It was yet another winner here at the Sportsbook Room as the New Jersey Devils and Los Angeles Kings skated under the total of 4 ½ games for the fourth straight time in this 2012 Stanley Cup Playoff final series. After giving up four goals to Los Angeles in game three I expected New Jersey to bring a better defensive effort in front of goaltender Martin Brodeur in game four and they did exactly that. All you can ask for from 40 year old Martin Brodeur is to keep you in the game and that is what he did and led to an under the total result and a winner on Wednesday. Our best betting pick from Thursday comes from the Major League Baseball contest between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees. These two American League East combatants will begin from Yankees Stadium at 7PM Eastern Time and you can watch it live nationally over the MLB Network. With our MLB best betting pick we will play on the New York Yankees -138 odds against the Tampa Bay Rays. The odds used four this best bet were pulled from Top Bet sportsbook.
The betting odds from this Major League Baseball game has the home club New York Yankees favored by -142 odds with the take back on the Tampa Bay Rays at +132 odds. The run over under opened up at 8 runs. Early money has shown on the side of the Rays as the Yankees are now favored by -140 odds with the underdog Rays returning +130 odds. The total has moved down a notch to a current run over under of 7 ½ runs. New York Yankees run line bettors laying the -1 ½ runs will receive +160 odds. Those playing the run line on Tampa Bay and taking the + ½ runs will get back -170 odds for the wager.
On the hill for the Tampa Bay Rays tonight will be left hander David Price as he faces the veteran Yankee lineup. Price has had recent struggles against the Yankees as the left hander in his past three starts against New York in 17 1/3rd innings has allowed 12 earned runs and 10 walks with 22 hits. The Rays are struggling mightily for runs right now with less than three runs per game in their past seven games. They were shut out in game one on Tuesday and last night the Rays could score just one run in their loss last night to the Yankees.
The Yankees ace C.C. Sabathia will take the mound for the home team in the series finale. Big C.C. has been solid pitching at Yankees Stadium with an ERA of 2.37 and WHIP of 0.98 in four starts. He is 3-1 at home on the 2012 campaign. The Yankees recent history against left handed pitching has been very good and this season is no different. The Bronx Bombers average 5.6 runs and bats .275 against southpaws. With C.C. in good form at home and the Rays bats anemic right now bet the Yankees at best online sportsbooks.