Rangers vs Yankees MLB Betting Preview
Both the Rangers and Yankees have big cushions in their respective divisions and this match up may be a preview of a playoff series. The Yankees have a 5 game lead over the Rays in the AL East and the Rangers have a 6.5 game lead over the A’s.
Venue/ Stadium: Yankee Stadium, New York, NY
Time/Date: 7 PM EST Monday, August 13, 2012
MLB Odds From: Bovada
Moneyline: Rangers +100 / Yankees -110
Over/Under: 10 runs
PITCHING MATCHUP: Rangers RH Ryan Dempster (1-0, 6.35 ERA) vs. Yankees RH David Phelps (2-3, 2.42)
Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees Preview
MLB odds have the Yankees as a slight home favorite with a run total of 10.
In their last games the Rangers beat the Detroit Tigers 8-3 and the Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 10-7.
This season the Rangers have an O/U record of 49-61 with a run-line W/L record of 54-59 and the Yankees have an O/U record of 48-64 with a run-line W/L record of 60-54.
On the season the Yankees are an AL best 34-22 at home and the Rangers are 31-24 on the road.
The Yankees have won their last 5 games facing the Rangers in the Big Apple.
Ryan Dempster (6-5, 2.65) goes for the Rangers tonight and he got his first win for Texas in his last start not giving up any earned runs in 6 innings facing the Boston Red Sox. Relief pitcher David Phelps (2-3, 2.42 ERA) gets a spot start for the Yankees and in his last outing he only faced one batter, but did not give up any earned runs facing the Detroit Tigers.
Dempster is 0-3 with a 6.45 ERA in 4 career starts facing the Yankees.
Phelps is filling in for CC Sabathia tonight and he has his work cut out for him facing Josh Hamilton and a Rangers’ offense that leads the Majors in runs and team batting average.
The Texas offense has been on fire in scoring 71 wins in winning 8 of their last 11 games.
Dempster does not have it much easier, as they rank 2nd in the Majors in runs scored. He has ever won against the Yankees, but his only start against them since 2001 was a start last season.
In some betting trends for this AL match up the Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning record, 16-5 in their last 21 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600, and they have an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 road games vs. a right-handed starter.
The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 games, 3-8 in their last 11 vs. a team with a winning record, and they have an Over record of 5-2 in their last 7 games.
Jason’s Pick: I think Dempster will have another good start tonight and the Rangers’ bats will get to Phelps, as Texas will win tonight.