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MLB Prediction:  Yankees vs. Rangers

Major League Baseball betting sees the New York Yankees taking on the Texas Rangers  on Thursday July 30 at Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all MLB season long so stay tuned for more FREE MLB baseball predictions.

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New york Yankees (57-44) at Texas Rangers (48-52)
Date: Thursday July 30
Time: 8:05PM
Venue: Globe Life Park-Arlington, Texas
MLB Betting Lines: New York Yankees -137, Texas Rangers +127
MLB Betting Total: 9.0/strong>
Probable Pitchers:   Yankees RH Michael Pineda (9-7, 3.97 ERA) vs. Rangers RH Yovani Gallardo (7-9, 3.19)
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A series that has featured many crooked innings, home runs, and high scoring affairs comes to an end Thursday night in Texas. The Rangers won on and off the field on Wednesday. If grabbing a much needed win against New York wasn’t enough, the Rangers (who sit 4 games back in AL Wild Card) made a blockbuster move and acquired Cole Hamels from the Phillies. A pair of right handers get ready to square off in the series finale as Michael Pineda takes on Yovani Gallardo.

New York Yankees

The Yankees have been cruising along in the AL East and find themselves 6 games up. Their defeat on Wednesday was just their 4th in 17 games as they continue to tear the cover off the ball. A key component to their success has been 1B Mark Teixeira. The Yankee first baseman sat out Wednesday’s contest and is expected to be back in the lineup on Thursday.

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Pitching wise, the Yankees turn to RH Michael Pineda. The RH started the season off like an ace going 8-3 out of the gate, but has since dropped 4 of his last 5 decisions. In his most recent outing, Pineda gave up 5 runs on 8 hits to the Twins.

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His career numbers against the Rangers are no better. Pineda is 0-3 with a career ERA of 5.04 against the Rangers in 4 starts. He’s already faced them once this year, back on May 22 where he allowed 7 runs (4 earned) in 6 innings of work.

Texas Rangers

Texas wasn’t much of a front runner when it came to acquiring Cole Hamels. They realized that the window is now to compete and with that they went out and sent 6 players to the Philadelphia Phillies to acquire the LH. With the fans now in full belief this team is committed and ready for a postseason run, the Rangers come into Thursday’s contest with a little extra buzz.

They’ll turn to Yovani Gallardo to try and grab 2 straight wins against the Yankees. Gallardo’s has been a struggle lately and has been a mess in the month of July. The RH is 0-3 with an ERA of 4.97 in the month of July.

He’s given up 10 runs and 15 hits combined in his last two starts (8 IP). In his career against the Yankees, the RH is 1-1 with an ERA of 4.63. He’s faced and beaten them once this season back on May 24 as he pitched 2 run, 4 hit ball over 6 innings.

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Texas has just a 17-28 S.U. record at home this season thanks in large part to the 5.42 runs they allow per home game.

MLB Betting Trends:

  • Yankees are 16-5 in their last 21 games as a favorite..
  • Yankees are 53-24 in their last 77 during game 4 of a series.
  • Yankees are 8-2 in Pinedas last 10 starts with 5 days of rest.
  • Rangers are 16-47 in their last 63 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
  • Rangers are 2-8 in their last 10 home games vs. a right-handed starter

4* MLB Betting Prediction: New York ML

The Yankees have been playing much better and have a giant edge in the starting pitching department Thursday night.

MLB Baseball Score Prediction: New York 6- Texas 2

New York gets a strong performance from Michael Pineda en route to a series finale win.

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By Tony M

Tony is new to Cappers Picks and has been betting on sports since the first day he turned 18. He is a 22 year old Cleveland native who lives and breathes Indians baseball. His dream is to be part of a championship celebration at the corner of Carnegie and Ontario.