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MLB PICKS JUNE 20 - NEW YORK YANKEES VS HOUSTON ASTROS PICK & ANALYSIS

June 20, 2019

MLB EXPERT PICKS - FULL ANALYSIS ATTACHED

NEW YORK YANKEES -1.5 RUNLINE: 1 UNIT  (+140)

 

Gerritt Cole completely neutralized the Reds offense as we expected on Wednesday, but the Astros offense couldn't muster more than 2 runs, before Roberto Osuna blew his 1st save of the year in the bottom of the 9th. Frustrating loss, but this outing officially solidifies that Houston is in a significant offensive regression and we are looking to take advantage. The Astros have scored just 7 runs during an ongoing 4-game losing streak (1.75/game) and were held to just 20 hits in the series (6.6/game). 7 of these hits were produced by Michael Brantley, meaning the rest of the roster recorded just 13 hits in the series. Houston has not had good success when going into Yankee Stadium even when they have been at their best and have lost 5 of their last 6. They will be in tough tonight versus a lethal Yankees squad that is nearing full health. The Yankees are on a 5-game winning streak averaging 7.8 runs per game in the process and they have won 5 of their last 6 at home. Don't be alarmed by Chad Green's 7.54 ERA. He is just being as an opener in this game. The Yankees are a perfect 5-0 when he has opened the game in this situation and the team is averaging a whopping 7.98 runs of support in games that he starts.