New York Yankees versus Tampa Bay Rays MLB Major League Baseball Betting Preview

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It will be game two of the three game series on Tuesday night between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays. First pitch from Tampa Bay is slated for 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by the MLB Network.

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The current odds at Oddsmaker have the road team New York Yankees favored by -118 odds with the take back on the Tampa Bay Rays at +108 odds. The run total is set at 8 runs. Those betting the New York Yankees on the run line and laying the -1 ½ runs will get back +140 odds. Tampa Bay Rays supporters who take the +1 ½ runs will have to lay -160 odds for their run line wager. First Five Innings lines reveal the New York Yankees favored by -120 odds with the return on the Rays at +100 odds. The over under is set at 4 ½ runs after five innings.

Game one of this series went to the Tampa Bay Rays by the score of 4-3 as a -139 odds favorite. The Yankees blew a 2-0 lead after the first inning as the Rays rallied for three runs in the final four innings to get the win.

Today’s pitching matchup will have Ivan Nova for the Yankees as he faces James Shields for the home standing Rays. Nova has enjoyed good run support despite a season ERA of over 4 runs. New York has averaged over five runs per game in Nova’s 15 starts this season. The Yankees are 12-3 in those 15 games that Nova got the starting assignment. James Shields is 7-5 on the year in 16 starts and carries and ERA of 4.04. Shields looks to bounce back from a loss as the Tampa Bay right hander allowed 14 hits and four earned runs in 7 2/3rds innings on Thursday against the Tigers. The Yankees have hit Shields pretty well in 2012 as the hurler gave up 14 earned runs in three starts in 16 innings of work. Tampa Bay has had good success at home against the Yankees this season as the club is a perfect 4-0 in their four games.

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