DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees will be taking on the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park. Fox Sports Southwest will televise this AL showdown and the opening pitch will be at 3:05 p.m. ET.
New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers Odds
The Yankees have gone 103-58 SU this year and are 93-67 against the spread (ATS). They’ve accumulated 18.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 25.9 units ATS. The Rangers, on the other hand, are 77-84 SU and 85-75 ATS. The team has gained 4.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 1.0 unit ATS.
Rangers games have had an over/under record of 74-83-3 in 2019. The Yankees have been a decent over bet with a total record of 84-71-5.
Chad Green is getting the nod for the visiting Yankees. The right-handed Green (4-4, 4.24 ERA) has racked up 96 strikeouts in 68 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with four strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA against Texas this year.
The Rangers will send righty Lance Lynn (15-11, 3.76 ERA) to the mound. Lynn has 236 strikeouts and 58 walks as well as a WHIP of 1.25. Lynn is 0-1 with seven strikeouts and a 5.40 ERA in one start against New York this year.
As a unit, Texas’ pitchers have yielded 5.4 runs per game overall this year. The club’s starters have a 5.41 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.74 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 8.9 K/9.
The Texas hitters have put up 5.0 runs per contest, including 5.0 per game over its last 10 games and 7.2 per game over their last five. The team has a slash-line of .285/.388/.506 over its last five matchups and is 2-3 SU during that stretch.
The Rangers’ offense has been led by Elvis Andrus and Shin-soo Choo. Andrus is hitting .273/.312/.393 with 12 home runs, 72 RBIs, 80 runs and 29 steals, and Choo’s line is .264/.368/.453 with 24 homers, 61 RBIs, 91 runs and 14 steals.
In the other dugout, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.6 runs per game and its starters own a 4.52 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 9.05 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 4.06, along with a WHIP of 1.29 and a K/9 of 10.21.
The Yankees offense has slashed .268/.341/.491 on its way to 5.9 runs scored per game this year, including 5.6 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 5.4 per game over the team’s last five outings (2-3 SU).
Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres continue to lead New York’s offense. LeMahieu is slashing .329/.376/.521 with 26 home runs, 102 RBIs and 109 runs scored, while Torres (.280/.338/.538) is up to 38 homers, 90 RBIs and 96 runs scored.
New York Yankees at Texas Rangers MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Rangers, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – UNDER
New York has recorded 17 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Texas has 21 XBH over its last five.
The Yankees have a team OPS of .833 this season and an OPS of .823 against right-handed pitchers. The Rangers’ OPS stands at .752 overall and .762 against righties.
Texas has posted 21.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 26.8 over its last five.
The Yankees have hit 19 home runs in their last 10 games, including 10 over their last five.