MLB betting expectations are as high as ever for the New York Yankees as they are a leading MLB baseball betting favorite to win the World Series but also have their share of concerns.
The New York Yankees will host the Texas Rangers on ESPN with a Sunday night starting time of 8 PM ET. Sports Gambling will have side and total odds on this American League matchup that could be a potential playoff preview so be sure and have your account open and ready for action today!
The probable starting pitchers for this matchup are Alexi Ogando for the Rangers and AJ Burnett for the Yankees.
Ogando is a right hander that had not allowed an earned run in his first 6 innings of work on the season. Last year for Texas he went 4-1 with the MLB odds and had a 1.30 earned run average.
Burnett was off to a solid start for the Yankees with an earned run average of 4.09 and a record of 2-0. The right hander was coming off a disappointing season last year in which he went 10-15 with a 5.26 earned run average.
The Yankees won 5 out of their first 9 games but concerns were mounting as Derek Jeter is beginning to look very much like the 36 year old shortstop that he is as he was hitting a poor .206 on the season. Mark Teixeira was off to a traditionally slow start with a .182 average and Curtis Granderson was hitting a horrible .172 in centerfield.
Texas was in their American League Championship form of last year as they beat the baseball lines in 9 out of their first 10 games. Nelson Cruz ripped 5 home runs and had 10 runs batted in.
Texas has gotten the money in 7 of their last 9 games against the Yankees with just 2 of the last 10 meetings between these two teams going under the total. The Yankees have done better at home against Texas with 4 wins in their last 6 games as a host versus the Rangers with 7 of the last 10 games between these two teams in New York going over the MLB betting total.