As is usually the case the Texas Rangers are half a team. Specifically, a lack of quality pitching is the lead culprit to their playoff demise. Surprisingly enough Texas has had good enough hitting to become an unexpected MLB betting value. Contrarily the Rangers bring far better board prices due to their lack of public appeal. By contrast, the Yankees have been one of the most profitable teams on the board. New York started off in the black and has never let up. But starting pitching remains a potential problem come playoff time. Still, the Yanks remain World Series chalks.
Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees
Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees Current Form
Now the Rangers have an MLB betting record of 64-69 with 60 overs. Texas ranks 11th for run production and 23rd for staff ERA. On the other hand, the Yankees are 87-47 with only 56 under. New York ranks second for run production and home runs. In contrast, the Bronx Bombers rank 15th for ERA and 21st for quality starts.
Texas Rangers Probable Starter and Bullpen
Right-hander Ariel Jurado (6-10, 1.50 WHIP, 5.48 ERA, 74 K, 106.2 IP) is the probable Texas starter. Of great concern is that the Rangers have posted eight offshore bookmaker losses in his last 10 starts. Texas ranks 19th in MLB for bullpen ERA. Shawn Kelly (5-2, 11 SV, 4 BLSV, 1.35 WHIP, 4.35 ERA, 36 K, 39.1 IP) is the Rangers save leader. And Jose Leclerc (2-3, 8 SV, 4 BLSV, 1.28 WHIP, 4.20 ERA, 82 K, 55.2 IP) is another factor.
New York Yankees Probable Starter and Bullpen
Concurrently Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka (10-7, 1.22 WHIP, 4.47 ERA, 128 K, 157 IP) is the probable Yankees starter. New York has won eight of his last 10 starts. Overall the Bronx Bombers rank seventh for bullpen ERA. Aroldis Chapman (3-2, 36 SV, 5 BLSV, 1.12 WHIP, 2.26 ERA) is a top tier closer.
Texas and New York Betting Trends
The Rangers are:
4-11 in their last 15 away games
3-9-1 under the total in their last 13 road matchups
3-6 in their last nine games with the Yankees
7-2-2 over the total in their last 11 tilts with the Bronx Bombers
The Yankees are:
16-4 in their last 20 games at Yankee Stadium
8-1 over the total in their last nine meetings at home
6-3 at Yankee Stadium vs. Texas
3-1-1 over the total at home against the Rangers
Yankees vs. Rangers MLB Betting Odd Picks
In this situation, the Yankees must press on to ensure home field for the playoffs. New York’s MLB betting dominance and profits at Yankee Stadium are impossible to ignore. Of great concern are the poor Texas pitching and inability to get the money on the road. Supplementing that issue is the powerful Yankees lineup. Summing up it’s likely a losing combination for Texas.
Yankees vs. Rangers MLB Betting Online Pick: New York Yankees
Yankees vs. Rangers MLB Betting Online Score Prediction: Yankees 6, Rangers 3
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