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Yankees vs Rangers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks April 28

Texas Slipping After Strong Start

First-Place Rangers Skidding

The New York Yankees will stick around in Arlington to take on the Texas Rangers on Friday after beating them 4-2 on Thursday.

The Rangers have been one of the early surprises this season as they’re still in first place in the American League West. However, they have lost four in a row to fall to 14-11.

Yankees vs Rangers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks Apr 28
Yankees vs Rangers Prediction, Game Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks Apr 28

Which side is the best option for your MLB picks? Let’s take a closer look.

Yankees Hoping for Turnaround from Schmidt

The Yankees will be starting Clarke Schmidt in this one and it’s safe to say that he hasn’t had a great start to the season. Schmidt has appeared in five games for the Yankees, with the team only being able to win one of them.

To make matters worse, he’s given up a whopping 17 runs across only 20.0 innings pitched. Almost every single inning that he’s pitched has seen him give up a tally.

While he does have 24 strikeouts against only six walks, the bigger issue seems to be the home runs that he’s giving up. He’s allowed six already (in five starts). Texas is seventh in the majors in terms of home runs, so this could be a problem.

Rangers Sending Out DeGrom

Texas has lost four in a row and appears to be fading after a hot start. They will be sending out Jacob deGrom to try and stop the bleeding. That’s why they’re favored on the MLB lines.

The Rangers have won all five games in which DeGrom has appeared, which is excellent for those who bet online and have been backing this team.

He’s pitched 26.2 innings across those games and has given up just 11 runs. Five of those runs came in his first matchup, a game that they won 11-7. After that, he’s given up only six in the following 23.0 innings.

Batters are having a hard time connecting too as deGrom already has 43 strikeouts. That’s the fifth-most in the majors. The Yankees are batting just .232 as a team (22nd in baseball) so there’s a good chance deGrom keeps them in check on Friday.

Yankees vs Rangers Game Injuries

Yankees vs Rangers Head-to-Head

Over the last three seasons, the Yankees have done well at controlling the series against Texas. The Yankees are 11-4 against the Rangers in that stretch.

Yankees vs Rangers Game Information

  • Game: Yankees (15-11) vs Rangers (14-11)
  • Location: Globe Life Field, Arlington, TX
  • Day/Time: Friday, April 28, 8:05 p.m. ET
  • Yankees vs Rangers Live stream: MLB.tv

Yankees vs Rangers Betting Lines

Yankees vs Rangers Picks and Prediction

The Rangers are a big favorite in the sportsbook because of the pitching matchup. They have deGrom on the bump versus Schmidt, who has really struggled.

The Rangers look like the play here but the money line is too pricey. Lay the runline here or take the under with the expectation that the Yankees won’t score a lot of runs on Friday.

Texas is listed at -210 in our Vegas MLB lines. So, if you wager $100 on the Rangers, there’s a chance to win $48. New York is +180 with a chance to win $180 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Rangers a 67.74% chance to win, with the Yankees at 35.71%.

Yankees vs Rangers Edge

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Yankees vs Rangers Game Summary

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