Yankees at Rangers 5/21/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: Texas Rangers vs New York Yankees
Date & Time: 5/22/2018, 12:05 AM UTC
Latest Odds: NYY -177 O/U 9.5
TV Channel: FSSW

On Monday, the New York Yankees (29-13, 1st AL East) open a three-game series on the road against the Texas Rangers (18-29, 5th AL West).

The Yankees used the long ball to beat Kansas City on Saturday as Gary Sanchez hit a pair of home runs and Aaron Hicks, Giancarlo Stanton and Gleyber Torres each hit one. With a win in the series finale on Sunday, the Yankees would win their eight straight series. Luis Severino raised his record to 7-1 scattering eight hits and three runs in six innings. T

he Rangers were beaten on Saturday 5-3 by the Chicago White Sox. Texas has lost two of the first three games of this four-game set with Chicago. The Rangers took an early lead in Saturday’s game but could not hold it. Texas has now lost five of its last seven overall. Didi Gregorius is doubtful for New York.
Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with a .289 batting average and team highs in RBIs with 35 and hits with 46. Gary Sanchez leads the team in home runs with 12. New York has a team batting average of .254 while opposing hitters are averaging .225 at the plate against Yankees pitching. On Monday, the Yankees will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound. The right-hander this season is 4-2 with an ERA of 4.73, 47 Ks and10 BBs.

Nomar Mazara leads the Rangers with a .282 batting average and team high 50 hits. Joey Gallo has the lead in home runs with 13 and RBIs with 30. Texas has a team batting average of .229 while opposing hitters are averaging .271 at the plate against Rangers pitching. Texas will send veteran Bartolo Colon to the mound on Monday. The right-hander this season is 2-1 with an ERA of 2.82, 32 Ks and 4 BBs.

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Betting Trends

New York has won 8 of its last 10 road games

The OVER has cashed in each of Tanaka’s last 6 starts on grass

Texas has won 2 of its last 7 games overall

The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Rangers last 9 games

Free MLB Pick: NY Yankees -177

New York has won 12 of the last 15 starts on the road by Tanaka against the team playing less than .500 baseball. New York has won each of the last 4 starts by Tanaka. Mismatch on offense for Yankees is too much on Monday's opening game of the series. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win7-2.


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