Yankees face Texas Rangers: MLB odds preview and stats
New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Rangers Ballpark on Thursday as host Texas battles the New York Yankees in baseball odds action.
Derek Holland gets the call for the Texas Rangers and he will try to build on a 8-5 mark. In the other dugout, Hiroki Kuroda brings a 9-6 ledger to the game for the Yankees as he tries to quiet the Rangers bats.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Yankees listed as underdogs of +-150 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, check for updates at 5Dimes.
The Rangers sit at No. 4 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Yankees sit at an American League No. 7 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 9-ranked scoring average of 4.2 runs per game, against a Yankees offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Yankees hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.8 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 9 in scoring at home.
The Yankees were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Rangers. That made winners of bettors who got Texas at -167 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 3-1 to Texas on Wednesday at Rangers Ballpark.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Cleveland are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 4-6
A few Yankees at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing Texas
NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games on the road
Texas is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Texas is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas' last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas' last 7 games at home
NY Yankees home to Tampa Bay, Friday, July 26
Texas at Cleveland, Friday, July 26