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I got back on track Wednesday with a 2-1 day to improve my record to 37-23 on the betting season. The Mets continued their streaky play with a win over the Indians Wednesday night and now stand just a game and a half out of the last NL wild card spot. The Yankees lost their third in a row at the hands of the Oakland A’s and lead by nine games now in the AL East. We continue to provide you with three picks every day here at NY Betting News, always giving analysis and a bet for one of the New York teams. Here are our suggested baseball bets for today using the latest odds from FanDuel Sportsbook and DraftKing Sportsbook:
New York Yankees -114 at Oakland Athletics
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: NYY -110
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: NYY -114
Tonight the Oakland A’s try and do something that hasn’t been done to the Yankees all year: Sweep the series. Masahiro Tanaka (9-6, 4.56) will try and right the ship for New York who seems to have straightened out after a rough stretch of pitching during July. Oakland sends up Tanner Roark (7-8, 4.01) who has pitched well since being traded to Oakland, but like Tanaka, has had an up and down season. The numbers seem to favor Oakland here. The A’s have won nine of their last 10 games at home and the Yankees have lost three in a row, including five of their last six on the road against winning-record teams. That being said, I like the Yankees here for the same reason I liked Houston last Sunday in Oakland. When the Yankees need to win, they win, and they will avoid the sweep. They did it to salvage their last game of the series in Fenway Park a couple weeks ago when the series seemed lost and they will do it again tonight. They’ve faced tough pitching match-ups the last three days, but finally get a pitcher who has an E.R.A. over 4. The Yankees will find their identity tonight and scratch out a win in Oakland.
Tampa Bay Rays -120 at Baltimore Orioles
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: TB -2 (-115)
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: TB -2 (-120)
The Rays start a four-game series tonight in Baltimore where they will look to stay in either first or second for that last AL wild card spot. The Rays had a rough home stretch, going 3-3 against the Mariners and the Tigers of all teams. But this is an away game tonight, and that’s good news if you’re a Rays fan, for they are a completely different team away from the Trop. In one of the strangest stats in baseball, the Rays are 40-23 on the road, six wins better than what they are at home. The Rays are 9-1 in their last 10 road games and have a 4-2 record in Camden Yards this year. They’ve outscored Baltimore 40-15 in their ballpark this year. To help the Rays matters even more, they will send Ryan Yarborough (11-3, 3.34) to the mound. Yarborough has not given up a run in his last 16 innings while striking out 18 batters. The Orioles will counter with Asher Wojchiechowski (2-6, 4.78) who lost his only start to the Rays this year, giving up four earned runs in five innings. I like the Rays tonight by 2+ to continue their red-hot play away from their home town. I will give you a bonus fourth pick tonight. Yarborough’s strikeout total on DK is over/under 4.5 at -155. Take the OVER and thank me later. That’s way too low a number.
Miami Marlins at Atlanta Braves -2
FanDuel Sportsbook Odds: Atl -2 (-104)
DraftKings Sportsbook Odds: Atl -2 (-109)
The Atlanta Braves look to sweep the Marlins tonight and win their 5th game in a row behind the arm of NL Cy Young candidate Mike Soroka (10-2, 2.41). Soroka has given up just one earned run in 22 innings this year against the Marlins and the Braves are 14-4 overall in the series thus far this year. The Marlins will send up Sandy Alcantara (4-11, 4.35) to try and stop the Braves hot play in what will be the last game between the two teams this year. There’s not a whole lot that needs to be said on why I like the Braves tonight. It’s pretty black and white on paper and Soroka absolutely owns the Marlins. The Marlins are suffering on the road, losing their last 11 away from Miami and being outscored 45-13 in their last seven on the road. It’s been ugly. The Braves are currently six games ahead in the NL East and look to solidify their No. 2 seed in the NL, which would give them the home series in the first round against the NL Central champion, likely either the Cubs or Cardinals the way it’s looking. The Braves are the play tonight. Take them to win by 2+ runs.