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Derek Holland, Freddy Garcia take mound in Yankees vs Rangers tilt

Texas RangersNew York Yankees
April 16, 1:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Odds


The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between New York and Texas on Saturday, with the host Yankees trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

Freddy Garcia will take the mound for New York, and he'll carry a 0-0 record into the contest. Derek Holland gets the ball for Texas; he's 2-0 so far this season.

View Texas vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Baseball odds makers opened the Yankees as -140 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 10.

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. 4 and scoring 5.5 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 (8.4 per nine innings).

Defensively, Texas features the American League's No. 2-rated defense on the road, allowing 2.4 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 in the American League at home, scoring 5.7 runs per game.

Texas won its last outing, a 5-3 result against the Yankees on April 15. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +125 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Rangers enjoyed a 5-3 victory at the expense of the Yankees on Friday, with Matt Harrison throwing 8 innings of 7-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas are 5-5
After playing Texas are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3

A few Rangers at Yankees trends to consider:
Texas is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games on the road
Texas is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 9 of NY Yankees' last 12 games at home
NY Yankees are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of NY Yankees' last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing at home against Texas

Next up:
Texas at NY Yankees, Sunday, April 17