The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay rays meet for game two of their series tonight from Tampa. All odds for all games can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Rays are hoping to sneak into the playoffs similarly to how they did last season. They have a chance right now of winning the division and the wildcard as a result of their big win on Monday. They were led on the mound by James Shields who pitched a strong 8 innings to earn the win. Tonight Tampa will look to Alex Cobb on the hill and Cobb has won his last four decisions. Cobb is pitching to a 4.39 ERA in 106 innings of work.
The Yankees looked like a lock a couple of weeks ago to make the playoffs, but now are on the ropes to say the least. They came up short yesterday mainly due to their offense who could only muster five hits. On the mound tonight they will start Freddy Garcia who has won his last three decisions, but is coming off two no decisions in his last two starts. He has allowed 100 hits in 93 innings of work this season.
Tampa Bay is 2-5 in their last seven games as a favorite, 6-2 in their last eight games against the American League East, and 6-0 in Cobb’s last six starts. New York is 2-6 in their last eight road games, 1-5 in their last six games as an underdog, and 4-1 in Garcia’s last five starts. New York is 1-10 in their last 11 games in Tampa Bay.
It looks like the Yankees have the makings of a team that is coming apart at the seams. Because of this we will take Tampa as a moneyline favorite at home so first check sports book review.