Rangers vs. Yankees Prediction

Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees 8/9/18, Prediction & Odds

After earning three straight wins in a series on the road, the New York Yankees return home tonight to open a four-game series versus the Texas Rangers. Will New York secure a fourth straight win or should bettors bank on an upset by Texas?

Game Snapshot

911 Texas Rangers at 912 New York Yankees

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Yankee Stadium at 7:05PM ET

TV: YES (NYY)

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Yankees are a -215 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Brewers are a +195 underdog, while the total sits at 9.5 runs. As of Thursday morning, 66 percent of public bets are siding with host New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Yankees complete sweep

New York won its third straight game at the White Sox last night, prevailing by a count of 7-3. Giancarlo Stanton led the way as he went 1-for-4 with a grand slam plus a walk. Aaron Hicks ended the game 1-for-4 with a solo home run plus a walk. Gleyber Torres finished 1-for-3 with two walks and a run. Luis Severino earned the win as he allowed three earned runs on seven hits with eight strikeouts and no walk over seven innings.

Rangers pound out 19 hits

Rougned Odor went 2-for-5 with a triple and an RBI as every Texas batter had at least one hit in last night's 11-7 home win over the Mariners. Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs. Adrian Beltre finished 1-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs. Joey Gallo was 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBIs. Isiah Kiner-Falefa finished 3-for-5 with two doubles and three runs. Ronald Guzman was 3-for-5 with a double, a run and two RBIs. Willie Calhoun ended the night 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI. Yovani Gallardo picked up the win as he allowed two earned runs on three hits with two strikeouts and three walks over six innings.

Ariel Jurado (2-1, 4.02 ERA) gets the start today for the Rangers, while the Yankees turn to J.A. Happ (11-6, 4.05).

MLB Betting Trends

Texas

The Rangers are 9-3 in their last 12 games overall. Texas is 6-2 in its last eight games following a win. 

New York 

The Yankees are 57-19 in their last 76 home games. New York is 3-7 in its last 10 home games versus Texas. 

Prediction:

The Yankees righted their ship in Chicago and now have the pitching advantage by a wide margin here. Happ is coming off the DL after dealing with hand, foot and mouth disease. If he is back to 100 percent, he should give New York quality innings as long as he is in the game. Jurado shouldn't fool too many bats. I'm thinking the Yankees win by multiple runs today.

 

MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK YANKEES RL -120

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