Texas Rangers at New York Yankees Betting Preview

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The Texas Rangers will play the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Fox Sports Southwest will broadcast this AL showdown. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET.

Texas Rangers at New York Yankees Odds

Oddsmakers are listing New York (-205) as the favorite over Texas (+187). Bettors can wager on the game’s total with odds posted at -110 for over 10 runs and -110 for under 10. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the odds sitting at -115 for the Rangers +1.5 runs and -105 for the Yankees -1.5 runs.

The Yankees are 72-42 straight up (SU) and 57-58 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 0.7 units for moneyline bettors and 8.3 units (ATS). New York has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven. The Rangers are 51-66 SU and have gone 60-58 ATS. Overall, the team’s accumulated 0.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline, but have lost 1.1 units ATS. Texas has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in five of those seven.

Yankees games have a 51-58-6 over/under record in 2018. Texas has an over/under record of 57-54-7.

Texas’ pitching staff allowed 5.3 runs per game and its starters own a 5.30 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 6.41 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.18, along with a K-per-9 of 8.13.

The Rangers offense has slashed .244/.327/.413 on its way to 4.8 runs scored per game this year, including 7.4 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 6.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).

Texas’ offense has been sparked by Shin-soo Choo and Nomar Mazara. Choo is slashing .271/.388/.474 with 20 home runs, 56 RBIs and 65 runs scored, while Mazara is hitting .272 with 15 homers, 58 RBIs and 46 runs scored.

In the other dugout, New York’s pitching staff has yielded 4.0 runs per game overall this year. Its starting pitching staff has a 4.03 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.07, a WHIP of 1.14 and a K/9 of 11.5.

The New York hitters are putting up 5.2 runs per outing, including 4.9 per game over its last 10 games and 5.8 per game over their last five. The team has hit .217/.318/.413 over its last five contests and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Giancarlo Stanton and Miguel Andujar have led the Yankees’ batters this year. Stanton is slashing .279/.343/.521 with 28 home runs, 74 RBIs and 72 runs scored, and Andujar’s line is .292/.326/.501 with 16 homers, 52 RBIs and 53 runs.

Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Rangers, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in three of New York’s last seven games.
  • Texas has posted 27.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 25.2 over its last five.
  • The Rangers have hit 17 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 19 over their last 10.