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Yankees look to clinch playoff spot with win over the Rays

by Mike Spector | Yankees Correspondent |
Sun, Oct 3rd 8:18am EDT

The New York Yankees will try for a third consecutive day to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays and clinch one of the AL's two remaining wild card spots.

Betting Impact:

The Yankees are -150 moneyline home favorites, per BettingPros consensus odds. There are a lot of scenarios at play for the Yankees today, like if they will go on the road to play Boston on Tuesday, host the wild card playoff game, or have to play a tie-breaking game on Monday just to get into the one-game playoff. However, they control their own destiny with a win to clinch one of the two spots, while the Rays look for the sweep as a spoiler. Today’s pitching matchup is between Michael Wacha (3-5, 5.26) and Jameson Taillon (8-6, 4.40). The under is 5-0-2 in Tampa Bay's last seven road games against right-handed starters, and the Rays are 7-2 in their last nine road games against the Yankees.

Game: TB at NYY Sun Oct 3rd, 3:05pm ET | Categories: Line Movements, Trends