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The division rival Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at Yankee Stadium.
The Rays will give the ball to starter Alex Cobb in this one. Righthander Cobb is 10-3 this season with a 2.90 ERA.
Starting this game for the Yankees will be Ivan Nova. The righthander has a 3.21 ERA to go along with a 8-5 record this season.
The Rays were an 8-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -163 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors.
Tampa Bay has won 6 straight games.
New York has lost 3 straight games.
Tampa Bay: 89-69 SU
New York: 82-76 SU
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Toronto are 9-1
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
New York most recently:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Houston are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games
NY Yankees are 16-8 SU in their last 24 games at home
NY Yankees are 3-6 SU in their last 9 games at home
Tampa Bay at Toronto, Friday, September 27
NY Yankees at Houston, Friday, September 27