Texas Rangers at New York Yankees Free Preview

Jonathan GarosBaseball, MLB

The New York Yankees are set to host the Texas Rangers at Yankee Stadium. The opening pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET and Fox Sports Southwest will broadcast this AL showdown.

Texas Rangers at New York Yankees Odds

Vegas is listing Texas (+182) as the underdog to New York (-195). Gamblers can wager on the game’s total with odds sitting at -115 for over nine runs and -105 for under nine. The game’s runline odds sit at -120 for taking the Rangers +1.5 runs and +100 for the Yankees -1.5.

The Yankees are 69-42 straight up (SU) and 56-57 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 0.4 units for moneyline bettors while gaining 8.2 units (ATS). The Rangers have gone 49-65 SU this year and are 59-57 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 0.9 units for moneyline gamblers and 1.0 unit ATS.

New York games have an over/under record of 49-58-6 in 2018. Texas has an over/under record of 55-54-7.

Martin Perez will get the nod for the Rangers. The southpaw Perez is 2-4 with a 6.15 ERA and 33 strikeouts. He has yet to face the Yankees this year and only made one start against them in 2017 (1-0, 3.18 ERA and four strikeouts over five and two-third innings).

The Yankees will turn to righty Masahiro Tanaka (9-2, 3.76 ERA), who has 109 punchouts and 26 walks as well as a 1.07 WHIP. Tanaka is 1-0 with three strikeouts and a 7.20 ERA in one start against Texas this year.

As a unit, New York’s pitchers have yielded 4.0 runs per game overall this year. Its starters have an ERA of 4.05, a WHIP of 1.24 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 8.9. The bullpen has a solid ERA of just 3.12, a WHIP of 1.14 and a K/9 of 11.5.

The New York hitters are putting up 5.1 runs per outing, including 4.7 per game over its last 10 games and 4.0 per game over their last five. The team’s hit .183/.264/.354 over its last five games and is 1-4 SU during that span.

The Yankees’ offense has been led by Giancarlo Stanton, who is hitting .278/.343/.508 with 25 home runs, 67 RBIs and 69 runs scored.

In the visiting dugout, Texas’ pitchers have allowed 5.2 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 5.28 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 6.53 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.13, along with a K-per-9 of 8.18.

Rangers hitters have slashed .242/.325/.408 on their way to 4.7 runs scored per game this year, including 7.1 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 8.0 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Shin-soo Choo has sparked Texas’ offense and is hitting .272/.381/.474 with 20 home runs, 53 RBIs and 64 runs scored.

The Rangers just dropped a 4-3 game to the Mariners, while the Yankees are coming off of a 7-0 win against the White Sox.

Texas Rangers at New York Yankees MLB Tip

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

Betting Trends,

  • The over has hit in only two of New York’s last seven games.
  • The Rangers have hit 18 home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 14 over their last 10.
  • New York has posted 20.7 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 contests and 16.0 over its last five.