Yankees vs. Rays Free Pick
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rays opened as -159 money line favorites but their odds have jumped to -170, while the Yankees’ odds opened at +146 and is now sitting at +156. The total also opened at 7 and has dropped to 6.5 at most online sports books. You can still find the number at 7 at some Vegas books.
PITCHING MATCHUP: CC Sabathia takes the hill for the Yankees with a 1-2 record and a 6.63 ERA, while David Price will toe the rubber for Tampa. Price has been outstanding thus far, compiling a 2-0 record and a 2.91 ERA. The Yankees’ starting pitchers have compiled 86 strikeouts against just 17 walks in 94 1/3 innings.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the under. According to MLB trends, the under is 4-1 in the last five meetings between these two teams and 5-2-1 in their last eight road starts against the Rays. The under is also 5-1 in Sabathia’s last six starts overall, 4-1 in his last five starts as an underdog and 4-1 in his last five road starts. On the other side, the under is 6-2-1 in the Rays’ last nine games overall, 4-0-1 in their last five games following a loss and 11-3-2 in their last 16 home games versus a left-handed starter.
MLB FREE PICK: YANKEES/RAYS UNDER 6.5