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New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers Betting Preview

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

Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Odds

67-49TEAM RECORD70-47

The Yankees get a visit from the Texas Rangers in baseball action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Yankees will rely on Ivan Nova to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while Derek Holland will be his counterpart for the Rangers. Ivan Nova is 11-6 this season, and Derek Holland is 7-6.

View Texas vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening MLB line for this matchup, New York sat as -135 favorites. The total was set at 10.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Yankees at No. 1 in the American League and the Rangers at No. 2 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the American League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 9.1 hits per game. The Rangers average 9.6 hits per game, good for No. 1 on the American League list.

Texas brings the American League's No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees' league No. 4-ranked defense.

Last time out for Texas, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Rangers endured a 3-2 loss at the hands of the Yankees on Wednesday, with Scott Feldman throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Rangers at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Texas is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
NY Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Toronto, Friday, August 17
NY Yankees home to Boston, Friday, August 17