The red hot Tampa Bay Rays will open up a series against the New York Yankees from AL East division Major League Baseball play on Tuesday night. The Rays and Yankees will get things started from New York at 7PM Eastern Time on MLB Network. Check out the MLB odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The current wagering odds from this MLB contest have the home side Tampa Bay Rays favored by -114 odds with the return on the New York Yankees at +104 odds. The run total is set at 7 runs with over favored by -125 odds and under the total returning +105 odds. Bettors who play on the Tampa Bay Rays on the run line and lay the -1 ½ runs will get back +145 odds. Bettors choosing the +1 ½ run head start with the New York Yankees will have to lay -165 odds for their run line wager.
We take a look at the current standings as we hit the final week of the regular season. Tampa Bay cannot win the AL East division and they are vying for a wildcard berth into the post season. The Rays sit at 87-69 on the year and are the top AL Wildcard seed holding a slip two game lead over the Texas Rangers with just six games left to be played. The New York Yankees are extreme longshots to enter the post season as they sit at 82-74 on the year. They sit four games behind the second seeded Cleveland Indians with just six games left to be played. Problem for New York is they must jump over the Royals and Rangers to catch the Indians and time is running out.
Entering this series the Rays did a lot to solidify their hopes for a post season berth as the sweep the Baltimore Orioles in four straight to pretty much eliminate the Orioles but to push themselves into the top wildcard seed. They beat Baltimore on Monday 5-4 as a -120 betting odds favorite and we see Tampa Bay peaking as the playoffs are fast approaching. Unfortunately the Yankees have given up ground in recent games. The team is just 3-6 over their past nine games and is now extreme longshots for a wildcard spot. They win two of three over the weekend at home to San Francisco but really needed a sweep to improve hopes.
With our free MLB pick for Thursday we will play on the Tampa Bay Rays -114 odds at the best sports books.