(MLB) NY Yankees vs. Houston, 06/30/2022 6:10 PM, Score: 1 - 2
Money Line: -125.00 NY Yankees (Away)
Result: Loss
10* NY Yankees (6:10 ET): The Yankees were very fortunate to sweep the A’s as they trailed by three runs (early) in two of the games and were outhit in the other. But the bottom line is the team wearing Pinstripes is now a MLB-best 56-20 and this is a great price on them as they open up a weekend series in Houston. Now, I’ll concede that going from facing the team with the worst record in baseball (at home) to facing the AL West leaders is a step up in class. But this year, the Yanks are really in a class of their own. They have a +151 run differential. Houston, who is the AL’s second best team, has a +72 run differential.

These teams just met last weekend in the Bronx and they ended up each winning twice in the four-game series. Luis Severino will start tonight’s opener for NY. He was unsuccessful last weekend against the Astros, but did hold them to just three runs and five hits over six innings. The problem is that Justin Verlander was simply better (Astros won 3-1). But this time Severino will be opposed by Luis Garcia, whose ERA leaves a bit to be desired. While Garcia has posted B2B victories, he didn’t face the Yankees last weekend and was 0-4 with a 4.44 ERA his five starts before that.

Severino is due for a win here as he has just one in his last six starts despite a 3.13 ERA during that span. Over the L7 starts, his ERA is 2.91 and his WHIP is 0.90 with five quality starts. The Yankees have been dominant in the month of June, winning 22 of 27 games and they are also 38-12 in night games this season. The Astros did just take two from the Mets and allowed only one run in the process. But they’ve also been held to three runs or fewer in four of the last five games (three of those vs. the Yankees). Note that Yordan Alvarez was carted off the field yesterday after a scary collision with shortstop Jeremy Pena. Both are being evaluated for concussions and thus may not be available. 10* NY Yankees