MLB Game Preview - Yankees underdogs vs Rangers at Texas
New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers Odds
MLB wagering interest swings to the Texas vs New York battle on Tuesday at Rangers Ballpark as the Rangers try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Texas hands the ball to starter Alexi Ogando in this one and he'll try to improve on his 4-2 mark on the year. New York counters with Philip Hughes, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rangers bats at the same time.
The Yankees were listed as +-164 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 4-rated Rangers and the league No. 7-ranked Yankees, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Texas has the American League's No. 9-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Yankees average 8.1 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the American League list.
New York brings the American League's No. 2-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rangers' league No. 4-ranked defense.
Last time out for New York, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at -190 were rewarded, while the 3 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Yu Darvish shut down the Yankees in their last game, striking out 4 in a 3-0 shutout over New York in baseball action at Rangers Ballpark.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Yankees at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games when playing Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees are 4-9 SU in their last 13 games when playing on the road against Texas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games at home
Texas is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees at Texas, Wednesday, July 24