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Matt Harrison vs Ivan Nova matchup featured in MLB action

Texas RangersNew York Yankees
April 15, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Odds

9-3TEAM RECORD7-4

The Texas Rangers will look to grab a road win when they take on the Yankees in New York at Yankee Stadium on Friday in baseball odds action.

The match puts starter Matt Harrison for the Rangers on the hill facing Ivan Nova for the Yankees. Harrison brings a 2-0 mark to the game, while Nova is 1-0 to date on the season.

View Texas vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-140 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 10 for those preferring over under wagers.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits New York's No. 2-rated American League offense, averaging 5.7 runs per game, against a Rangers defense that ranks No. 1 in the American League at 2.8 in runs allowed per game. The Yankees have averaged 8.5 hits per game so far, less than Rangers batters have averaged on the year (8.8 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the American League's No. 1 mark in runs allowed.

Texas was a 3-2 loser in its last match on the road against the Tigers. They lost as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors. Texas looks to rebound from a loss to the Tigers, who beat them 3-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Max Scherzer at Comerica Park.

Last time out for New York, they were a 6-5 winner as they battled the Orioles at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -180 were rewarded, while the 11 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. The Yankees beat Baltimore in extra innings, earning a 6-5 victory at Yankee Stadium in MLB wagering action.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 8-2
After playing Detroit are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Baltimore are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Rangers at Yankees trends to consider:
Texas is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Texas is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas' last 10 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Yankees' last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at NY Yankees, Saturday, April 16

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