MLB Betting: Morton Tries To Stay Perfect
A rematch of the 2017 ALCS highlights the Tuesday night MLB schedule, as the Houston Astros and New York Yankees clash in the second game of a three-game series.
The Astros will send Charlie Morton (7-0, 2.04) to the mound Tuesday in New York, as he looks to maintain his perfect record. In his last start against the Cleveland Indians, Morton recorded the win, allowing two runs on five hits over six innings. Houston won 8-2 as a -170 favorite in MLB betting at Bovada Sportsbook. Morton faced the Yankees on April 30 and led Houston to a 2-1 win as a +155 underdog, limiting New York to one run on two hits with 10 strikeouts in 7.2 innings.
Getting the call for New York on Tuesday night will be veteran lefty CC Sabathia (2-1, 3.55). He’s coming off a rough no decision against the Texas Rangers in which he was ripped for seven runs on six hits in 4.1 innings. New York lost 12-10 as a -195 favorite. Surprisingly, Sabathia has faced Houston only three times in his career, posting a 2-1 record and a 4.15 ERA.
The Yankees and Astros met up for a four-game series earlier this month and New York won three of four, including two wins as a road underdog. The Yankees had won three straight at home vs Houston heading into this series, and six of their last nine.
Streaking Brew Crew host Cards
Also on Tuesday night, the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers play host to their division rival St. Louis Cardinals in the second game of their three-game series.
The Cardinals will start Michael Wacha (5-1, 2.88) on Tuesday night. He’s coming off a no decision against the Kansas City Royals which St. Louis lost 5-2 as a -155 favorite after he allowed two runs on four hits over 6.2 innings. In 10 career starts against the Brewers, Wacha is 4-0 with a 4.60 ERA.
Zach Davies (2-4, 4.74) will get the start for Milwaukee. In his last start, he took the loss against the Mets after giving up four runs on six hits in four innings. Milwaukee lost 5-0 as a -150 favorite. He faced the Cardinals in April and was ripped for seven runs on eight hits in 5.2 innings.
The Brewers entered this series rolling, having won three straight and nine of their last 11. Milwaukee and St. Louis have split the season series so far with three wins apiece. In Milwaukee, the Cardinals have had some success lately at 7-4 in their last 11 games.