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Baseball odds preview - New York vs. Texas

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May 7, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers Odds

18-12TEAM RECORD17-16

The Rangers get a visit from the New York Yankees in baseball action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Rangers will turn to Derek Holland and his 3-1 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Yankees send Bartolo Colon (2-0) to the hill.

View NY Yankees vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rangers as -105 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 10 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 1-ranked Rangers and the American League No. 4-rated Yankees in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has the American League's No. 4-rated offensive output, at 8.4 hits per game. The Yankees average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 8 on the American League list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Texas has the American League's No. 7-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 5 mark in runs allowed.

New York won its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Rangers on May 6. Bettors who backed the Yankees at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Yankees grabbed a win last time out, defeating Matt Harrison and the Rangers 4-1 on Friday at Rangers Ballpark.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

A few Yankees at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Yankees' last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Texas is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games at home
Texas is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Texas, Sunday, May 8

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