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2020 MLB Postseason Handicapping
AL Divisional Series Game 4 of 5
(2-1) Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees (1-2)
Date: Thursday, October 7th, 2020
Time: 7:10PM ET
Venue: PetCo Park, San Diego, California
Projected Pitchers: Ryan Thompson vs. Jordan Montgomery
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays +120, Yankees -138
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: OFF
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 9
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The Rays are up 2-1 in the series so we could be saying good bye to the Yankees in this one.
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa took the series lead last night thanks to a solid starting pitching performance from Charlie Morton and winning the home run battle three to one.
I had never heard of Randy Arozarena before these playoffs, had you. He is hitting .667 and looking like the real deal.
The rest of the lineup has been unpredictable getting timely hits and Tampa is doing its best to get the matchup its wants. Look for them to go heavy on right-handed hitters against the Yankees lefty starter.
They are not going to be afraid of Montgomery.
Ryan Thompson pitched in game one of the series, two shutout innings. He has only been used as an opener once this season, it was against the Yankees and he again pitched two scoreless innings.
In other appearances against New York they were able to touch him up a little.
New York Yankees
New York is up against it now. All season long Tampa has been their foil so it should not be much of a surprise that they have taken the lead in the series. New York had 10 games against them during the regular season and could only win 2.
Three in five hardly seemed likely.
New York has been mostly all or nothing at the plate this season.
They are blessed with big-time power and it has been present during these playoffs. Giancarlo Stanton has found his stroke but is it going to be enough.
New York needs to get out to a lead in this one if they want to get the most out of their pitching.
Lefty Jordan Montgomery has not pitched in these playoffs. You can look at that as not needing him or avoiding using him, probably a bit of both. Either way, they need him now and there are not a lot of signs for encouragement.
He has an ERA over 5 and his worst start of the season was against the Rays.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Under is 10-2 in TB last 12 road games.
- TB are 20-6 in their last 26 road games.
- TB are 22-7 in their last 29 games on grass.
- Over is 7-1 in NYY last 8 vs. American League East.
- NYY are 76-29 in their last 105 home games.
- Over is 9-4 in NYY last 13 playoff home games.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction:
This line seems out of whack for me. Given what we have seen in this series, the playoffs and the pitching approaches we have I do not see how New York is the favorite.
It seems to be market effects only and I am happy to fade the Yankees here.
Great value with the Rays in this series clincher.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Rays +120
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