Free MLB Pick: Yankees vs Rays Odds
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(0-1) New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays (1-0)
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay, FL.
Projected Pitchers: Sabathia vs. Odorizzi
MLB Moneyline Odds: New York -115 / Tampa Bay +105
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: New York (+1.5) -220 / Tampa Bay (-1.5) +190
MLB Betting Total: 7.5 (Over -110 / Under -110)
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New York Yankees
These two teams played the first game of the whole season Sunday and not much went right for New York.
He looked really good in spring training, but Masahiro Tanaka got hit right from the start. He gave up three in the third and a big two-run homer to Evan Longoria the second time through the lineup.
Adam Judge hit an RBI double and Chase Headley got two shift hits (one was a bunt) but there wasn’t much to be had otherwise against Chris Archer. Gary Sanchez went 0-for-5 and grounded out with the bases loaded.
CC Sabathia is the number two starter so he gets the ball tonight. He had a nice stretch in the middle of last season, getting the ERA down under 3.00, then very briefly under 2.00. It came back up after that, over 3.00, then briefly over 4.00 and finished at 3.91.
He gave up three runs in all three of his starts against the Rays last season and he only got through six in one of them. I’m not laughing in anyone’s face because CC Sabathia is their team’s number two starter but I’m no bull either.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays looked like the younger, faster and more athletic team that they are in game one. Kevin Keirmaier was on base four times with a two knocks and a couple of walks. One on, he stole a base and scored two runs.
Jake Odorizzi makes his first start of 2017, fresh off a winter of arbitration hearings that fetched him a one-year, $4.1 million contract. It should only get greener for Odorizzi, who is one of the more steady performers in the American League.
This will be his 99th career start and he’s got a 1.21 career WHIP to go along with a 3.75 ERA. It’s also rare that any one start of his stands out from the rest. He’s got a great change-up and should be a favorite tonight.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 22-10 in NYY last 32 on astroturf.
- Over is 9-3 in TB last 12 games as a home favorite.
- Over is 19-7 in TB last 26 home games.
- TB are 3-8 in their last 11 home games.
- Head to Head: Over is 10-3 in the last 13 meetings.
Free New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay.
A nice dog that shouldn’t be.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rays (half at +105 and half at +190)
We’ve got a unique situation here because the underdog is available at -1.5. I like both prices so I’m going to play half on the moneyline and half on the runline. Normally I’d synthesize a -1 line but there’s no need here with two plus-money lines. If the Rays win by one, we’ll take our 2.5 cents.
MLB Free Score Prediction: New York 4 – Tampa Bay 5
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