MLB Betting Angle: Astros at Yankees

The New York Yankees are coming off an impressive four-game sweep of the Blue Jays and now get set to host the Houston Astros


New York is leading the league in home run power despite a rash of injuries to their offensive superstars in 2013 but thanks to the powerful database at Killer Sports, we’ve uncovered one angle that was “live” eight times last season for 1 over and 7 unders.


This profile looks at teams who beat the Toronto Blue Jays in back-to-back games to finish a series and were then listed as home favorites the next day in Game 1 of a new series: The SDQL for that angle sets up like this:

HF and p:W and pp:W and po:team = Blue Jays and season >= 2012 and rest = 0 and SG = 1


The only “Over” was April 20 and since then this angle is a perfect 7-0 for +7 units with the favorite going 5-2 and outscoring their guest 2.9 to 2.1 (average).

HF and p:W and pp:W and po:team = Blue Jays and rest = 0 and SG = 1 and date>=20120427


The average moneyline sportsbooks were charging on these teams was -145 so my theory is that these were good enough teams to beat an average club (Jays) two games in a row (which means they likely won the series), and they are now favored at home (no travel) with a decent starter who must be feeling pretty confident about notching himself a ‘W’.


New York and Andy Pettitte (3-1, 2.22 ERA) have all of these traits and they are also 13-0 the past few years behind Pettitte if he threw at least 100 pitches in his previous start (1-3 O/U last year in four home games).


There is a cross wind in New York that could knock a few balls down and the home plate umpire is Ed Hickox. Since 2006, Hickox has a record of 31-55-5 O/U in American League games including three of three unders at Yankee Stadium since 2011. Each of those games finished with fewer than seven total runs and the Over/Under odds for tonight’s contest are listed at 7.5 Under (-109).


Our system play for tonight is on the Astros and Yankees to stay “Under” 7.5 runs!


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