Yankees vs. Rays Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rays are -172 money line favorites over the Yankees, who are listed at +158 on the ML. The total, meanwhile, is currently sitting at 7 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rays opened as -152 money line favorites but their odds have been bet up to -172, while the Yankees’ odds have climbed from +140 to +158. New York enters play with a 10-8 overall record and is 5-4 on the road, while Tampa Bay is 9-10 entering tonight’s game and 7-3 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 65% of the betting public currently favors Tampa Bay. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the under. According to latest MLB trends, Yankees are 0-5 Under is 5-0 last 5 games vs. a left-handed starter, 0-6 Under last 6 road games vs. a left-handed starter, 1-6 Under last 7 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30, 2-8 Under last 10 overall and 9-23-1 Under is 23-9-1 last 33 Tuesday games. Tampa Bay is 6-15-1 Under in Rays' last 22 home games vs. a team with a winning record, 5-12-1 Under last 18 home games vs. a team with a winning road record and 5-15-1 Under in Price's last 21 Tuesday starts.
New York (10-8, 8-9 O/U) has lost two straight and have gone under their last 8 of 10 games. The Rays (9-10, 7-9 O/U) have won four straight games and are coming off a 5-1 win over the Yankees on Monday night as Matt Moore outdueled fellow lefty Matt Moore. Phillip Hughes is a talented but erratic pitcher. He's pitched well in his last start, giving up just two runs in seven innings against Arizona (6-2 loss). David Price struggled against Baltimore in two starts but has a 3.77 ERA in 18 games against the Yankees. That was the Yankees with Mark Teixeira, Curtis Granderson and Derek Jeter. These guys are injured and the Yankees will struggle to score against one of the toughest lefties in the game. Hughes is also 4-4 with a 3.99 ERA in 14 starts against the Rays. Expect this one to go under. The Yankees visit Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. to take on the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:10pmET on Tuesday in Game 2 of the series.
TUESDAY MLB FREE PICK: YANKEES/RAYS UNDER 7