MLB Gambling – Battle for First Place in AL East on ESPN

The two best teams in baseball meet on Wednesday night in MLB gambling as the New York Yankees play at the Tampa Bay Rays.

These two teams are fighting for first place in the American League East and this has already been a great series in baseball gambling.  This will be the final game of this three game series and ESPN is televising this one.

Hughes going for #17 – Phil Hughes will be looking for his 17th win of the season on Wednesday night. He is 16-7 with a 4.26 ERA this season.  The Yankees are being careful with Hughes and he has been skipped over in the rotation at times to limit his innings.  It doesn’t seem to have helped as he is just 5-5 with a 5.37 ERA since the All-Star break. In his last three starts he is 1-1 with a 6.00 ERA. In his career against the Rays he is 2-2 with a 4.29 ERA.

Shields No Bargain for the Rays – James Shields is just 13-12 with a 4.98 ERA this season.  He is winless in his last two starts and in his last three he is 1-1 with a 7.31 ERA. In his career against the Yankees he is 3-7 wit ha 4.95 ERA.

Can You Say Over the Total?  When you look at the recent numbers for Hughes and Shields this game just screams over in MLB gambling.  Hughes has not pitched well lately and Shields has been giving up home runs in bunches.  The only concern here is that the Yankees have been going under on the road against right-handers as 13 of their last 18 have gone under.  When Hughes is on the mound they have gone over in four of their last five.  When Shields is on the mound the Rays have gone over in four of their last five vs. New York.  The numbers simply are too strong to ignore in this game and they point to a lot of runs being scored.

Yankees and Over – If you want to take a shot with a parlay at Sbgglobal then the Yankees and over would be the way to go. Shields simply sucks against New York. The Rays are 3-10 in Shields' last 13 starts vs. the Yankees and the Yankees are 21-9 against the baseball gambling odds in Hughes' last 30 starts overall.