Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees Free MLB Picks

August 16, 2012


The Texas Rangers will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Thursday when they take on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
The Rangers will trot Derek Holland out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Holland has a 7-6 record and a 4.96 ERA this season.
Starting this game for the Yankees will be Ivan Nova. The righthander has a 4.70 ERA to go along with a 11-6 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Rangers, while the game’s total is sitting at 10.
Last time out for Texas, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at -110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Current streak:
Texas has lost 3 straight games.
New York has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
Texas: 67-49 SU
New York: 70-47 SU

Texas most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Toronto are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5

New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 8-2
After playing Texas are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas’s last 6 games
Texas is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Texas is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Texas is 2-8 SU in their last 10 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Texas
NY Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games
NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games at home

Next up:
Texas at Toronto, Friday, August 17
NY Yankees home to Boston, Friday, August 17

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