New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers Betting Preview

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The New York Yankees will be facing off against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. The game gets underway 7:05 p.m. ET and YES Network is in line to showcase this AL matchup.

New York Yankees at Texas Rangers Odds

Vegas has listed New York (-175) as the favorite over Texas (+165). The total sits at 10 runs and bettors can wager on the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the games spread with the most recent runline odds sitting at Yankees -1.5 runs (-120) and Rangers +1.5 runs (+100).

The Rangers are only 19-31 SU and 19-30 ATS. They’ve lost 6.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 15.9 units against the spread (ATS). Texas has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone under in four of those seven. The Yankees are 31-14 SU and have gone 25-19 ATS. Overall, the teams gained 10.8 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 5.5 units ATS. New York has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Texas games have a 24-22-3 over/under record thus far in 2018. New York has been a decent over bet with a total record of 26-17-1.

CC Sabathia will get the start for New York. The southpaw Sabathia is 2-1 with a 2.40 ERA and 33 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Rangers this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Rangers are turning to righty Doug Fister (1-4, 3.43 ERA), who has 33 strikeouts and 15 walks as well as a 1.37 WHIP. Fister only made one start against the Yankees in 2017 (1-1, 3.72 ERA and six strikeouts across 9.2 innings).

New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.1 runs per game and its starters own a 3.92 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 8.54 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.31, along with a WHIP of 1.20.

Yankees hitters have slashed .256/.344/.468 on their way to 5.9 runs scored per game this season, including 6.5 runs per game over the teams last 10 games and 6.8 per game over the teams last five contests (3-2 SU).

New York’s hitters have been led by Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, who’ve collectively blasted 23 home runs. Judge is hitting .281/.412/.556 with 12 home runs, 36 RBIs and 35 runs scored, while Stanton (.263/.340/.514) is up to 11 homers, 28 RBIs and 33 runs scored.

Judge seemed to have a little trouble hitting on the road last season. Across 343 plate appearances, he maintained a slash line of .257/.405/.533 (compared to his total season line of .284/.422/.627).

For the home team, Texas pitching staff has allowed 5.3 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 5.15, a WHIP of 1.44 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.3. The bullpen has a 4.20 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 8.2 K/9.

The Texas offense is putting up 4.1 runs per outing, including 4.3 per game over its last 10 games and 5.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .181/.306/.335 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Rangers batters have been led by Nomar Mazara and Shin-soo Choo. Mazara is slashing .270/.338/.492 with 10 home runs, 28 RBIs and 28 runs scored, and Choo’s line is .249/.335/.392 with six homers, 21 RBIs and 27 runs.

Compared to his overall season slash line of .253/.323/.422, Mazara didn’t perform very well against left-handed pitching last season, slashing .228/.286/.317 over 133 plate appearances.

The Yankees have gained 4.3 units and are 16-13 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 19 of those games, compared to nine that’ve gone under in such games. On the other hand, the Rangers have lost 3.4 units and are 4-9 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The overs hit in seven of those games, compared to four which went under the total.

New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers Free Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – UNDER

Betting Trends

  • New York has recorded 26.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 28.8 over its last five.
  • The Yankees have hit 24 home runs in their last 10 games, including 17 over their last five.