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New York Yankees at Texas Rangers 5/17/21 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees Odds & Info

Game Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees
Date & Time Monday May 17, 2021, 8:05 PM (EDT)
Globe Life Field Arlington, TX
Latest odds
NYY -250 ; O/U 8
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On Monday, the New York Yankees open a four-game series on the road against the Texas Rangers. New York is 22-17 following an 8-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Aaron Judge hit his third home run in the last two games, while Domingo German threw another strong game on the mound for the Yankees. New York is second in the American League East two games behind first-place Boston and has won two straight and six of the last seven.

Gio Urshela is batting .303 to lead New York. Right fielder Aaron Judge is leading New York in home runs with 11 and on-base percentage at .389. Designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton has a team-high 24 RBIs and second baseman DJ LeMahieu is the leader in hits with 40. On Monday, New York will send Gerrit Cole to the mound. The right-hander is 5-1 with an ERA of 1.37, 78 Ks and 3 BBs.

Texas is in a free fall. The Rangers are 18-23 following a 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros on Saturday. Houston has lost five straight and the Rangers are fourth in the American League West six games behind the first-place Oakland Athletics. Texas has lost each of the first three games of its four-game Series with Houston and has been outscored 20-12.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa is batting .295 to lead Texas and the third baseman has a team high 48 hits. Right fielder Adolis Garcia is leading Texas in home runs with 10 and RBIs with 27, while first baseman Nate Lowe is the leader in on-base percentage at .367. On Monday, Texas will send Jordan Lyles to the mound. The right-hander is 1-3 with an ERA of 6.63, 36 Ks and 15 BBs.

Recent Betting Trends

  • New York is 6-1 in its last 7
  • The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Yankees last 8 on the road
  • Texas is 0-5 in the last 5
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Rangers last 7 following a loss

Free MLB Pick:

New York Yankees -1.5 (-155)

Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole is coming off a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays last Wednesday. The right-hander allowed no runs on four hits across eight innings while striking out 12. In contrast, Texas starting pitcher Jordan Lyles is 1-3 with a 6.63 ERA and has given up nine home runs in eight starts. New York has won six of its last seven and the Yankees have won four of the last five on the road. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win 7-1.

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