|MLB Yankees vs. Rays Picks & Predictions for August 17, 2014|
|Written by Anthony Rome|
|Sunday, 17 August 2014 08:43|
Yankees vs. Rays Free Pick
ODDS: According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Rays are -114 money line favorites over the Yankees, who are +105 money line underdogs. The total for this afternoon's game is currently sitting at 7 runs.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Yankees opened as +108 money line underdogs but their odds have dropped to +105, while the Rays' odds have gone from -117 down to -114. The total for today's game has stayed at 7 after opening at that same number.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the current wagers placed on tonight’s game, 65% of the betting public currently favors Toronto. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most updated numbers.
PITCHING MATCHUP: Hiroki Kuroda will take the mound today for the Yankees sporting a 7-8 record and a 4.03 ERA, while the Rays will counter with Jeremy Hellickson, who is 1-1 with a 2.03 ERA. New York enters play with a 62-59 record and is 33-30 on the road this year, while Tampa Bay is 61-62 overall and 28-33 at home.
MLB FREE PICK: Take New York. According to latest MLB trends, the Yankees are 5-1 in their last six games after allowing two runs or less in their previous game and 5-2 in their last seven when their opponent scores two runs or less in their previous game. The Rays are also 3-8 in Hellickson's last 11 starts versus a team with a winning record, 0-4 in his last four starts as a favorite and 0-5 in his last five starts as a favorite of between -110 and -150.
MLB FREE PICK: NEW YORK YANKEES +105