Texas Rangers Vs. New York Yankees: Las Vegas Game 3 Betting Odds & MLB Predictions

New-York-Yankees-World-SeriTexas Rangers Vs. New York Yankees: Las Vegas Game 3 Betting Odds & MLB Predictions: Las Vegas odds makers have the Texas Rangers as -115 money line MLB predictions favorites to win Game 3 of the ALCS over the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium, 8:00 PM ET Monday. In a post season full of historic pitching matchups, this MLB Predictions game is no different.

The Yankees’ are starting left-hander Andy Pettitte, whom some are calling the greatest post season pitcher of all time, against the Rangers’ lefty and ace Cliff Lee. Lee is no slouch when it comes to playoff performances as he (6-0) has never lost a MLB Predictions playoff game.

In both Game 1 and Game 2 the Rangers hitters jumped on the Yankees’ starters to build early leads. In Game 1 the Yankee’s scored five runs off the Ranger’s relievers to win 6-5. The Ranger’s relievers bounced back in Game 2 and Texas tied the series with a 7-2 victory.

In the first two MLB predictions contests the Yankees’ 1 thru 4 hitters are a combined 5 for 33 at the plate. Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriquez and Mark Teixeira are going to do a whole lot better if the Yankees expect to win Game 3. It would help greatly if New York second baseman Robinson Cano had a couple of runners on base before he crushes his next home run.

Texas has 11 stolen bases in the 2010 playoffs, 5 by SS Elvis Andrus and 4 by LF Josh Hamilton the most of any players or teams. Andrus has been the spark plug for the Rangers and if he and Hamilton continue to get on base Pettitte will have a hard time keeping the Rangers off the scoreboard.

In his 2 post season MLB picks appearances, Cliff Lee has pitched 16 innings and has give up a total of 2 earned runs for an ERA of 1.13. Andy Pettitte has pitched 7 play off innings in 2010 and has given up 2 runs for a 2.57 ERA. Pettitte has recently said that the long layoff between starts may have hurt the Yankee starters. It sounds like he is giving himself an “out” if he performs poorly in Game 3. I like the Vegas odds of Texas in the run line as well. They are -1 ½, +145. If Lee  can get the Ranger’s into the late innings of the MLB predictions contest, Texas should have no problem covering the spread.

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