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The fans at Tropicana Field will be treated to a game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays when they take their seats on Friday.

The Yankees will trot Brandon McCarthy out to the mound in this one. Right hander McCarthy has a 7-11 record and a 4.31 ERA this season.

Meanwhile, it'll be Alex Cobb who starts for the Rays. Right hander Cobb is 7-6 with a 3.41 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers opened the Rays as -136-moneyline favorites versus the Yankees, while the game's total opened at 7

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 6-3 winner on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Last time out for New York, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Orioles on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Orioles at -112 were rewarded, while the 8 combined runs moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

New York:
Team record: 61-58
Current Streak: lost 4 straight games.
NY Yankees is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 9 games
NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay:
Team record: 60-61
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay Saturday, August 16