MLB Game Preview - Yankees underdogs vs Rangers at New York
Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Odds
New York will look to improve on its 42-35 record when take on Texas, a key part of the MLB odds lineup on Thursday.
Philip Hughes gets the call for the New York Yankees and he will try to build on a 3-6 mark. In the other dugout, Derek Holland brings a 5-4 ledger to the game for the Rangers as he tries to quiet the Yankees bats.
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Yankees at No. 9 in the American League and the Rangers at No. 4 in the American League heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the American League's No. 11-rated offensive output, at 8 hits per game. The Rangers average 9.1 hits per game, good for No. 5 on the American League list.
New York owns the American League's No. 2 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Texas' American League No. 4-rated defense.
The Rangers were an 8-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at +119 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Texas got the job done in their last match in an 8-5 victory over New York on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium behind starter Justin Grimm.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Cincinnati are 3-6
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 6-4
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Rangers at Yankees trends to consider:
Texas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Texas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Texas' last 16 games
Texas is 5-12 SU in their last 17 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games when playing at home against Texas
NY Yankees are 12-5 SU in their last 17 games when playing Texas
Texas home to Cincinnati, Friday, June 28
NY Yankees at Baltimore, Friday, June 28