(The Spread) – American League East rivals clash tonight in New York as the Yankees host the Rays at 7:05PM ET.
Oddsmakers have released player prop odds for Game 1 of the series tonight, including who will have more hits, runs and RBIs between former teammates Johnny Damon and Derek Jeter. The former Yankee outfielder Damon is +110 on the money line for this prop, while the Yankees’ captain Jeter is –140.
Who will record more strikeouts between David Price (+155) and C.C. Sabathia (-190)? Price has a strikeout/9 rate of 8.7 this season, while Sabathia’s SO/9 is currently 8.3. It’s worth noting that the Yankees are 0-4 in their last four games against the Rays when Sabathia faces Price.
Oddsmakers have also released total strikeout over/under totals for both Price and Sabathia. Price’s over/under total for number of strikeouts tonight is 5.5, while Sabathia’s is 6.5.
How many total hits, runs and RBIs will Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson have tonight? The over/under total for this prop is listed at 2.5, with the over carrying juice of +135 and the under carrying odds of –165. In the Yankees’ last series (vs. Angels), Granderson record four hits, five runs and seven RBI. He also hit four home runs.
Will New York outfielder Brett Gardner record a hit tonight? Odds on “Yes” are –200 while odds on “No” are +160. Gardner has recorded a hit in eight of his last 10 games, but obviously Price is an outstanding pitcher and could stifle the speedster tonight.
Will Rays third baseman Evan Longoria hit a home run? Odds on “Yes” are +550 while odds on “No” are –900. He last hit a home run against the Royals on August 9 and the A’s on August 7.
Will Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira hit a home run tonight? Odds on “Yes” are +350 while odds on “No” are –500. Teixeria has gone homerless in his last four games, but he did go deep against the Red Sox in Boston on August 6.
The first pitch will be thrown tonight at 7:05PM ET. The visiting Rays find themselves as +171 money line underdogs against the host Yankees, who are –182 on the ML. The over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 7.5 runs.