New York Yankees (26-20) vs. Texas Rangers (27-18) MLB Predictions: A 2-hour rain delay might have thrown New York Yankees starter Joba Chamberlain off last night, as he only lasted 4 innings and allowed 3 runs in a 3-7 loss. Whatever the case was, the Texas Rangers evened out the series at 1 game apiece, with the rubber match scheduled for tonight 8:05 PM ET (5:05 PM PT) at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, TX.
SportsBook.com MLB Predictions oddsmakers have posted the following for tonight’s series finale: the New York Yankees [-135 ML] will go into game 3 as the Sports Odds Betting favorites against the hosting underdog Texas Rangers [+125 ML].
Tonight’s pitching matchup features the Yankees’ RHP A.J. Burnett (2-2, 5.28 ERA) vs. the Rangers’ LHP Derek Holland (1-1, 4.82 ERA).
Oddsmakers are expecting a wild one tonight, as the OVER/UNDER for this New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers MLB Predictions game has been calculated and set at a combined total of 11 runs.
Burnett, who at first was the Yanks’ most reliable starter, has been struggling as of late. In fact, the hard-throwing righty is currently in a 7-start winless funk that has him a bit frustrated.
"I'm not going to lie, of course I am," Burnett said. "But if I didn't know what the problem was, I'd be more frustrated. It's a matter of getting out there in the bullpen, being consistent and taking it out to my next start."
According to Yankees pitching coach Dave Eiland, Burnett’s recent problems stem from sloppy deliveries and errant arm angles.
"The good thing is, I know how to fix it," Burnett said. "It's just a matter of fixing it. It's a few balls that I leave over the plate and are supposed to be down and away, and they're getting hit. If I didn't know what was the problem, I'd be worried. I'm looking forward to getting back out there."
Sports-Odds MLB Predictions: A.J. gets back to being the Burnett of old… [New York Yankees -1½ (+115)] win series!