How To Bet On The Tampa Bay vs New York MLB Spread

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on Thursday,April 21, 2016 12:22, EST in

Out of the American League East, two big rivals will get together at Yankees Stadium on Friday night. This is the first of a three game weekend series between the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees. Heading into Thursday’s action; the New York Yankees were in last place in the division with a 5-8 record. Just ahead of New York in the standings is the Tampa Bay Rays, with a 6-8 record. This is the first of 19 games between these two teams, who have built a pretty good rivalry over recent seasons. Find out the latest MLB betting odds here.

How To Bet On The Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees MLB Spread

When: Friday, April 22, 2016
Where: Yankee Stadium in New York, New York
TV: FOX Sports Sun
Radio: WGES 680, WDAE 620 AM / 95.3 FM
Stream Option: MLB TV
Pitching Matchup: Matt Moore – TBD
MLB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why Bet the Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays are still trying to figure out what they do best, and what they do not do well. According to the statistics, the Tampa Bay Rays are one of the worst offensive teams in all of Major League Baseball. The Rays are 29th in the league with 37 runs on the season. Corey Dickerson is in the outfield for Tampa Bay in his first season since leaving Colorado. Dickerson has blasted four homeruns; all solo’s. The Rays won the final two games of the series against the White Sox, and then followed that with a win over the Red Sox.

Why Bet the Yankees

The New York Yankees are looking to right the ship a little bit. The Yankees have dropped two in a row, and 6 out of their last 7 overall. The Yankees offense has a ton of the top names in baseball, but have come across a pretty poor streak. New York has scored just 15 runs in their last 7 games. The struggling offense is led by Carlos Beltran. The veteran is batting over .325 on the season, with 4 homeruns and 9 runs batted in. The Yankees are looking to get back to the postseason following their wildcard loss last season.

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Expert Score & Prediction

The Tampa Bay Rays would love to get Erasmo Ramirez off to an incredible start, with his fourth win. This is going to be a fun game, because the Rays are going against C.C. Sabathia. What are the Yankees going to get out of Sabathia is a great question. The Yankees will use some late heroics to find a way to win at home in this game. There does not seem to be a clear cut advantage with the starting pitchers. THe bet here is the New York Yankees -118 over the Tampa Bay Rays. The final score prediction for this game is the New York Yankees 5-4 over the Tampa Bay Rays for Friday night.