|MLB Rays vs. Yankees Picks & Predictions for Tuesday, September 4|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Tuesday, 04 September 2012 14:00|
Yankees vs. Rays MLB Free Pick
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (ATS Consultants) – This is the second game of a three-game series. The Tampa Bay Rays took the first game 4-3. Freddy Garcia takes the mound for the Yankees against Alex Cobb for the Rays. The opening pitch starts at 7:10pmET at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla.
ODDS: The oddsmakers have installed the Rays as a -135 favorite over the Yankees The total is 8 in most books. The Yankees come in with a 76-58 overall record and are 56-76 Under, while the Rays are 74-61 overall and are 52-77 Under.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Rays opened as a -135 favorite and remained there at most books. The total started at 8.5 and moved down to 8 at most books.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers currently placed on tonight’s game, 76% of public bettors favor the Yankees. These numbers are subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the “Public Betting” link available in this paragraph to get the most up-to-date information.
MLB FREE PICK: Take the Tampa Bay Rays. According to latest MLB trends, the Yankees are 4-9 in their last 13 during game 2 of a series, 3-7 in their last 10 games as a road underdog of +110 to +150, 5-12 in their last 17 road games with the total set at 7.0-8.5, 2-6 in their last 8 road games and 1-6 in their last 7 games as an underdog. The Rays are 13-4 in their last 17 games following a win, 6-2 in their last 8 vs. American League East, 10-4 in their last 14 games vs. a starter with a WHIP greater than 1.30, are 5-0 in Cobb's last 5 starts with the total set at 7.0-8.5 and are 6-0 in Cobb's last 6 starts. The Yankees continine to struggle with injuries and are starting to lose their grip on the AL East lead. They are just one game up on the Orioles and 2.5 on the Rays, who won the opener. Curtis Granderson (hamstring) pinch hit on Monday, 1B Mark Teixeira is still out and Robinson Cano is questionable with a hip injury. Add that to a mediocre pitcher on the mound in Garcia and the Rays should win this one. Once they get the lead, closer Fernando Rodney shuts the door (41 svs).
TUESDAY MLB FREE PICK: TAMPA BAY RAYS –135