MLB Picks: New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is batting .281 in 15 games since Aug. 6, which is important to consider when making your MLB picks on Friday as the club prepares to take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
Courtesy of SBR Forum, the Yankees are plus-107 road underdogs in the pro baseball odds, with the betting total sitting at seven in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this American League East matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.
New York Yankees
Jim Rogash/Getty Images
The New York Yankees have won five games in a row, including a 5-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays as minus-152 home favorites on Thursday.
Yankees starting pitcher Hiroki Kuroda is 2-1 with a 6.11 ERA in three career outings versus the Tampa Bay Rays.
Tampa Bay Rays
Norm Hall/Getty Images
The Tampa Bay Rays are 3-10 following an off day during the 2013 MLB campaign, with the OVER going 9-4 in that situation.
Rays starting pitcher Chris Archer is 2-0 with a 0.60 ERA in two lifetime outings versus the New York Yankees.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total in this affair, as the OVER is 5-2 in the New York Yankees' last seven road games.
MLB Pick: Over Seven Runs
Follow on Twitter: @JeffGrantSports