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MLB BASEBALL

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees

The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees will both be trying to pick up a win on Friday when they battle at Yankee Stadium.

Jeremy Hellickson will be the starting pitcher for the Rays on this day. Righthander Hellickson is 9-3 this season with a 4.62 ERA.

Hellickson's opponent in this one will be CC Sabathia. The Yankees lefthander has a 4.37 ERA to go along with a 9-8 record this season.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 5-1 winner as they battled the Red Sox on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -108 were rewarded, while the 6 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for New York, they were a 2-0 winner as they battled the Rangers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Yankees at +143 were rewarded, while the 2 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 60-42 SU
New York: 54-48 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a win are 8-2

New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Texas are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 7 games
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games

Next up:
NY Yankees home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, July 27