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Yankees vs Rays Series Odds

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays will play the second baseball betting game of their critical four game series at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday as James Shields will take the hill for the Rays while the Yankees will counter with Phil Hughes. Game time is set for 7:05 PM Eastern.

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SBG Global current Yankees Rays Odds: Yankees - 150, Total 9.5 Under – 115

The Yankees and Rays have been in a neck-and-neck race throughout the summer for first place in the American League East Division. The team that does not win the AL East title is almost certain to be the wild card representative in the playoffs. Heading into this MLB betting series the Rays were an effective 43-30 on the road with just 29 out of their 73 road games going under the total.

The Rays had lost 4 out of their previous 7 games heading into this series as after taking 2 out of 3 at home against the Bronx Bombers last week they dropped 2 out of 3 against the Los Angeles Angels in an obvious let down at home. The Yankees have been fantastic at home with a mark of 49-25 heading into this series with just 29 out of those 74 home games going under the total. New York took 2 out of 3 games at Baltimore after their series at Tampa Bay. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman made headlines last week when he said that winning the division was not nearly as important as entering the playoffs healthy. Get the latest

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Shields is a right hander with a record of 13-12 and a rather high 4.86 earned run average. He is a solid strikeout pitcher with 176 K’s in 187 innings of work. He has been highly effective against the Yankees, however, with a mark of 2-0 and a 2.51 earned run average in 32.1 innings of work. He pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings against the Yankees on August 1 and allowed just 1 earned run in 6.1 innings of work last week against the Bombers. Hughes is a right hander that has a baseball betting record of 16-8 with a 4.31 earned run average.

Tampa Bay has hit him pretty hard as Hughes is 0-2 against the Rays with a 4.97 earned run average. He allowed 4 earned runs in 6.2 innings of work at Tampa Bay last week. Although heading into this series Tampa Bay had won 3 out of their last 5 games at Yankee Stadium, they are were just 3-8 in their last 11 at the Bronx with 5 consecutive games going over the total.

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