The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays will meet again today from Yankee Stadium. All odds for all games can be found at Bovada sportsbook.
The Yankees are still holding onto a playoff spot but with their loss yesterday those hopes took a serious blow. Starter CC Sabathia allowed six hits in four runs in six innings of work to take the loss on the mound. This afternoon the Yankees will start Ivan Nova who is making his return from the DL. In 157 innings of work this season Nova has allowed 179 hits.
The Rays are knocking at the door of the postseason once again and are hoping to gain some momentum with their win last night. David Price pitched like the ace he is last night raising his record to 18-5 in 7 innings of quality work. This afternoon Tampa will start James Shields who has been pitching very well as of late. Shields has let up just 188 hits in 199 innings of work.
New York is 4-1 in their last five game two of a series, 1-6 in their last seven games against a right handed starter, and 1-4 in Nova’s last five starts. Tampa Bay is 3-5 in their last eight road games, 1-4 in their last five games against a right handed starter, and 1-4 in Nova’s last five starts. Tampa Bay is 6-2 in the last eight meetings of these two.
The momentum in this matchup is clearly with Tampa. They also have the pitching matchup advantage which is why we will take them on the moneyline but first read sportsbook reviews.