MLB gambling excitement begins on Monday from Tropicana Field as the two teams are neck and neck in the American League East MLB betting pennant race.
Monday New York will send ace CC Sabathia to the hill against #1 Tampa Bay starter David Price in a dream matchup that could very well be a pitcher’s duel. Sabathia is 19-6 with a 3.14 earned run average while Price is 17-6 with a 2.87 earned run average.
Tuesday the Yankees will go with Ivan Nova against Tampa Bay’s Matt Garza. Nova has just 4 starts this year with 1 win and a 2.92 earned run average. Garza has been a key asset for the Rays with the MLB gambling odds as he was 14-8 with a 3.68 earned run average.
In Wednesday’s final game of the series the Yankees will send Philip Hughes to the mound to face James Shields of Tampa Bay. Hughes is 16-7 with a 4.26 earned run average while Shields is 13-12 with a 4.98 earned run average.
The Yankees are the top scoring team in big league baseball while ranking 11th in staff earned run average and a most alarming 20th in the majors for quality starts. New York was 38-30 with the MLB betting lines in road games for 2010.
Tampa Bay was 43-26 at home and was 2nd overall in run production along with 9th for staff earned run average. Tamp Bay ranked 5th in the majors for quality starts. Just 28 out of their 69 home games went over the total.
The Rays have beaten the Yankees in 8 out of their last 14 MLB gambling matchups overall with 10 out of the last 12 games going over the total. The Bronx Bombers have held their own in Tampa Bay, however, as they have won 10 out of their last 18 games at Tropicana Field including 3 out of the last 5.
The two teams have gone over the total in 5 out of their last 7 games at the Trop. Wednesday night’s matchup can be seen on ESPN starting at 7:10 PM Eastern Time. Open an account today at Sports-Gambling.com for all of the pennant race excitement!