Rangers host Yankees in Arlington
The Texas Rangers are expected to send newly-acquired Matt Garza to the mound on Wednesday night as they continue their MLB betting series at home against the New York Yankees.
Garza was dealt from the Cubs to the Rangers on Monday, and the righthander went 6-1 with a 3.17 ERA for Chicago this season. Garza has made 12 career appearances against the Yankees, going 1-4 with a 4.48 ERA over 66 1-3 innings of work.
Andy Pettitte gets the ball for New York; he's 7-7 so far this season.
This game matches up the No. 4 (Rangers) and the No. 7 (Yankees) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas' No. 9 ranked American League offense (4.2 runs per game) against a Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 2 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Rangers have been averaging 8.9 hits per game, more than the Yankees have managed so far this season (8.1 hits on average).
Texas owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 2-rated defense.
Last time out for New York, they were a 5-4 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at +153 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Yankees grabbed a win last time out, defeating Alexi Ogando and the Rangers 5-4 on Tuesday at Rangers Ballpark.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Yankees at Rangers trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games on the road
NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games when playing Texas
NY Yankees are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Texas' last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games at home
Texas is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Texas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
NY Yankees at Texas, Thursday, July 25