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Yankees vs. Rays - 9/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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

MLB Baseball: Saturday, September 5, 2015 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

M Moore (1-3) (8.77) vs. N Eovaldi (14-2) (4.17)

The Line: New York Yankees -168 / Tampa Bay Rays +158 --- Over/Under: 8.5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FS1

The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees play game two Saturday afternoon.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored 19 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 eight road games. Matt Moore gets the ball, and he’s 1-3 with a 8.78 ERA and 17 strikeouts this season. Moore is 5-2 with a 3.83 ERA and 49 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

Yankees vs. Rays - 9/5/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The New York Yankees look to stay hot after winning six of their last seven games. The Yankees have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in four of their last eight games. The Yankees have won 11 straight when scoring more than three 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 split their last 10 home games. Nathan Eovaldi takes the hill, and he’s 14-2 with a 4.17 ERA and 114 strikeouts this season. This is Eovaldi’s second career game against the Rays.

The Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 1-8 in Moores last 9 starts. The Yankees are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite and 18-6 in Eovaldis last 24 starts. The Rays are 2-6 in the last 8 meetings in New York. 

Eovaldi has been lights out for the Yanks and somewhat of a good luck charm whenever he's on the hill. Hard to bet against the Yankees with the pitching advantage being what it is.

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