New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays Run Line Pick
- Updated: April 19, 2014
Time: 7:10 PM EST Saturday April 19, 2014 SUN
Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
The Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees in an American League East match up.
In their last games: In Game 2 the Rays beat the Yankees 11-5.
In Game 2 yesterday James Loney drove in 4 RBI and Tampa Bay scored 8 runs combined in the 7th and 8th inning.
These 2 teams have split the first 2 games of this 4-game series.
Here are some additional handicapping angles to ponder:
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The Rays are 17-7 in their last 24 home games against the Yankees.
The Rays have won 4 of their last 5 games facing the Yankees.
The Yankees are 4-1 in Ivan Nova’s last 5 road starts.
The Rays are 6-0 in Chris Archer’s last 6 home starts.
Pitching Match Up
New York Yankees: Ivan Nova (2-1, 5.94 ERA)
Tampa Bay Rays: Chris Archer (1-1, 4.50 ERA)
Money Line: Yankees +130 / Rays -140
Run Line: Tampa Bay -1.5 +155
Total Line: 7 Over(-120)
Straight up and Against the Point Spread Records
New York Yankees: 10-7 SU / O/U 7-10 / Run Line W/L 10-7
Tampa Bay Rays: 8-9 SU / O/U 8-8 / Run Line W/L 4-13
Key Betting Trends
• NY is 5-1 in their last 6 overall.
• NY is 2-8 in their last 10 games as an underdog.
• NY has an Over record of 4-1 in their last 5 games.
• TB is 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home favorite.
• TB is 1-4 in their last 5 overall.
• TB has an Over record of 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
Key Player Injuries
David Phelps RP Out Apr 18 arm Status uncertain
Carlos Beltran OF Out Apr 18 shoulder Day-to-day
Francisco Cervelli C D.L. Apr 14 hamstring Mid-June?
David Robertson RP D.L. Apr 9 groin April 22
Mark Teixeira 1B D.L. Apr 5 hamstring April 20
Brendan Ryan SS D.L. Mar 31 back May
Alex Rodriguez 3B Suspended Jan 13 Day-to-day
Alex Cobb SP D.L. Apr 13 ribs Mid-May?
Matt Moore SP D.L. Apr 8 elbow 2015
Juan Carlos Oviedo RP D.L. Mar 30 elbow Mid-April
Jeremy Hellickson SP D.L. Mar 30 elbow Late May
Tim Beckham 2B D.L. Mar 30 knee Out indefinitely
Run Line Pick:
The Rays starter Chris Archer has been totally dominate vs. the Yankees in his career limiting them 2 or fewer runs in all lifetime outings. Yankees starter Ivan Nova has been super solid against Tampa Bay in recent years, but tends to not be as sharp on the road. It’s a tough call here, but I like the home team here who’s bats may have finally awakened from their slumber last night.
Take the Tampa Bay Rays -1 +100.