Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees Free MLB Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 5/2/2014
Saturday, May 3, 1:05 PM on SUN, YES
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Tampa Bay Rays - Odorizzi, J (1-3) vs. New York Yankees - Tanaka, M (3-0)
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Jake Odorizzi will hope to stop a stretch of four straight bad starts when he and the Tampa Bay Rays go up against the New York Yankees, who will send Masahiro Tanaka to the mound.
Jake Odorizzi was only able to make it through 4.1 innings last Monday in his start against the Chicago White Sox and ended up with his third loss of the season. He gave up four runs in that game on eight hits while notching five strikeouts and walked two. It has not been a great start to the season for Odorizzi as he now has a 6.85 ERA through 23.2 innings pitched.
Odorizzi hasn't faced any of the Yankees more than three times, but he has been able to keep Jacoby Ellsbury hitless in their three matchups.
Masahiro Tanaka had yet another solid start for the Yankees when he faced the Los Angeles Angels this past Sunday. He ended up with a no decision in the game, but he pitched well by going 6.1 innings and striking out a season-high 11 batters while giving up just two runs on five hits. He still has a perfect 3-0 record on the season and a 2.27 ERA.
None of the Rays have faced Tanaka yet, but they can expect to see a 92-93 mph fastball, an 84 mph slider and a 73 mph curveball. He mixes his pitches well and he gets a great deal of movement on all of them.
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay Rays are 16-10-1 against the Over/Under
Run Differential for Tampa Bay Rays is -0.4
New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York Yankees are 12-14-0 against the Over/Under
Run differential for New York Yankees is -0.4
Injuries to Watch
Tampa Bay Rays
04/13/14 P Alex Cobb Oblique 15-day DL (4/13)
04/08/14 P Matt Moore Elbow 15-day DL (4/8), out for season
03/30/14 2B Tim Beckham Knee 15-day DL (3/30)
03/28/14 P Jeremy Hellickson Elbow 15-day DL (3/30)
New York Yankees
04/29/14 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hand questionable
04/24/14 P Michael Pineda Suspension expected to miss 10 games
04/20/14 P Ivan Nova Elbow 60-day DL (4/20); out for season
04/15/14 C Francisco Cervelli Hamstring 60-day DL (4/13)
04/01/14 SS Brendan Ryan Back 15-day DL (3/22)
Josh's Pick: Take New York
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