Rangers vs. Yankees Prediction
The Texas Rangers used the long ball to take down the host New York Yankees last night. Is another upset in the cards this afternoon when the two teams tangle in a series finale?
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Yankee Stadium at 1:05PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Yankees are a -220 favorite on the moneyline. The Rangers are a +200 underdog, while the total sits at 9.5 runs. As of Saturday morning, 83 percent of public bets are pouring in on host New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Guzman smacks three homers
Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman had quite a night yesterday as he hit three solo home runs in five at-bats to guide hs squad to a 12-7 victory at the Yankees. Shin-Soo Choo ended the game 2-for-5 with a double and a run. Rougned Odor was 2-for-4 with three runs and an RBI. Elvis Andrus finished 4-for-4 with a double, two runs and three RBIs. Adrian Beltre went 2-for-4 with a home run, a double and four RBIs. Drew Robinson was 0-for-2, but walked two times and stole a base for three runs scored. Mike Minor picked up the win as he allowed four earned runs on six hits with two strikeouts and a walk over 5 2/3 innings.
Tanaka hit hard in loss
Masahiro Tanaka was shelled for six earned runs on six hits over five innings to take the loss Friday, striking out two and walking three. Giancarlo Stanton walked twice and scored a run in five plate appearances. Didi Gregorius finished 3-for-5 with two runs. Miguel Andujar was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Luke Voit went 1-for-4 with two RBIs. Brett Gardner ended the contest 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Austin Romine was 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rangers are 10-4 in their last 14 games overall. The over is 6-2 in the last eight Texas road games.
The Yankees are 58-20 in their last 78 home games. New York is 20-8 in its last 28 Saturday games.
Lynn was outstanding in his first start with the Yankees and could be a stabilizing force in the rotation. He should get plenty of run support here as Hutchison hasn't fared well at the MLB level this season and faces a difficult challenge in a home run haven. I'm going to say New York bounces back strong today and wins on the runline.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK YANKEES RL -125