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Yankees Vs Astros predictions: Get our picks for the 2021 matchups

In this article, we will review the upcoming games between the New York Yankees and Houston Astros and potential predictions and picks.

Yankees vs Astros Top Wagering Picks & Odds

In the table below, you will see the latest and most popular betting odds related to the NY Yankees and Houston Astros. The markets picked are all outright because the first game between the two teams is months away. In the rest of the article, you can read more about which outright and regular bets you can choose.

  1. World Series Winner, NY Yankees, +550, Fanduel Sportsbook
  2. American League Winner, NY Yankees, +230, BetMGM
  3. Yankees Regular Season Wins, Over 95.5, -110, William Hill
  4. American League MVP Award, Aaron Judge, +1200, Fanduel Sportsbook

Remember that the odds in the table are correct at the time of posting, but you will need to check out the bookmaker platform before placing the actual bet to make sure that the odds haven’t changed.

Yankees vs Astros Match Preview – Past & Future Games and Stats

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The Yankees haven’t played against the Astros since 2019 and overall, the teams don’t have many meetings, like the Dodgers and the Cubs, for example. They played less than a hundred games against each other since 2003. They started meeting more frequently after the Houston Astros moved to the American League after playing over fifty seasons in the National League.

Both teams are in good form but we won’t be able to tell for sure because the MLB season hasn’t started yet. We can either trust in the oddsmakers and favor the Yankees too, or we can believe that the underdog will prevail. Either way, we will have to wait until the beginning of May (5th and 6th of the month) and the beginning of July (the 11th and 12th of the month) to see who will win.

Top Yankees vs Astros Betting Predictions

If you will be betting on the regular Yankees vs Astros games, then you will have to choose from the following betting markets:

  • Moneyline
  • Spread
  • Totals

The Moneyline is a straightforward betting market, where one of the teams is the favorite and the other one is the underdog. You will bet on the team you believe will win the market, regardless of what the odds deem them as.

Spread betting in Baseball is also called “run line” betting and you bet if a team will win by beating the pre-determined “run line” or whether the competing team will keep the game within a run. For example, these types of bets are popular when there is an almost-certain favorite in a game and you want to benefit from the better odds (than Moneyline bets). The so-called “run line” is usually 1.5, but some bookies offer 2.5 or even 3.5 run line bets.

Betting on totals in Baseball is when you bet on the score of the game. This means that you are betting on whether the total number of runs in a game is over or under a pre-determined decimal. These types of bets aren’t as popular as the other two.

If you don’t want to bet on regular betting markets, you can choose to bet on outright markets, which usually have better odds, especially if the bets are placed earlier. There are various outright markets on the MLB, but the most popular options are explained below.

World Series 2021 Winner

The World Series is the most popular event in Baseball and predicting the winner at the start of the MLB season is a great accomplishment. Of course, it’s almost impossible to predict it and that’s why the odds on these events are better than odds on regular Baseball markets.

Player Awards

You can bet on certain Yankees or Astros players, for example, to receive awards, such as:

  • MVP
  • Cy Young
  • Rookie of the Year

There are two awards given each season – one for the American League and another one for the National League. Sometimes there are betting markets, like “MVP of the All-Star Game,” which are also very popular.

Player/Team Stats

Betting on team/player statistics is also very popular, for example, you can bet on:

  • The player with the most home runs during the 2021 season
  • Yankees games won during the season (over/under)
  • Astros games won during the season (over/under)
  • The player with the most RBIs during the 2021 season

Yankee Stadium

Top Bookmakers to Bet on Major League Baseball

Each state has its top bookmakers and the ones listed below are popular across multiple stats whether it’s on mobile devices or in land-based locations. If any of the Sportsbooks listed below don’t operate where you are, look for bookmakers, who are licensed. Our top choices are listed below because of their user-friendly platforms and great customer support. They also provide competitive prices and some betting features we can all benefit from, like cash-out.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Yankees vs Astros

Where will the Astros home games be played at?

The July Astros vs Yankees games will be played at Minute Maid Park.

Where will the Yankees’ home games be played at?

The Yankees will host the May games at Yankee Stadium.

Is betting on Baseball legal in all US states?

No, it isn’t. Only a portion of the states have legalized sports betting, and a fraction of those states have licensed online and mobile Sportsbooks.

Will I be able to watch the Astros and Yankees games live via my bookmaker platform?

Yes, you will. But only if your bookmaker offers live streaming and provides streams of the specific MLB games you want to watch. Another option is to subscribe to a sports streaming service, which offers MLB streams.

Can I bet on baseball games in-play?

Yes, you can. But only if the Sportsbook you are playing on offers MLB in-play matches.

Do I have to verify my Sportsbook account to bet on the Yankees or Astros?

Yes, you do. You wouldn’t be able to bet on anything without verifying your account.

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Aanu Omorodion

22 year-old football analyst and content creator. Lover of the beautiful game.

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