Rays vs. Yankees Pick
Will the New York Yankees be able to beat the Tampa Bay Rays by multiple runs today when they meet at 1:05PM ET?
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Location: Yankee Stadium – New York, New York
Weather: Cloudy, 58 degrees, 23mph Winds
Time: 1:05PM ET
According to oddsmakers at YouWager, New York is clearly favored in this game, as the Yankees are getting odds of -250 to win against Tampa Bay. The Rays are getting a money line of +2055 to prevail. The over/under total is currently listed at 8 runs.
The pitching matchup today has Luis Severino on the mound for the Yankees to face Blake Snell of the Rays. Snell pitched 5.2 scoreless innings against Boston last week, allowing just three hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Severino earned a win in his first start of 2018. He pitched 5.2 scoreless innings in a win at Toronto. Severino allowed just one hit while striking out seven.
PUBLIC BETTING INFORMATION
The public betting for this game is backing New York. The Yankees are getting 84 percent of the wagers on this contest as the favorite at home against the Rays.
Tampa Bay has nobody new listed on the injury report for today’s contest. New York has Jacoby Ellsbury and Clint Frazier on the DL. Ellsbury is out until mid-April with an oblique injury while Frazier is dealing with concussion symptoms.
The Yankees put on their home opener on Tuesday and earned an 11-4 win over the Rays. New York scored seven runs over their last two at-bats to break open a 4-4 game. While Giancarlo Stanton struck out in all five at bats he had, Didi Gregorius had a monster game, getting four hits with two home runs and eight RBI. Aaron Judge also had two hits and drove in a run.
Jordan Montgomery pitched five innings for the Yankees and allowed one run while Chris Archer went five innings for the Rays and allowed four runs on six hits. Denard Span drove in a pair of runs to lead the Rays at the plate while Adeiny Hechavarria had two hits and a RBI.
Oddsmakers feel very strongly about the Yankees winning today. Severino is a solid pitcher while Snell has been a little less reliable over time. The strong winds could lead to a lot of home runs and New York definitely is the more powerful lineup of the two. If you are going to take the Yankees, you should do it on the run line of -1.5 runs with a money line of -125.
MLB PREDICTIONS: NEW YORK YANKEES -1.5 (-125)