Rays vs. Yankees MLB Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Yankees are -116 money line favorites over the Rays, who are +107 on the ML. With Roberto Hernandez and David Phelps on the mound for their respective teams, the over/under total is currently sitting at 9 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Yankees opened as -121 money line favorites but their odds have been bet down to -116 at most online sports books, while the Rays’ odds have dropped from +112 down to +107. Tampa Bay is 38-35 overall and 17-19 on the road, while New York is 39-33 overall and 20-15 at home.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 63% of the betting public currently favors New York. 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 New York. According to latest MLB trends, The Rays are 2-6 last 8 following a win and 2-7 last 9 vs. a right-handed starter. The Yankees are 28-9 last 37 Friday games, 75-36 last 111 at home in series and 20-7 last 27 as a favorite of 110 to -150.
The Rays send out Roberto Hernandez (4-7, 5.02) to the mound. He allowed five runs on six hits on May 24 against the Yankees. Phelps is pitching well for the Yankees, who need a good start. He did allow four runs at the Los Angeles Angels on June 15, but had come off giving up just one run in his previous two starts. Phelps pitched decently in that May 24 start against the Yankees, allowing 4 runs in 7 2/3 innings. Tampa Bay has struggled lately, losing six of their last nine games. They needed a good start from Moore, who had a 13.86 ERA in his last three June starts. The Yankees have won eight straight series at home against the Rays. While the Yankees have struggled offensively, they'll wake up against Hernandez, who has allowed 18 runs in his last three starts against the Yankees. Hernandez has given up 11 runs in his last three starts overall, to the Royals, Tigers and Boston.
FRIDAY MLB FREE PICK: NEW YORK YANKEES -116