On the evening of May 8, 2024, the Houston Astros will square off against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, beginning at 7:05 PM ET. The forecast predicts light rain, potentially adding an extra layer of challenge for the players.\n\nSpencer Arrighetti will take the mound for the Astros, carrying an ERA of 8.265 into this matchup. In contrast, the Yankees will counter with Carlos Rodón, who boasts a more formidable ERA of 3.682.\n\nIn the AL West, the Astros currently sit in the 14th position with a 9-19 record and a .320 winning percentage. Their divisional performance shows 4 wins and 3 losses, ranking them 5th. The team’s recent track record includes 3 victories in their last 10 games, complemented by a current two-game winning streak. On the road, they have recorded 5 wins against 10 losses. The Astros have managed 122 runs and conceded 144 this season.\n\nThe Yankees are performing stronger in the AL East, holding the 3rd spot with a 19-11 record and a .630 winning percentage. Within their division, they stand at 2nd place with an even 5-5 record in divisional games. With a recent form of 5 wins in their last 10 games and a slight hiccup in their last game (L1 streak), they look to bounce back. The Yankees sport a home record of 8-5 and have been more successful on the road with an 11-6 record. They’ve scored 148 runs and allowed 107 runs so far.\n\nIn terms of betting odds, the Yankees are favored with a point spread of -1.5 and an over/under set at 8.5. The money line odds see the Yankees at -142 and the Astros at +119. This suggests that the Yankees are slightly expected to win, but the Astros could potentially provide a strong challenge or upset, considering the close nature of these odds.