Rays vs. Yankees - 4/17/15 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
New York Yankees (3-6) at Tampa Bay Rays (6-4)
MLB Baseball: Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm (Tropicana Field)
A Warren (0-1) (1.69) vs. N Karns (1-1) (4.97)
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays -115 / New York Yankees +105 --- Over/Under: 7.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: YES, Sun
The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees face off on Friday at Tropicana Field for game one of their MLB series of AL East teams.
The Tampa Bay Rays are 6-4 so far this season and they are in second place in the AL East. The Rays are 1-2 at home but they are coming off of a road win at Toronto on Thursday. As a team the Rays are hitting .232 with Kevin Kiermaier hitting .344, Steven Souza Jr. hitting .250, and Logan Forsythe hitting .242. The Rays pitching staff has an ERA of 4.26 with the starters at3.86 and the bullpen at 4.88. For game one against the Yankees the Rays start Nathan Karns who has allowed seven hits and seven earned runs while striking out 10 over 12.2 innings for a 1-1 record and 4.97 ERA.
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The New York Yankees are 3-6 this season and they are in last place in the AL East. The Yankees are 1-2 on the road and they have lost their last two games. As a team the Yankees are hitting .227 with Jacoby Ellsbury hitting .286, Alex Rodriguez hitting .286, and Brett Gardener hitting .261. As a team the Yankees pithing staff has an ERA of 4.04 with the starters at 5.07 and the bullpen at 2.75. For game one against the Rays the Yankees start Adam Warren who allowed five hits and two runs, one earned, over 5.1 innings to take a loss against the Red Sox in his only start this season.
The Rays are 5-1 in their last six games, 2-5 in their last seven home games, and 1-6 in their last seven home games following a road trip of seven or more days. New York is 2-5 against the AL East, 4-10 on the road against a right-handed starter, and 1-7 following an off day.
This game looks fairly even so getting the Yankees as a dog has more value so it's a lean to the Yankees.