|MLB Yankees vs. Rays Picks & Predictions for April 18, 2014|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Friday, 18 April 2014 14:37|
Yankees vs. Rays Free Pick
LINE MOVEMENT: The Yankees opened as -111 money line favorites but despite 74% of the public betting currently backing New York, the Bombers’ odds have dropped to +102. As for the Rays, their odds opened at +103 and are now -110 money line favorites.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Hiroki Kuroda toes the rubber for the Yankees while Erik Bedard will take the ball for the Rays. Kuroda is 2-1 on the year with a 3.86 ERA while Bedard is making his first start of the season.
MLB FREE PICK: Take New York. According to MLB trends, the Yankees are 5-0 in their last five games overall, 4-1 in their last five road games, and 4-1 in their last five games versus AL East rivals. They’re also 6-2 in their last eight games versus a left-handed starter, 5-0 in their last five games versus a team with a losing record, and 37-17 in their last 54 Friday games. The Rays, meanwhile, are 0-4 in their last four games overall, 1-5 in their last six divisional games, and 1-4 in their last five games after scoring two runs or less in their previous game.
MLB FREE PICK: NEW YORK YANKEES +102