Jimmy Boyd New York Yankees vs. Texas Rangers
The Rangers play in a great hitter's park. With the power that both of these teams pack, I expect Game 1 to fly over this number.
3 of the last 4 meeting between these two clubs have seen at least 11 runs scored.
In 24 games between these clubs over the last 3 seasons, we have seen an average of 10 runs scored per game.
Sabathia and Wilson are both quality starters, but each has a career ERA of 4.29 or higher in this matchup.
The Over is 5-0 in the Yankees' last 5 during game 1 of a series, 6-1-1 in their last 8 playoff road games, 5-1 in their last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter and 10-3 in Sabathia's last 13 starts as a favorite of -110 to -150.
The Over is 9-4-2 in the Rangers' last 15 home games and 3-1-1 in Wilson's last 5 home starts. We'll take the Over tonight. Pick:
1 Unit on Yankees/Rangers OVER 8 Runs (-110)