Rangers open series at Yankee Stadium
The Texas Rangers are expected to have Yu Darvish on the mound on Tuesday night as they open up a marquee three-game MLB betting series on the road against the New York Yankees.
The Rangers went just 3-4 against the Yankees last season, although Darvish held New York scoreless on seven hits over 8 1-3 innings of work in his only start against them. The righthander sits at 7-3 with a 2.84 ERA so far on the season.
Hiroki Kuroda will pitch for the Yankees; Kuroda is 7-5 to date on the season.
This game puts the Yankees, most recently No. 9 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rangers, who rate an American League No. 4 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's American League No. 11-ranked scoring average of 3.9 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.4 runs per game in the league. The Yankees have averaged 8 hits per game to date this season, less than the Rangers hitters have managed (9 per nine innings).
Texas brings the American League's No. 4-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees' league No. 2-ranked defense.
In their last action, Texas was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Cardinals. Bettors on Texas at +175 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Texas rolled to a 2-1 win against St. Louis on Sunday, as Nick Tepesch and the Rangers' bats led the team to victory at Busch Stadium.
New York lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Rays on June 23. Bettors who backed the Rays at +104 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Rays, who beat them 3-1 on Sunday behind a start from Chris Archer at Yankee Stadium.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Rangers at Yankees trends to consider:
Texas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas' last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing at home against Texas
NY Yankees are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games when playing Texas
NY Yankees are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games at home
NY Yankees are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games
Texas at NY Yankees, Wednesday, June 26