Baseball gambling handicappers will have a 4-game series to evaluate that will likely determine the final playoff position for both baseball wagering commodities.
The two teams met last week at Tampa Bay with the Rays taking 2 out of 3 games. They have continued to jockey back and forth in the standings for first place in the American League East Division.
The team that ends up in 2nd place will almost certainly get the American League wild card spot. This is the final regular season meeting between these two teams.
Probable starting pitching matchups are as follows:
On Monday Tampa Bay will send Matt Garza to the mound to face Ivan Nova.
On Tuesday James Shields is slated to start for the Rays against Phil Hughes.
On Wednesday Tampa Bay will start Wade Davis against the Yankees’ AJ Burnett.
The final game on Thursday will feature David Price of Tampa Bay and CC Sabathia of the Yankees.
All 4 games of the series are scheduled to start at 7:05 PM Eastern.
Tampa Bay has been a solid road team with the baseball gambling odds as they were 43-30 on the season with just 29 out of those 73 games going under the total. The Rays continue to be one of the better balanced teams in the majors as they ranked 2nd in overall run production and 9th for staff earned run average.
The Yankees have been exceptional at Yankee Stadium with a mark of 49-25 with the baseball gambling lines with just 29 out of those 74 home games going under the total. New York has the most productive offensive lineup in baseball and ranked 10th overall for staff earned run average.
The starting rotation has been a bit of a struggle, however, ranking only 21st in the Big Leagues for quality starts.
Tampa Bay has not been a good long term baseball gambling proposition at New York as they have lost 13 out of their last 20 road games against the Yankees although they have been better recently as they have gotten the money in 3 out of their last 5 games at Yankee Stadium with all 5 games going over the total.