MLB odds favor the Yankees tonight, as they attempt to avoid losing their sixth game in a row. Will the Rangers extend their winning streak to five games? Read this informative piece to find out.
Sunday Night ESPN National Telecast
The Yankees (22-21) will host Texas (21-24) on Sunday at 8:05 PM ET. This will be the Sunday night ESPN nationally televised game. According to the MLB betting odds at Wagerweb, The Yankees are a -130 money line favorite, and the posted total is 8.5. Tonight will be the finale of a three game series, and Texas won each of the first two.
Two Teams on opposite Paths
The Texas Rangers have won their last four games in a row, and five of the last six. The Rangers have also gone a very good 9-3 in their last twelve road games. As a matter of fact, Texas is 14-10 in 2015 as a road money line underdog of +100 or more. Hypothetically, if you risked $100 on the Rangers in those twenty-four games it resulted in a net profit of $1120. The bad news for Texas, they’re a terrible 9-19 versus opponents with a .500 or less winning percentage. The good news, they’ve gone a stellar 11-4 this season against teams with a winning record. Texas is hitting a very good .292 as a team during their last seven games.
The Yankees enter tonight on a five game losing streak, and are 1-9 during their last ten games. After leading the AL East for the vast majority of the first seven weeks of the season, they now find themselves in second place and 1.5 games behind Tampa Bay. The pitching staff has been awful of late, evidenced by “The Bronx Bombers” allowing an average of 7.6 runs per game during the last eight outings. Chris Capuano will make his second start of the season for the Yankees on Sunday, and he was very shaky in his 2015 starting debut at Kansas City which resulted in a 6-0 loss.
MLB Money Line Betting System
The Texas Rangers have won the first two games of this series by scores of 10-9 on Friday and 15-4 yesterday. This sets up a straightforward money line betting angle, and I’ll factor that into the equation when making my MLB picks on Sunday.
Play against any home team (Yankees) that’s -100 to -150 on the money line, coming off a game in which they allowed 12 runs or more, versus an opponent (Texas) that’s scored 9 runs or more in each of their previous two games. If you faded the home team in this exact situation, it resulted in going 40-19 (67.8%) since the start of the 1997 MLB campaign. The average MLB betting odds money line for the road team was +115, and they had a huge +2.4 run per game differential in those 59 scenarios.
MLB Pick: Play the Texas Rangers +120 on the money line at Wagerweb.