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Yankees vs. Rays - 9/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays (66-67) at New York Yankees (74-58)

MLB Baseball: Friday, September 4, 2015 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

J Odorizzi (6-7) (3.18) vs. Luis Severino (2-2) (2.17)

The Line: New York Yankees -150 / Tampa Bay Rays +140 --- Over/Under: 8 See the Latest Odds

TV: SUN/YES

The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees begin a three-game series Friday night.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored 23 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Rays have won four of their last six when scoring more than three runs. Logan Forsythe leads Tampa Bay with 134 hits and 53 RBI while Evan Longoria and Kevin Kiermaier have combined for 92 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays have won five of their last seven road games. Jake Odorizzi gets the nod, and he’s 6-7 with a 3.18 ERA and 117 strikeouts this season. Odorizzi is 2-3 with a 4.84 ERA and 29 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

Yankees vs. Rays - 9/4/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Yankees look to remain hot after winning five of their last six games. The Yankees have scored 19 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 10 games. The Yankees have lost five of their last eight when scoring three or less runs. Chase Headley leads New York with 131 hits and 58 RBI while Brett Gardner and Didi Gregorius have combined for 100 RBI. The New York Yankees have lost five of their last seven home games. Luis Severino takes the hill, and he’s 2-2 with a 2.17 ERA and 29 strikeouts this season. This is Severino’s first career game against the Rays.

The Rays are 2-9 in their last 11 games following an off day and 1-4 in Odorizzis last 5 starts. The Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 games following an off day and 2-5 in their last 7 home games. The Rays are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in New York. 

The Rays have been brutal as of late coming off a day off and Odorizzi hasn't had much success as of late. I look for New York to finally get going at home and pickup a much needed win. 

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New York Yankees -1.5

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