All 30 teams will be in action on the final day of the MLB season on Wednesday, October 5, including these two AL rivals, and here you can take a look at the best Yankees vs. Rangers betting pick and odds.
New York and Texas will play the fourth of a four-game series at Globe Life Field, and the Yankees are -141 moneyline favorites on Jazz Sportsbook, while the total is set at 7.5 runs. These AL rivals have met three times before this series, and the Yankees lead 2-1. New York also won the opening game of the current series, while Game 2 and Game 3 will be played on Tuesday night.
Yankees beat the Rangers in the opener
The New York Yankees lost the series to the Baltimore Orioles after four clinched series against Pittsburgh, Boston, and Toronto. Still, they opened the current one against the Texas Rangers with a 3-1 victory and are hoping to win the series and enter the playoffs in style.
Marwin Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton hit a home run apiece in the 8th inning, but Luis Severino stole the show in this win. Severino improved to a 7-3 record after pitching for seven no-hit innings with seven strikeouts and a walk. The Yankees’ bullpen allowed two hits and one run later, and Scott Effross earned his fourth save of the season.
Domingo German (2-4) will get on the hill for the 14th time this year when he meets Texas on Wednesday. The 30-year-old right-hander owns a strong 3.31 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 52/18 K/BB ratio across 68.0 innings.
Rangers toothless against Severino
The Texas Rangers are going through their worst period of the season and they must be happy that it will all end on Wednesday. The Rangers lost 12 of the last 15 games, including the opening of the current series with the Yankees, and only two teams have a worse record in the American League.
Texas’s batters were inefficient and pretty toothless against New York’s starter Luis Severino, registering zero hits over 7.0 innings. Kole Calhoun hit the only RBI for the Rangers in the 8th inning, and that was all from the hosts in this 3-1 defeat. Martin Perez (12-8) took a loss after allowing one run on five hits with two strikeouts and even five walks in 6.0 innings.
Glenn Otto (6-10) will start for the 27th time this year when he takes on the Yankees on Wednesday. The 26-year-old right-hander has a 4.72 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, and 102/60 K/BB ratio over 129.2 innings of work.
- 4-1 in the last five road games
- 9-3 in the last 12 games vs. a right-handed starter
- 9-2 in the last 11 games on grass.
- 0-4 in the last four home games vs. a right-handed starter
- 0-4 in the last four home games
New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers Pick
Glenn Otto was actually good in his lone start against the Yankees this season as he registered a 3.60 ERA in 5.0 innings in a no-decision. Domingo German didn’t meet the Rangers this year, but considering that he allowed more than three runs just once this season, I believe he has a strong case for a quality start on Wednesday. Texas is not particularly good against right-handed pitchers; with a .233 BA and 4.06 runs per nine innings, while New York has a .239 BA and 4.99 runs against righties. The Yankees are in better form and I am backing them to conclude the regular season with a W.
Pick: Take the Yankees to win (-141)
Both New York and Texas were involved in plenty of low-scoring games late in the season and given how German and Otto pitch recently, I don’t expect to see a high-scoring affair. None of Otto’s previous five starts produced more than eight runs, while I already mentioned German and the fact that he rarely surrenders more than two or three runs. It’s important to note that each of the four H2H games this season, excluding Game 2 and Game 3 which will be played on Tuesday night, produced six or fewer runs.
Pick: Go Under 7.5 runs (-110)