Yankees vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets - Thursday, April 27, 2023

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Yankees vs. Rangers Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Thursday, April 27, 2023

MLB Predictions

The Texas Rangers (14-10) will try to end their three-game losing streak when they host the New York Yankees (14-11) on Thursday at 8:05 PM ET on BSSW. Sportsbooks consider the Yankees to be -181 favorites for the contest, while the Rangers are +155 underdogs looking for the upset.

New York’s Gerrit Cole and Texas’ Andrew Heaney have been named the starters for this contest.

Yankees vs. Rangers Odds

  • Yankees odds to win: -181
  • Rangers odds to win: +155
  • Spread: Yankees -1.5
  • Total: 8 runs

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Game Time and Information

  • Date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
  • Time: 8:05 PM ET
  • TV: BSSW

Who Will Win Yankees vs. Rangers?

Yankees and Rangers Betting Trends

The Yankees have put together a 14-7 record in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 66.7% of those games).

New York has played as moneyline favorites of -181 or shorter in only one game this season, which it won.

The Rangers have won five of the eight games they’ve played as underdogs this season.

Texas has played as an underdog of +155 or more once this season and won that game.

The Yankees have combined with opponents to go over the total nine times this season for a 9-16-0 record against the over/under.

Games involving the Rangers have gone over the total set by bookmakers in 16 of 24 chances this season.

Yankees Stats & Insights

The Yankees are the 19th-highest scoring team in MLB play averaging 4.3 runs per game (108 total).

New York is 10th-best in MLB play with 31 total home runs.

The Yankees rank 21st in MLB with a .232 batting average.

New York’s nine strikeouts per game rank 18th in MLB.

The Yankees pitching staff ranks fourth in the majors with a collective 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings.

New York’s 3.36 team ERA ranks fourth among all MLB pitching staffs.

Rangers Stats & Insights

The Rangers are among the highest scoring teams in the majors, ranking second with 154 total runs this season.

Texas’ 32 home runs rank eighth in Major League Baseball.

The Rangers have a team batting average of .260 this season, which ranks seventh among MLB teams.

Texas ranks 12th in strikeouts per game (8.6) among MLB offenses.

The Rangers strike out 9.3 batters per nine innings as a pitching staff, ninth-best in MLB.

Texas has pitched to a 3.67 ERA this season, which ranks ninth in baseball.

Yankees Key Players to Watch

Cole (4-0 with a .79 ERA and 36 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Yankees, his sixth of the season.

Gleyber Torres has been key for New York with 21 hits, an OBP of .392 plus a slugging percentage of .443.

Aaron Judge leads New York in home runs (six) and runs batted in (14) this season while batting .267.

Anthony Rizzo leads New York with a .292 batting average while slugging five homers and driving in 13 runs.

Anthony Volpe is batting .228 with an OBP of .358 and a slugging percentage of .354 this season.

Rangers Key Players to Watch

The Rangers will hand the ball to Heaney (2-1) for his fifth start of the season.

Marcus Semien is hitting .278 with four doubles, five home runs and 12 walks.

Adolis Garcia’s seven home runs and 29 RBI are both team-highs.

Nate Lowe is batting .255 with nine doubles, three home runs and nine walks.

Jonah Heim is batting .286 with four doubles, four home runs and nine walks.

Yankees and Rangers Injuries

Yankees: Giancarlo Stanton: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Josh Donaldson: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Ben Rortvedt: 10 Day IL (Shoulder), Harrison Bader: 10 Day IL (Oblique), Jonathan Loaisiga: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Lou Trivino: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Carlos Rodón: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Luis Severino: 15 Day IL (Lat), Luis Gil: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Frankie Montás: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Scott Effross: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Tommy Kahnle: 60 Day IL (Biceps)

Rangers: Mitch Garver: 10 Day IL (Knee), Corey Seager: 10 Day IL (Hamstring), Spencer Howard: 60 Day IL (Lat), Brett Martin: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Jake Odorizzi: 60 Day IL (Shoulder), Glenn Otto: 60 Day IL (Lat), Josh Jung: day-to-day (Hand), Travis Jankowski: day-to-day (Hip)

Yankees vs. Rangers Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Rangers 4, Yankees 3
  • Total Prediction: Under 8 runs
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