Yankees Game Today: Yankees vs Rangers Lineup, Pitcher, Odds, Prediction, Pick, TV Channel for Sept. 20
What a time to be a fan of the New York Yankees. After seven total games against under .500 teams as we approach a season-defining stretch, the Bombers have gone 4-3.
Now, they welcome another under .500 team (and one of the worst in MLB!) to the Bronx on Monday in the Texas Rangers. We’ve been asking for a lot of sweeps lately, so this time we’re going to see what happens if we ask that the Yankees get swept. Could that work?
Anyway, the Yankees need to keep pace with both the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays in the Wild Card picture, as they trail their division rivals by two games before enduring crucial series against each of them on the road.
But first, winning three straight against the Rangers and hoping Boston/Toronto drop at least one against the Mets/Rays is the Yankees’ prime focus. Let’s dive into Monday night’s betting preview.
What Time is the Yankees Game Today?
First pitch from Yankee Stadium is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. EST.
What Channel is the Yankees Game on Today?
You can catch the game on the YES Network if you’re in the tri-state area or Bally Sports Southwest if you’re in Texas.
Yankees vs Rangers Odds Today
According to WynnBET, the Yankees are heavy favorites on the moneyline at -270 (bet $270 to win $100) and the Rangers are big underdogs at +215 (bet $100 to win $215). But on the run line, the Yankees are actually underdogs with the -2.5 handicap at +105 (bet $100 to win $105) whereas Texas gains an advantages with the +2.5 boost at -135 (bet $135 to win $100).
The over/under for total runs scored is set at 8.5, with the over at -105 (bet $105 to win $100) and the under at -115 (bet $115 to win $100).
Yankees Pitcher Today
Nestor Cortes (2-2, 2.60 ERA) will take the mound for the Yankees and go up against Rangers right-hander AJ Alexy (2-0, 3.68 ERA). Why are the Bombers sort of disadvantaged here? Because they never perform well against young pitchers they’ve never seen before. Alexy will be making his fourth career appearance after impressive outings against the Rockies and Angels before he was tagged by the Astros.
Cortes has been a safety net for New York, though, so in the event Alexy is twirling five shutout frames, the lefty should be right there with him, waiting for the Yankees’ supposed world class offense to get a single run across home plate.
Yankees Starting Lineup
Luke Voit’s not starting. Why would he be? The team only NEEDS RUNS TO SURVIVE.
Yankees vs Rangers Prediction Today
Hmmm … what to predict! The Rangers are 55-94 — a bad team. The Yankees are 83-67 … also a pretty bad team. But the lesser bad team should win today with their second-best pitcher on the mound. Hopefully allowing 22 runs and scoring just four over their last two games will sound an alarm for Aaron Boone’s side because the stakes have never been higher this season. There are two weeks left. Every win against inferior opponents counts. Can we get a blowout to make us sort of forget about this past weekend?
Yankees win, 10-2.
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