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Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Betting Matchup Report

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May 6, 8:05 PM | GrassRangers Ballpark

New York Yankees vs Texas Rangers Odds

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A key battle on the MLB odds menu sees visiting New York duelling Texas on Friday at Rangers Ballpark.

Ivan Nova gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Yankees on this day; he's 2-1 on the season. The Rangers, meanwhile, will counter with Matt Harrison, who will be looking to improve on his 3-3 mark.

View NY Yankees vs Texas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Rangers as -112 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 10.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 1 (Rangers) and the No. 4 (Yankees) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas' American League No. 4-ranked scoring average of 4.8 runs per game, against a Yankees offense rated No. 3 and scoring 5.1 runs per game in the league. The Rangers have averaged 8.6 hits per game to date this season, more than the Yankees hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4.4 runs per game on the highway. Texas, on the other hand, rates No. 2 in scoring at home.

Last time out for New York, they were a 6-3 loser as they battled the Tigers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Tigers at -103 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Yankees were saddled with a loss last time out in A.J. Burnett's start, as they lost 6-3 against Detroit on Thursday at Comerica Park.

The Rangers were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Mariners. That made winners of bettors who got Seattle at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Rangers starter, Colby Lewis, was terrific in striking out 11 Seattle batters last time out, but Texas still lost 3-1 on Thursday at Safeco Field.

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

Texas Rangers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Seattle are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Yankees at Rangers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Yankees' last 12 games
NY Yankees are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing Texas
NY Yankees are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against Texas
Texas is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 5 games at home
Texas is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas' last 6 games

Next up:
NY Yankees at Texas, Saturday, May 7