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Date: Saturday August 14, 2016
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Yankees Stadium, Bronx, New York
Projected Pitchers: Matt Andriese vs. Masahiro Tanaka
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -110
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 8.5
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The Yankees are on the fringe I guess but not much is expected of them. This will be their first tilt in a A-Rod free environment so at least they have that going for them.
The Rays can pitch and smack the occasional homer but there is not much going on with this group this season.
They are in last by a mile at this stage and have to be one of the more disappointing teams in the league.
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa was its usual self in their series against Toronto to start the week. At times they looked like a team that should be relevant and at others quite the opposite.
It has been a weird season by the Bay with the lone positive being that Evan Longoria has proven there is still life in his bat after all.
They are giving guys like Mikie Mahtook and Luke Maile a chance but there is not a lot to get excited about.
Matt Andriese has been in and out of the rotation this season but I think they are going to leave him there for the rest of the year. He is still building up and has gone just 4 innings his last two starts since returning to the rotation.
That is especially problematic because the bullpen has been an issue all season long.
New York Yankees
It is certainly interesting the in the Bronx right now. They have essentially given up on the season with their moves and finally bit the bullet on Alex Rodriguez.
This was always a .500 team to me so even though they are not pursuing a title I expect them to continue to play at that level the rest of the season. I know this team has its issues but it is alarming that they were not able to generate more offense this season.
The only guy who was having an above average season was Carlos Beltran and he is long gone.
On the mound Tanaka is quietly putting up a strong season. He will set a new innings mark for himself and has dramatically cut down on his homers allowed from a year ago.
That being said the long ball does get him into trouble at Yankee Stadium, where his numbers are average at best.
No surprise there as that is the case with a lot of righthanded pitchers.
Since taking the closer’s job Dellin Betances is three for three on saves and you can make the easy argument they held onto their most dominant reliever – 99Ks in 55IP.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- TB are 2-8 in their last 10 Sat. games.
- TB are 5-17 in their last 22 road games.
- TB are 5-16 in their last 21 games on grass.
- Under is 19-7-2 in NYY last 28 home games.
- NYY are 9-4 in their last 13 home games.
- NYY are 10-1 in Tanakas last 11 home starts.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction:
The Rays will likely be a significant underdog in this one. They are on the road and playing out the string and there is no reason to give Andriese a heck of a lot of respect.
Though there is not a lot to like about the Yankees at least they have their best pitcher on the hill here. Tanake makes them a decent proposition on the run line.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: New York Run Line
I am not counting on an offensive explosion from New York but I think they can keep the Rays to three runs or less. When they do we are a winner.
MLB Free Score Prediction: New York 5 – Tampa Bay 3
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