Rangers vs Yankees: FREE MLB Total Pick by BetSheet.com
Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees
Free Pick by: Puss Williamson
Odds: Yankees -128, 9.5
Time: 7:05pm EST
BetSheet.com founder and lead sports handicapper provides a detailed pick analysis on the Rangers vs Yankees game, 6/27/2016
49-27, 1st in American League West
The Texas Rangers will embark on a ten game road trip starting with a visit to the Bronx for a four-game series with the New York Yankees. Texas took 2 out of 3 from Boston over the weekend to complete a 4-2 home stand. Texas now leads the majors with 49 victories and owns a ten game lead over the Houston Astros for the top spot in the AL West Division.
Twenty-four year old righty Chi Chi Gonzalez will make his first start of the season for Texas on Monday. Gonzalez owns a career 3.90 ERA over his previous 67 career big-league innings. Books have the Rangers as sizeable underdogs considering it’s Gonzalez’s first start of the season in Yankee Stadium. The Rangers bats will need to help out the young pitcher by putting some runs on the board.
New York Yankees
37-37, 4th in American League East
New York has had its up and downs this season but are still in the mix in the AL East. The Yankees will turn to the tumultuous but sometimes very excellent arm of Ivan Nova here who is 5-5 with a 5.18 ERA. New York is 21-16 at home this season though and is a tough place for a pitcher to make their first start of the season so there is some substance to the odds favoring the Pinstripes here.
Nova has lost consecutive starts and has allowed 18 hits and 11 runs over his last nine innings.
Over is 6-2 in Yankees last 8 overall
Over is 4-1 in Novas last 5 starts with 5 days of rest
Over is 6-2-1 in Novas last 9 home starts
Rangers vs Yankees free MLB pick
Through 76 games Texas ranks 6th in runs scored and 11th in OPS. For the season, New York ranks 22nd in runs scored and 24th in OPS. I don’t trust either pitcher, so the over is the play. Look for Gonzalez to have some troubles adjusting in his first start which could provide an opportunity for the Yankees bats to heat up.