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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays meet at Tropicana Field.

The Yankees will pin their hopes on the pitching of righthander Hiroki Kuroda in this game. Kuroda has a 2-1 record and a 3.86 ERA this season.

It'll be Erik Bedard toeing the rubber for the Rays in this contest. Lefthander Bedard is 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA so far this season.

New York won its last outing, a 10-2 result against the Rays on April 17. Bettors who backed the Yankees at +155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Current streak:
New York has won 5 straight games.
Tampa Bay has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 10-6 SU
Tampa Bay: 7-9 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

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

A few trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of NY Yankees's last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees's last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in their last 11 games when playing NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 16-7 SU in their last 23 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing NY Yankees

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to NY Yankees, Saturday, April 19