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Yankees vs. Rangers - 5/24/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Texas Rangers (19-23) at New York Yankees (22-20)
Date & Time Sunday May 24, 2015, 8:05 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: New York Yankees -129 / Texas Rangers +119 --- Over/Under: 8.5
TV Channel
ESPN
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MLB | Texas Rangers (19-23) at New York Yankees (22-20)
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The Texas Rangers look to sweep the New York Yankees Sunday night.

The Texas Rangers look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Rangers have scored 28 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Rangers have won eight of their last 10 games when scoring more than three runs. Prince Fielder leads Texas with 60 hits and 30 RBI while Shin-Soo Choo and Adrian Beltre have combined for 37 RBI. The Texas Rangers have won five of their last six road games. Yovani Gallardo gets the ball, and he’s 3-6 with a 4.26 ERA and 34 strikeouts this season. This will be Gallardo’s second career game against the Yankees.

The New York Yankees look to snap their five-game losing streak. The Yankees  have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last six games. The Yankees have won six of their last nine games when scoring more than three runs. Jacoby Ellsbury leads New York with 48 hits and six RBI while Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira have combined for 54 RBI. The New York Yankees have split their last six home games. Chris Capuano takes the hill, and he’s 0-1 with a 12.00 ERA and four strikeouts this season. Capuano is 0-1 with a 10.57 ERA and eight strikeouts in his career against the Rangers.

The Rangers are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 3 of a series and 1-5 in Gallardos last 6 starts. The Yankees are 0-4 in their last 4 during game 3 of a series and 4-1 in Capuanos last 5 starts vs. a team with a losing record. The Rangers are 5-12 in the last 17 meetings in New York. 

Would you pick the Yankees with the way they're playing right now? Me neither. The Yankees are getting crushed in this series. I'll gladly take the plus money and the hotter team right now. 

Pick:
Texas Rangers +119

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