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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays betting Odds – Wednesday, April 5th

Two games in and this year’s online baseball wagering in-season action is making heads spin. This early in the season, teams are doing all they can to scrap together whatever kind of lead they can. It’s a bit untimely to look over standings, but it is a perfect time to size up baseball betting run lines in order to find the perfect wager for Wednesday’s action.

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The MLB has a total of 15 contests for sportsbook players to choose from Wednesday, with some contests beginning as early as 1:00 pm ET, and others at a much later time (10:10 pm ET). Tuesday’s action was fairly predictable, with the most interesting result being the Yankees shutout of the Tampa Bay Rays, after losing the first game of the series 7-3. New York will be looking to deliver a similar result Wednesday, but not if the Rays have something to say about it.

New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays – Wednesday, April 5th

When: 7:10 pm ET

Where: Tropicana Field

TV: Local Broadcasts

Online Baseball Wagering Line:

New York Yankees   -1 ½ (+130)     7 ½ (-105)       -126

Tampa Bay Rays +1 ½ (-150)           7 ½ (-115)       +116

New York Yankees

The Yankees are coming off a disappointing 84-78 season that saw the club fail to make the postseason. Being a New York based team, the media was highly critical of the Yanks, but the franchise was hopeful they could find more success in 2017. A 7-3 loss to Tampa Bay on Opening Day didn’t help instill that hope into their fans, but the way they bounced back in Game 2 proved that this team will not quit.

New York will be sending RHP Michael Pineda to the mound Wednesday night. In 2016, while playing 32 games for the Yankees, Pineda posted a 6-12 record, a 4.82 ERA, and 207 strikeouts. Those stats aren’t half bad, but online baseball wagering fans should know that the Yanks are 4-9 in Pineda’s last 13 starts in Game 3 of a series, and are 1-4 in Pineda’s last 5 Wednesday starts.

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays are coming off an even more disappointing season than New York. In 2016 the Rays posted a 68-94 record that kept the franchise out of the playoffs for the third consecutive season. Tampa Bay is hoping that Tropicana Field can give them the edge they need to upset the Yankees for the second time in the series.

Taking the mound for Tampa Bay in Game 3 is Alex Cobb. Cobb had to undergo Tommy John surgery in 2016 and spent most of the year on the sideline recovering. There’s not an incredibly large sample size on the talent, but in the 5 starts he made, Cobb posted 1-2 record, and delivered 16 strikeouts with an 8.59 ERA.