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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees meet at Yankee Stadium.
The Rays will trot Fausto Carmona out to the mound in this one. Righthander Carmona has a 4-7 record and a 5.02 ERA this season.
Meanwhile, it'll be David Phelps who starts for the Yankees. Righthander Phelps is 3-3 with a 3.68 ERA so far this season.
In their last action, Tampa Bay was an 8-3 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Tampa Bay has won 2 straight games.
New York has lost 2 straight games.
Tampa Bay: 38-35 SU
New York: 39-33 SU
Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 5-10 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 6 games at home
NY Yankees are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Yankees home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, June 22