The Texas Rangers are rarely underdogs with the club holding a massive lead in the AL West, but they have dominated when being put in that position. The Rangers have won eight of their last nine games as underdogs – with the lone loss coming by just one run. Texas will be underdogs once again when they continue a four-game set with the New York Yankees Wednesday.
- The Rangers’ lineup has a career .323 BA against Tanaka, but have only registered one extra-base hit.
- The OVER is 7-3 in the Yankees’ past 10 games.
- The Rangers have won the past four meetings with the Yankees.
Masahiro Tanaka – who will get the start for the Yankees – has been considerably worse in New York this season. Tanaka has a 4.59 ERA at home compared to a stellar 1.32 ERA in hostile territory. However, the Yankees are 6-2 in Tanaka’s eight home starts this season, thanks to the team averaging nearly five runs of support per game in those outings.
Nick Martinez will be making just his fifth appearance on the mound – and only his third start – of the season Wednesday. Martinez has allowed 12 hits and seven runs in his previous two starts this season, while walking more batters than he has K’ed.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The Texas Rangers were listed as 180 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Wednesday over at Bodog.
Odds – Shark
computer prediction formulas pick a 4.9-4.3 win for the Yankees on Wednesday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
New York (37-39) will face the 51-27 Rangers in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Texas injuries news.
The Odds – Shark
MLB Power Rankings have the New York Yankees at No. 14 and the Texas Rangers at No. 12 heading into this contest.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Texas Rangers rank No. 9 at 9.1 hits per game. That compares with the New York Yankees No. 22 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rangers own the No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Texas looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 7-1 final on Tuesday in support of C Hamels at Yankee Stadium.
- Texas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
- Texas is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games
- Texas is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- NY Yankees is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
- The total has gone OVER in 7 of NY Yankees’s last 10 games
- NY Yankees is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games at home
- NY Yankees is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Texas at New York, Thursday, June 30th