The Texas Rangers are set to host the New York Yankees at Globe Life Park. Pix11 will be airing this AL matchup. The opening pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. ET.
New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers Odds
Vegas has listed Texas (+165) as the underdog to New York (-175). The total sits at 9.5 runs and bettors can wager on the over for -115 and the under for -105. Runline odds sit at -120 for betting the Yankees -1.5 runs and +100 for the Rangers +1.5 runs.
The Yankees are 30-13 SU and are 23-19 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 8.8 units for moneyline gamblers in this young season and 3.5 units ATS. New York is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the over has hit in four of those seven. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 18-30 SU and 19-28 ATS. They’ve lost 4.0 units for moneyline bettors and 13.9 units ATS. Texas has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven outings and the under has cashed in five of those seven.
Rangers games have an over/under record of 23-21-3 so far in 2018. The Yankees have been a decent over bet with a total record of 24-17-1.
Masahiro Tanaka is getting the nod for the visiting Yankees. The right-handed Tanaka is 4-2 with a 4.73 ERA and 47 strikeouts. He has yet to face Texas this year, but he made two starts against the Rangers in 2017, putting together a 0-1 record against them with a 5.25 ERA and 16 strikeouts.
The Rangers are putting the ball in the hands of righty Bartolo Colon (2-1, 2.82 ERA), who has 32 strikeouts and four walks to his name, as well as a 0.84 WHIP. Colon made two starts against the Yankees in 2017, putting together a 0-2 record with a 12.27 ERA.
Texas pitching staff has allowed 5.2 runs per game overall this season as a unit. Its starting pitching staff has an ERA of 5.12, a WHIP of 1.45 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.3. The bullpen has a 4.02 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 8.3 K/9.
The Texas hitters have produced 4.0 runs per outing, including 3.8 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over their last five. The team has slashed .183/.272/.256 over its last five contests and is 2-3 SU during that span.
The Rangers batters have been led by right fielder Nomar Mazara and third baseman Adrian Beltre. Mazara is slashing .276/.332/.503 with 10 home runs, 27 RBIs and 27 runs scored, while Beltre is batting .314 with 32 hits, 12 RBIs and 11 runs.
Mazara enjoyed hitting against righty pitching at home last year, slashing .312/.379/.526 in 240 such plate appearances (compared to his overall season line of .253/.323/.422).
For the visitors, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.68 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 8.51 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.43, along with a WHIP of 1.19 and a K/9 of 12.66.
Yankees hitters have slashed .256/.345/.459 on their way to 5.8 runs scored per game in 2018, including 6.1 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 6.6 per game over the teams last five outings (4-1 SU).
Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have led New York’s hitters. Judge is slashing .282/.416/.546 with 11 home runs, 35 RBIs and 33 runs scored, while Stanton (.263/.345/.526) has produced 11 homers, 27 RBIs and 32 runs scored.
Judge did not do as well hitting on the road last season. Across 343 plate appearances, he put up a slash line of .257/.405/.533 (compared to his overall season line of .284/.422/.627).
The Yankees have gained 3.4 units and are 15-13 ATS when facing a righty starter this season. The over has cashed in 18 of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under against right-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Rangers have lost 0.6 units and are 15-19 ATS when facing a righty starter. The overs hit in 16 of those games, compared to 17 that went under the total.
New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers Free Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – OVER
- The Yankees have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games, including 13 over their last five.
- Texas has recorded 16.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 16.4 over its last five.
- The Yankees have won four of their last five games SU while the Rangers have lost three of their last four SU.