MLB odds handicappers are concerned about the Yankees pitching staff however as the starting staff lacks depth and quality after the top 2 slots and the team is becoming one of the oldest in MLB baseball betting.
The New York Yankees will host the Houston Astros on Friday night in an inter league spring training exhibition game that will start at 7:05 PM ET. Be sure and open your Sports Gambling account for side and total odds on this matchup.
Houston has gone from a perennial contender in the National League Central into a consistent also ran as they have finished under the .500 mark in 3 of the last 4 seasons. The Astros began exhibition action with just 10 wins in their first 24 games with the MLB lines.
The Astros were not exactly ripping the ball in spring training and their lack of offensive production is a concern heading into regular season play. Jordan Lyles had a tidy 1.80 earned run average but also a record of 1-2 because of poor run support.
The Yankees were sleepwalking through spring training with a baseball wagering record of 8-12. The big question for the Bronx Bombers this year is the starting pitching staff as after CC Sabathia there are nothing but question marks and that is why the hated arch rival Boston Red Sox are the favorite to win the American League East this year.
Alex Rodriguez has been in top form in spring training with a .412 average and 5 doubles, 4 home runs, and 11 runs batted in. Jorge Vazquez was also hot with a .467 batting average and 3 home runs with 8 RBI’s.
Houston was a +6500 long shot at Sports-Gambling to win the World Series and was a +3700 selection to win the National League. The Astros were a +2300 shot to win the National League Central and had an over under win total of 72.5.
The Yankees had an over under win total at Sports-Gambling of 91.5. The Bronx Bombers were a +170 selection to win the American League East and had MLB odds of +300 to win the American League pennant. New York was a +535 choice to win the Fall Classic in 2011.