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|New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays|
If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Friday when the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays meet at Tropicana Field.
The Yankees will give the ball to starter Hiroki Kuroda in this one. Righthander Kuroda is 11-8 this season with a 2.41 ERA.
It'll be Chris Archer toeing the rubber for the Rays in this contest. Righthander Archer is 6-5 with a 2.95 ERA so far this season.The Yankees were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -147 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at -121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Current streak:
New York has won 5 straight games.
New York: 68-59 SU
Tampa Bay: 72-53 SU
New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 7-3
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Baltimore are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
Tampa Bay home to NY Yankees, Saturday, August 24