Yankees vs. Rangers Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rangers are -192 money line favorites over the Yankees, who are +176 on the ML. With Darvish set to face Ivan Nova in the pitching matchup, the total is currently sitting at 8.5 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Yankees opened as +168 money line underdogs but their odds are now up to +176, while the Rangers’ odds are -192 after they opened at -183. New York is currently 52-46 overall and 24-23 on the road, while Texas is 54-44 overall and 27-22 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 67% of the betting public currently favors Texas. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest MLB trends, New York Yankees are 6-16 Under last 22 in Nova's game 1 of a series, 11-25-3 last 39 Under on the road and 3-10-1 last 14 matchups under vs. American League West. Texas is 7-22-1 last 30 under vs. American League East and 8-20-1 last 29 under following a loss.
Both these teams are struggling to hit the baseball and now they face two pretty good starting pitchers. Ivan Nova (4-2, 3.63 ERA) is coming off three straight quality starts including allowing just one run on July 10 against Kansas City. He has a 2-1 career mark against the Rangers Darvish is coming off the disabled list due to a minor injury. His last start wasn't that great as he allowed five runs in six innings against Houston and might have just needed some rest. But h is 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA against the Yankees. The Rangers have scored two runs or fewer in six of their last eight games. They have some injury issues but they take a team that has the most key injuries in baseball.
Just when it looked as though SS Derek Jeter was ready to return from an ankle injury, he injured his quad and went back on the disabled list. Alex Rodriguez was finally starting to hit in the minor leagues on a rehab assignment and then had a Grade 1 strain of his left quad and was shelved for another few days. He was expected back tonight but that won't happen. Expect this game to be a low-scoring one.
MONDAY MLB FREE PICK: YANKEES/RANGERS UNDER 8.5