MLB Picks: New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers

Jeff GrantContributor IJuly 22, 2013

MLB Picks: New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers

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    The Texas Rangers are 18-8 in Yu Darvish's last 26 home starts, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks Monday, as they open up a four-game series with the New York Yankees.

    Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Rangers are -184 favorites in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at 8.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this American League matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.

New York Yankees

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    The New York Yankees suffered an 8-7 extra-innings loss to the Boston Red Sox as +131 road underdogs on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, dropping them seven games back in the American League East standings.

    Yankees starting pitcher Ivan Nova is 2-1 with a 5.09 ERA in four career starts versus the Texas Rangers.

Texas Rangers

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    The Texas Rangers have dropped seven of their last eight games, including a 4-2 setback to the Baltimore Orioles as -137 home favorites Sunday.

    Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish is 1-0 with a 1.98 ERA in two lifetime starts versus the New York Yankees.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Texas Rangers as one of their MLB picks Monday, as they've gone 5-2 in Yu Darvish's last seven starts as a home favorite of -151 to -200.

    MLB Pick: Texas Rangers -184

     

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