The two top teams in the American League East meet in Wednesday baseball wagering as the New York Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays in a game that can be seen on ESPN.
The Rays have been leading the American League East this season but the Yankees are right there in second place. New York will be the MLB wagering favorite in this Wednesday matchup.
Baseball wagering odds almost always favor the Yankees when they are at home. In this game on Wednesday it is expected to be A.J. Burnett on the mound for New York against Tampa’s Wade Davis. Both pitchers have been solid this season. Davis is 3-3 with a 3.38 ERA while Burnett is 4-1 with a 3.31 ERA.
Davis has lost his last two starts but he has still pitched well. He went six innings against the Mariners last Friday allowing five hits and three walks but the offense was shut down. In his previous start against Oakland the offense again didn’t do much either. Usually the Tampa offense puts up runs but so far this baseball wagering season, Davis has been one of those pitchers that is not getting much run support. In his start against the Yankees earlier this season he pitched six innings and gave up four earned runs and seven hits.
Burnett allowed two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings in his last start against Minnesota. His control was off in that start as he walked four in the game.
In his start against Tampa Bay earlier this season, Burnett allowed two runs in six hits in seven innings in a 7-3 win. Burnett has won 12 games in his career against Tampa Bay vs. the MLB wagering odds (the most he has versus any team) and he has a career ERA of 2.76 ERA in those starts.
This game on Wednesday is the first of a two-game series between the Yankees and Rays in MLB wagering. It is the first of a five-game road trip for Tampa Bay. The Yankees have won 13 of the last 20 in baseball wagering against the Rays. Last month the Yankees took two of three in Tampa Bay. All three of those games went over the baseball wagering total. Going back to last season, five of the last six between the Rays and Yankees have gone over the total.