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New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers - 8/11/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas Rangers (52-66) at New York Yankees (72-43)
Date & Time Saturday August 11, 2018, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Location Unknown Location Unknown Address
The Line
The Line: New York Yankees -277 / Texas Rangers +251 --- Over/Under: 10
TV Channel
FSSW, YES
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The Texas Rangers and New York Yankees meet Saturday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium. 

The Texas Rangers look for another victory after winning six of their last nine games. The Rangers have scored 26 runs in their last three games and six or more runs in six of their last nine games. The Texas Rangers have won nine of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Shin-Soo Choo leads the Rangers with 116 hits and 56 RBI while Nomar Mazara and Jurickson Profar have combined for 190 hits and 120 RBI. Drew Hutchison gets the ball, and he is 5-4 with a 3.78 ERA and 48 strikeouts this season. Hutchison is 6-6 with a 3.72 ERA and 58 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

The New York Yankees could also use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Yankees have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six straight games. The New York Yankees have won seven of their last 11 games when scoring more than three runs. Giancarlo Stanton leads the Yankees with 124 hits and 74 RBI while Miguel Andujar and Didi Gregorius have combined for 230 hits and 119 RBI. Lance Lynn gets the ball, and he is 8-8 with a 4.58 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. This will be Lynn’s first career game against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series, 9-4 in their last 13 games on grass and 9-4 in their last 13 overall. The Yankees are 58-19 in their last 77 home games, 20-8 in their last 28 Saturday games and 17-8 in their last 25 during game 3 of a series. The over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings.

The New York Yankees haven't played well enough recently to deserve these prices, and Lynn isn't the type of pitcher who should be getting this much respect. However, Hutchison was rocked in his first game with Texas, and current New York hitters are batting .327 against him in 52 career at bats. Lynn has allowed seven hits and zero runs in 11.2 innings with the Yankees since coming over from the Twins and the Yankees haven't lost back-to-back home games since May 10-11. I'll take the home team and the RL to add value to the bet.

Pick:
New York Yankees -1.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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