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US Sports Betting Industry Expert
The Yankees and Rays continue an AL East battle with game two of a three game set Tuesday in Tampa Bay. It’s been a rough stretch for the Rays, who have lost three consecutive series coming into this one, including a three-game sweep to these MLB-leading Yankees last week.
Despite’s New York’s station at the top of the league, they are NOT the favorites to win the World Series, as that distinction belongs to the Los Angeles Dodgers (+420). The Yanks are just behind LA, sitting at +450. Those odds are courtesy of Caesars where you can use our promo code, VIMAXSPORT15, to get a $1,500 risk-free bet!
Despite the cold stretch by the Rays, they currently have the 10th-shortest World Series odds at +2800 (tied with the St. Louis Cardinals). Caesars offers a ton of options for futures bets, not just World Series winner.
The Yankees are favored to win the American League at +200 and the Rays are fifth at +1200. Four of the five AL East teams are in the top six with the shortest odds to win the league; the Toronto Blue Jays (+500) are third and the Boston Red Sox (+1800) are sixth. Despite the strength of the division, the Yankees are MASSIVE favorites to win the East at -900.
You can also bet on individual awards and – no surprise here – several Yankees are among the favorites. Aaron Judge is the favorite to win the AL MVP award at even money (+100), well ahead of Shohei Ohtani (+450), who is second.
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As for the AL Cy Young, the Yankees and the Rays both have a hurler at the top of the odds board. Rays lefty Shane McClanahan (+375), who pitched yesterday, is just ahead of Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes (+400), who gets the ball today.
Cortes, who pitched well last season with a 2.90 ERA in 93 innings, has taken his game to another level so far this season. Cortes sports a sub-2.00 ERA (1.94) over 69.2 innings in his 12 starts this season. He’s also recorded 75 strikeouts and is allowing fewer than one baserunner per inning. He has a 6-2 record, and the Yankees are 9-3 in his starts this season.
Cortes has faced the Rays twice already this season, winning both matchups. On May 26, he tossed eight innings and allowed just one run on four hits with a walk and five strikeouts in a Yankees 7-2 victory. Then, last Wednesday, Cortes tossed 5.1 innings and allowed one run on three hits, but he walked three while striking out four. Despite the short outing, he still earned the victory as the Yankees took the contest 4-3.
Cortes has actually struggled a bit in each of his last two outings, first against the Minnesota Twins on June 8 and then the aforementioned start against the Rays. In the Minnesota start, he failed to get out of the fifth inning, tossing just 4.1 innings while allowing four runs on seven hits, including two homers.
Written by Dan Zaksheske, our US sports betting industry expert.