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New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers Moneyline Pick

Time: 8:05 PM EST Monday July 28, 2014 FSSW

Location: Globe Life Park in Arlington, Arlington, Texas

The Texas Rangers host the New York Yankees in an American League match up.

In their last games: The Rangers lost to the Oakland A’s 9-3 and the Yankees lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4.

In their loss to the A’s the Yankees gave up 5 runs in the 2nd inning and their pitching was rocked for 9 runs on 11 hits.

Toronto’s Dioner Navarro hit an RBI single in the 9th inning to life the Blue Jays over the Yankees 5-4.

Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:

The Yankees are 1-8 in David Phelps’ last 9 road starts.

The Rangers are 8-3 in Yu Darvish’s last 11 home starts.

The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 games against the Rangers.

Pitching Match Up
New York Yankees: David Phelps (5-4, 3.77 ERA)
Texas Rangers: Yu Darvish (9-6, 2.92 ERA)

Betting Odds

Money Line: Yankees +140 / Rangers -150
Run Line: Texas -1.5 +135
Total Line: 8

Straight up, Over/Under and Runline Records
New York Yankees: 54-50 SU / O/U 45-57 / Run Line W/L 52-52
Texas Rangers: 41-63 SU / O/U 50-48 / Run Line W/L 39-65

Key Betting Trends
• NY is 7-3 in their last 10 overall.
• NY is 5-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog.
• NY has an Under record of 9-3-1 in their last 13 games.
• TEX is 8-23 in their last 31 home games.
• TEX is 1-7 in their last 8 games as a favorite.
• TEX has an Under record of 6-0 in their last 6 games.

Key Player Injuries

Kelly Johnson Strained left groin on 15-day DL(7/23)
Ivan Nova Right elbow surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(4/20)
Michael Pineda Muscle strain, right shoulder on 60-day DL(5/6)
CC Sabathia Right knee surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(5/11)
Masahiro Tanaka Right elbow inflammation on 15-day DL(7/9)

Engel Beltre Fractured right tibia on 60-day DL(3/26)
Prince Fielder Neck surgery – out for season on 60-day DL(5/17)
Pedro Figueroa Torn UCL, left elbow on 60-day DL(4/23)
Matt Harrison Lower back inflammation on 60-day DL(5/14)
Derek Holland Recovery from left knee surgery on 60-day DL(3/3)
Kevin Kouzmanoff Herniated disc on 60-day DL(4/23)
Mitch Moreland Os Trigonum Syndrome, left ankle on 60-day DL(6/8)
Alexi Ogando Right elbow inflammation on 15-day DL(6/4)
Martin Perez Left elbow inflammation on 60-day DL(5/11)
Jurickson Profar Torn right shoulder muscle on 60-day DL(3/23)
Tanner Scheppers Right elbow inflammation on 15-day DL(6/11)
Jake Smolinski Bone bruise, left foot on 15-day DL(7/22)
Geovany Soto Strained right groin on 15-day DL(7/22)
Nick Tepesch Left knee soreness day-to-day(7/26)

Moneyline Pick:

New York Yankees starter David Phelps faced Yu Darvish and the Rangers last Wednesday in a rain shorten affair. Phelps pitched 5 innings giving up 1 run on 5 hits for the 2-1 win. The Rangers ace Darvish has only 2 wins in his last 7 starts and is worth a shot to play against in this spot with a Texas squad behind him who have lost 29 of their last 35.
Take the New York Yankees +140.

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