New York Yankees at Texas Rangers odds, picks and predictions
The New York Yankees (99-62) and Texas Rangers (67-94) meet for a Wednesday contest as they close out a 4-game series - and the regular season - at Globe Life Field. First pitch is slated for 4:05 p.m. ET. Let's analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Yankees at Rangersodds with MLB picks and predictions.
Season series: New York leads 4-2
The Yankees' home-run pace - and that of slugging OF Aaron Judge - had slowed in the week prior to this series. However, including Judge's historic 62nd round-tripper in the nightcap of a Tuesday twin bill, the Yanks have hit 7 HR over 3 games in Arlington.
The Rangers have lost 10 of their last 12 games. Over those 12 contests, the Rangers offense has slashed a .189/.245/.320 (.566 OPS). Texas had a fine .816 OPS at home from Sept. 9-22 but it owns a .566 OPS in 6 home games since.
Yankees at Rangers projected starters
RHP Domingo German vs. RHP Glenn Otto
German (2-4, 3.31 ERA) has appeared in 14 games (13 as a starter). He has a 1.12 WHIP, 2.4 BB/9 and 6.9 K/9 through 68 IP.
- Facing a Texas squad that has filed a 28% strikeout rate while posting a .566 OPS over its last 12 games
- Owns a 2.86 ERA on the road
- Gets a Rangers offense more adept against lefties (.745 OPS) than right-handers (.673 OPS).
Otto (6-10, 4.72 ERA) owns a 1.35 WHIP, 4.2 BB/9 and 7.1 K/9 through 129 2/3 IP across 26 starts.
- Threw 91 pitches - his most since Aug. 5 - in his last start
- Owns a 5.63 ERA and 1.44 WHIP at home
Yankees at Rangers odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:35 a.m. ET.
- Moneyline: Yankees -140 (bet $140 to win $100) | Rangers +115 (bet $100 to win $115)
- Run line (RL)/Against the spread (ATS): Yankees -1.5 (+117) | Rangers +1.5 (-150)
- Over/Under (O/U): 7.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)
Yankees at Rangers picks and predictions
Rangers 4, Yankees 3
Otto is a question mark but one that's fairly clear; German has a surface line out of whack with support numbers. The Yankee right-hander has been very much propped up by a .251 batting average on balls in play.
Mix in some final day of the regular season factors, some home-run-chase-hangover and some in-game tryouts in some important slots - including important bullpen innings - and the New York side is getting too much credit here.
TAKE TEXAS (+115), but consider a partial-unit outlay or waiting out a tag of +125 or better.
The plus money on the above play is closer to value.
There is some fade to both offenses, but no faith in the pitching to close the deal.
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