Preview Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7/8/08
MLB Betting Preview Tampa Bay Rays (55-33) at New York Yankees (47-42) Tuesday, 7:05 pm Eastern
A very short, but important series for the New York Yankees begins on Tuesday when they host the first place Tampa Bay Rays. The Yankees are in danger of being out of the race before the All-Star break and anything less than a sweep against the Rays won’t be acceptable. New York sends Sidney Ponson on Tuesday while the Rays counter with Scott Kazmir. SBG Global reports that early MLB betting has the public taking Yankees at Home.
Kazmir is 7-3 on the season with a 2.63 ERA but has struggled in recent outings. He is facing the Yankees for the second time this season. In mid-May he threw six shutout innings in a 5-1 Tampa Bay win.
New York goes with Ponson on Tuesday. He is 5-1 on the season with a 4.19 ERA. He did not pitch well in his last outing against Texas, giving up seven runs and nine hits in just over 5 innings of work.
Check out the current line for this game at SBG Global.
Here are the MLB betting stats for Tuesday’s game. The Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road favorite. The Rays are 10-4 in their last 14 vs. the American League East. The Rays are 38-16 in their last 54 overall. The Rays are 35-16 in their last 51 games vs. a right-handed starter. The Rays are 4-0 in Kazmir’s last 4 starts as a road favorite. The Rays are 9-2 in Kazmir’s last 11 starts overall.
The Yankees are 2-8 in their last 10 Tuesday games. New York is 49-20 in the last 69 home meetings against the Rays.
The Under is 5-2 in the Rays last 7 games as a road underdog. The Under is 5-2 in the Rays last 7 road games vs. a right-handed starter. The Under is 5-2-1 in Kazmir’s last 8 starts as a road underdog.
The Under is 8-2-1 in the Yankees last 11 games as a home favorite. The Over is 4-1-1 in the Yankees last 6 games a home underdog. The Under is 7-2-1 in the Yankees last 10 overall. The Under is 14-5-1 in the Yankees last 20 vs. the American League East. The Under is 8-3-1 in the Yankees last 12 home games. The Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings between the two teams and the Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in New York.
Pick: Drays 3 units
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