The top betting pick from Monday here at the Sportsbook Room we select from the American League clash as the New York Yankees travels to face the Texas Rangers to open a series. The Yankees and Rangers will begin from Texas at 7PM Eastern Time and ESPN provides the live national television telecast. With our MLB pick we will play on the New York Yankees and Texas Rangers to play over the total of 9 ½ runs. The odds were pulled from Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from this Major League Baseball game opened up with the home club Texas Rangers favored by -115 odds with the road team New York Yankees the underdog at -105 odds. The run total came in at 9 ½ runs. Early money has shown on the side of the Yankees as Texas has been bet down to a current line of -114 odds with the New York Yankees now at +104 underdog odds. The run over under has not moved off of 9 ½ runs. Those who are laying -1 ½ runs with the Rangers on the run line will get back +165 odds. Bettors getting +1 ½ runs with a run line bet with the Yankees will lay -175 betting odds.
Getting the start for the New York Yankees will be C.C. Sabathia and he will oppose lefty Derek Holland for the Rangers. It has not been a good start in the 2012 year for Yankees ace C.C. Sabathia. He travels to Texas with an ERA of 5.59 and WHIP of 1.34 on this young season. In two road starts he allowed nine earned runs and 16 hits with five walks in 12 innings worked combined against the Rays and Twins. In three starts against Texas last year C.C. allowed 11 earned runs and 21 hits over 19 innings which equates to an ERA of over five runs. The Yankees are hitting .336 over their past seven games. The New York Yankees bats are hot right now as the tallied up 24 runs in their road two game series sweep of the Boston Reds Sox over the weekend. Plus the Yankees hit left handers extremely well. In the 2012 year in six games the Yankees hitters are averaging nearly 7 runs and bats .299. They have always hit lefties very well and this year has been no different.
The Texas Rangers will send left hander Derek Holland to the mound to face the hot Yankees bats. Holland historically has struggled big time against the Yankees bats. In five lifetime starts Derek Holland has an ERA of 8.77 and WHIP of nearly two. In his past two starts against the Yankees last year the left hander allowed 10 earned runs with 10 walks and 11 hits in just eight innings of work. Texas has crushed left handed pitching as the team averages nearly 8 runs per game and bats .339 in five games. For the season Texas pushes across 6 runs and hits over .300. Back the offense tonight with our MLB best bet so play over 9 ½ runs and before doing this take a peek at online sportsbook reviews.