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MLB Betting: Yankees vs. Rangers

The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers finish off a three-game series tonght at Yankee Stadium.

C.J. Wilson (7-3, 3.09) will start for the Rangers tonight, while the Yankees are expected to send minor leaguer Brian Gordon to the hill for his season debut. Wilson recorded a win over Minnesota last time out after allowing three runs on eight hits in seven innings.

View Texas vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yankees rated this week at No. 1 and the Rangers sitting at No. 3.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 1 ranked American League offense (5.4 runs per game) against a Rangers defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 10 in the American League at 4.4 runs allowed per game. The Yankees have been averaging 8.8 hits per game, less than the Rangers have managed so far this season (9 hits on average).

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.6 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.3 runs per game.

The Rangers were a 12-4 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (16) was good news for OVER bettors. Texas didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 12-4 to New York on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Atlanta are 3-7
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

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


A few Rangers at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas' last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing Texas
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing Texas

Next up:
Texas at Atlanta, Friday, June 17
NY Yankees at Chi Cubs, Friday, June 17

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