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Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees - 4/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

New York Yankees (7-10) at Texas Rangers (10-9)

MLB Baseball: Monday, April 25, 2016 at 8:05 pm (Globe Life Park)

N Eovaldi (0-2) (6.11) vs. C Hamels (3-0) (2.52)

The Line: Texas Rangers -135 / New York Yankees +125 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FS-Southwest, YES

The Texas Rangers host the New York Yankees in the series opener Monday night.

The New York Yankees have had trouble scoring runs on a consistent basis which puts the spotlight on the pitching. The offensive woes continued Sunday and the work on the mound also struggled and the Yankees fell 8-1 to visiting Tampa Bay. Michael Pineda allowed five first inning runs to put the Yanks behind the eight ball and was charged with seven overall on ten hits including four long balls over five innings. The Bronx Bombers logged six hits and walked once with Alex Rodriguez driving in Brett Gardner. Right hander Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball for the series opener for the New York Yankees. Eovaldi has struggled in his three outings with an 0-2 record and 6.11 ERA over 17.2 frames. 

Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees - 4/25/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas Rangers have looked like a challenger in the American League West but stumbled at the plate in Sunday’s 4-1 defeat at the White Sox as a resurgent Mat Latos led the way for Chicago. Lost in the process was a solid performance on the mound from Derek Holland who gave up three runs on five hits and a trio of base on balls through 6.1 innings to fall to 2-1. The Rangers produced eight hits and walked three times with Nomar Mazara providing the only spark with his second homer in the first inning. Lefty Cole Hamels toes the rubber for the 4th time for the Texas Rangers. Hamels is coming off a 2-1 victory versus Houston where he allowed the lone run on five hits and three BB in 6.2 innings.

The under is 6-1-2 in the Yankees last 9 overall and  is 5-1-2 in their last 8 on grass while New York  are 2-7 in their last 9 road games. The over is 18-7-1 in the Rangers last 26 home games and the Rangers  are 11-5 in their last 16 Monday games while going  9-0 in Hamels' last 9 home starts. The Yankees are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings and the under is 8-3-2 in the last 13 meetings in Texas. I like Hamels to control the Yankees offense here…

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Texas -135

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