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The Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees are facing off in an American League East matchup. Should you trust the Rays at home with Jeffrey Springs on the mound or go with the Yankees on the road?

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Prediction, Pick, and Odds: Back Jeffrey Springs at Home

The New York Yankees are 8-5 against the Tampa Bay Rays this season. During the first half of the season, the Yankees looked unstoppable, but they haven't been the same since returning from the All-Star Break. New York narrowly avoided being swept at home by the Rays just a couple of weeks ago. This series presents an excellent opportunity for the Rays to even the score with the home-field advantage.

Rays vs. Yankees Start Time, Where to Watch, and Odds

Date: Friday, September 2, 2022

Start Time: 7:10 pm ET

Where to Watch: MLB.TV

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Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Prediction,

Tampa Bay is starting southpaw Jeffrey Springs. At home, Springs has a 2.18 ERA and 1.09 WHIP. Admittedly, Springs is coming off of his worst outing of the season but otherwise has been strong, and the Yankees could provide him a much-needed bounce back.

The Rays are 1-1 in his two starts against the Yankees this season, but he pitched very well in both. Most recently, Springs led the Rays to a 3-1 victory in the Bronx after throwing five innings, only allowing a single earned run off of just two hits. The Yankees' offense has been struggling lately, and I doubt we see them wake up against a pitcher that held them down when they were hot.

The Yankees are starting Domingo German. In his eight starts this year, totaling 42.1 IP, German holds a 3.19 ERA and 1.11 WHIP. One of his worst appearances of the season was just a couple of weeks ago against the Rays. German surrendered three earned runs in 4.2 IP, but the Yankees were able to string some runs off Tampa's bullpen to pick up a win in extras. While German could come back better by learning from his first matchup with the Tampa offense, I expect the Rays offense to do the same.

There's no questioning that the Yankees put up a spectacular performance in the first half of the season, comfortably positioning themselves at the top of the AL East. But now, Tampa sits just six games behind New York. Back Jeffrey Springs and the Rays on the money line at -130 to pick up another win against the Yankees.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Pick

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Allie enjoys the challenge of betting on the NHL and MLB. Allie appears regularly on the SportsLine podcast Early Edge. She is also a diehard Alabama Crimson Tide fan.


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