Rangers vs. Yankees - 7/27/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (54-42) at Texas Rangers (47-49)
MLB Baseball: Monday, July 27, 2015 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)
I Nova (2-3) (3.34) vs. M Harrison (1-1) (5.40)
The Line: Texas Rangers +100 / New York Yankees -110 --- Over/Under: 9 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, FSN-SW, ESPN
The New York Yankees and Texas Rangers begin a four-game series Monday night.
The New York Yankees look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Yankees have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Yankees have won 12 straight games when scoring more than three runs. Brett Gardner leads New York with 103 hits and 43 RBI while Alex Rodriguez and Didi Gregorius have combined for 79 RBI. The New York Yankees have won five of their last seven road games. Ivan Nova gets the ball, and he’s 2-3 with a 3.34 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. Nova is 2-2 with a 4.80 ERA and 12 strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.
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The Texas Rangers look for a win after winning five of their last eight games. The Rangers have scored 18 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The Rangers have won five of their last seven games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 124 hits and 58 RBI while Elvis Andrus and Shin-Soo Choo have combined for 79 RBI. The Texas Rangers have lost seven of their last eight home games. Matt Harrison takes the hill, and he’s 1-1 with a 5.40 ERA and three strikeouts this season. Harrison is 2-3 with a 4.15 ERA and 15 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. American League West and 39-16 in Novas last 55 starts as a favorite. The Rangers are 12-4 in their last 16 vs. American League East and 2-7 in Harrisons last 9 starts. The Yankees are 0-4 in the last 4 meetings.
Nova has allowed three or less earned runs in four of his five starts since returning from injury. Harrison has had a far less sample size and hasn't been nearly as good in his outings. I like and trust the Yanks far more in this spot.