New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Matchup Preview - October 19th, 2022

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The New York Yankees enter the game as the 14th ranked team per The Sharp Model X's Power Rankings and will battle the 20th ranked Astros at Minute Maid Park. The Yankees rank 1st in MLB in home runs and will likely lean on that power in their attempt to win today. When the Astros have found success this year, it's been through their power. They rank 4th in baseball in home runs.

New York Yankees Insights

  • Jameson Taillon's 2377 rpm fastball spin rate this year is in the 77th percentile among starting pitchers.

  • Matt Carpenter is an extreme flyball batter and faces the strong outfield defense of Houston (#1-best of all teams today).

  • The 19.2% Barrel% of the New York Yankees grades them out as the #2 club in the league since the start of last season by this stat.

Houston Astros Insights

  • Justin Verlander has been given more leash than the typical pitcher this year, throwing 5.0 more adjusted pitches-per-game than the average hurler.

  • Trey Mancini has primarily hit in the top-half of the batting order this year (72% of the time), but he is penciled in 7th in the batting order in this game.

  • Chas McCormick has a 99th percentile opposite-field rate on his flyballs (41.9%) and will be challenged by the game's 10th-deepest RF fences today.

Betting Trends

  • The Houston Astros have hit the Game Total Under in 94 of their last 165 games (+26.20 Units / 14% ROI)

  • The New York Yankees have hit the 1st Five Innings (F5) Total Over in 22 of their last 34 games (+9.10 Units / 24% ROI)

  • Oswald Peraza has hit the Singles Over in 8 of his last 12 games (+7.30 Units / 61% ROI)