Yankees Vs Rangers: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 8, 2022

Written By Staff on May 8, 2022

The New York Yankees (18-7) host the Texas Rangers (10-14) on Sunday to start a three-game series, with the first pitch at 1:35 PM ET at Yankee Stadium. The Yankees enter the matchup following a series win over the Blue Jays, and the Rangers are coming off a series win over the Phillies. Gerrit Cole starts for New York (-203 to win) while Texas (+170) will counter with Dane Dunning.

The betting facts in this article use the latest odds as of May 8, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET.

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Yankees vs Rangers Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cole (NYY) Pitcher Dunning (TEX)
2 – 0 W/L 1 – 1
24.0 IP 26.0
3.00 ERA 3.81
1.167 WHIP 1.269
10.1 K/9 9
3.8 BB/9 2.8

Yankees Probable Starter Gerrit Cole

  • Cole gets the start for the Yankees, his sixth of the season. He is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA and 27 strikeouts through 24 innings pitched.
  • The right-hander last appeared on Saturday, April 30 against the Kansas City Royals, when he tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings while giving up five hits.
  • In five games this season, the 31-year-old has a 3.00 ERA and 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Cole is trying to prolong a second-game quality start streak in this game.
  • The opposing Rangers offense has a collective .224 batting average, and is 26th in the league with 180 total hits and 20th in MLB play with 104 runs scored. It has the 26th-ranked slugging percentage (.340) and ranks 21st in home runs (21) in all of MLB.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rangers Probable Starter Dane Dunning

  • The Rangers will hand the ball to Dunning (1-1) for his sixth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Saturday, April 30, when he gave up one earned run and allowed three hits in 7 2/3 innings against the Atlanta Braves.
  • The 27-year-old has pitched in five games this season with an ERA of 3.81, a 3.25 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.269.
  • In five starts this season, he’s earned a quality start in one of them.
  • The Yankees rank seventh in MLB with a .244 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks first in the league (.421) and 35 home runs.
  • Among qualified pitchers this year, the 27-year-old’s 3.81 ERA ranks 46th, 1.269 WHIP ranks 48th, and 9 K/9 ranks 21st.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 8, 2022 at 1:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Yankees Betting Trends

  • The Yankees have gone 17-7 in games they were favored on the moneyline (winning 70.8% of those games).
  • When it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -203 or shorter, New York has gone 9-2 (81.8%).
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Yankees’ implied win probability is 67%.
  • New York has played in 25 games with over/under set, and has combined with opponents to go over the total 10 times (10-15-0).
  • The Yankees have a 15-10-0 record against the spread this season (covering 60% of the time).
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Rangers Betting Trends

  • This season, the Rangers have been the underdog 20 times and won nine, or 45%, of those games.
  • Texas has played as an underdog of +170 or more twice this season and split those games.
  • Bookmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rangers have a 37% chance to win.
  • Texas and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 10 of their 24 opportunities.
  • The Rangers are 13-11-0 ATS in their 24 games with a spread this season.

Yankees Players to Watch

  • Anthony Rizzo has four doubles, nine home runs and 11 walks while batting .242.
  • Among qualified hitters in MLB action, Rizzo ranks 88th in batting average, 45th in on-base percentage, and 11th in slugging.
  • Aaron Judge has six doubles, nine home runs and nine walks while batting .293. He leads his team with 27 hits and has a club-high .652 slugging percentage.
  • Among the qualifying hitters, Judge ranks 28th in batting average, 43rd in on-base percentage, and fifth in slugging.
  • DJ LeMahieu is hitting .294 with five doubles, two home runs and seven walks.
  • Isiah Kiner-Falefa has six doubles and five walks while hitting .282.

Yankees Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Giancarlo Stanton 94 .255 7 5 16 .287 .713
Aaron Judge 92 .293 17 9 19 .356 1.008
Anthony Rizzo 91 .242 15 9 21 .355 .937
DJ LeMahieu 85 .294 13 2 9 .362 .786
Josh Donaldson 84 .214 10 2 7 .340 .697
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 78 .282 15 0 7 .318 .677
Gleyber Torres 72 .222 4 3 12 .256 .687
Joey Gallo 64 .188 6 3 4 .288 .632
Aaron Hicks 63 .270 10 1 5 .397 .714
Kyle Higashioka 46 .152 5 0 4 .216 .433

Rangers Players to Watch

  • Adolis Garcia has 18 hits, which is tops among Texas hitters this season, while batting .200 with nine extra-base hits.
  • Garcia ranks 137th in batting average, 136th in on-base percentage and 82nd in slugging percentage among all qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Corey Seager is slugging .398 while driving in 12 runs and batting .258 this season.
  • Seager ranks 63rd in batting average, 91st in on-base percentage and 84th in slugging percentage in the big leagues.
  • Jonah Heim is batting .364 with a .697 slugging percentage and 10 RBI this year.
  • Nate Lowe is slashing .293/.350/.370 this season and leads the Rangers with an OPS of .720.

Rangers Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Marcus Semien 95 .179 11 0 8 .252 .494
Corey Seager 93 .258 10 4 12 .314 .712
Nate Lowe 92 .293 8 1 9 .350 .720
Adolis García 90 .200 16 4 18 .275 .675
Mitch Garver 74 .189 7 3 8 .282 .593
Kole Calhoun 64 .156 1 0 1 .182 .354
Andy Ibáñez 62 .258 8 1 5 .292 .631
Brad Miller 57 .193 4 2 12 .217 .533
Nick Solak 41 .220 8 2 3 .319 .685
Jonah Heim 33 .364 10 3 10 .488 1.185

Yankees vs Rangers Player Props

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