MLB Betting: Rangers visit Yankees
Two of the top offense in baseball finish off a three-game series in New York tonight, when the Yankees play host to the Texas Rangers.
Despite both sides boasting powerful lineups runs could be at a premium with Alexi Ogando (2-0, 0.00) on tap for Texas and CC Sabathia (0-1, 1.45) getting the ball for New York. Ogando tossed seven shutout innings against Detroit in hos last start, while Sabathia is coming off a loss against Boston in which he allowed one run on nine hits over 5 2-3 innings.
Sportsbooks had installed the Yankees as -160 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's American League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 5.5 runs per game, against a Rangers offense rated No. 5 and scoring 5.2 runs per game in the league. The Yankees have averaged 8.5 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rangers hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).
Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.8 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 5.6 runs per game.
The Rangers were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -117 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Texas suffered a 5-2 loss against New York on Saturday, as Derek Holland wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Yankee Stadium.
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing LA Angels are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 7-3
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a win are 3-7
A few Rangers at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 6 games on the road
Texas is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing NY Yankees
Texas is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Yankees' last 13 games at home
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games
NY Yankees are 3-8 SU in their last 11 games when playing Texas
Texas home to LA Angels, Monday, April 18
NY Yankees at Toronto, Tuesday, April 19