The last time the major league-best New York Yankees suffered back-to-back losses was in late May, when they dropped the last two contests of a four-game series at Tampa Bay. One day after dropping a 10-9 decision at Toronto, New York (49-17) hopes to avoid consecutive defeats on this visit as it begins a three-game set against the host Rays on Monday. The Yankees, who had won nine in a row prior to Sunday’s setback, are 5-2 against the Rays this season after sweeping a three-game series at home last week. Tampa Bay (36-30) has lost seven of its last nine contests and trails first-place New York by 13 games in the American League East.
New York is a -135 money-line favorite in the latest Yankees vs. Rays odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while Tampa Bay is a +115 underdog. First pitch at Tropicana Field is set for 7:10 p.m. ET, and the game is one of eight on the MLB schedule for Monday evening. Other matchups include the Milwaukee Brewers hosting the St. Louis Cardinals in a matchup between the NL Central co-leaders and the San Francisco Giants visiting the Atlanta Braves. Before making any MLB picks or parlays, be sure to check out the MLB predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every MLB game 10,000 times and it is off to a strong start to the 2022 season. It’s on a 56-47 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 11 weeks. Anyone who has followed it has seen profitable returns.
Now, the model has locked in three confident MLB best bets for Monday. They all involve games at 7:05 p.m. ET or later, so there’s still time to get these MLB picks in. If you successfully parlay the picks, you’d be looking at a payout of well over 6-1. You can see the model’s MLB picks for Monday only at SportsLine.
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The model, which simulated every game on Monday’s schedule 10,000 times, is taking the Rays (+1.5 at -160) to cover against the Yankees at 7:10 p.m. ET (see tickets at StubHub). Despite the disappointing results, Tampa Bay has been extremely competitive during its current rough stretch. Five of the Rays’ last six losses have been by one run, including two at New York, and the other was a 2-0 defeat.
Tampa Bay suffered a 2-1 loss at Baltimore on Sunday but outhit the Orioles 9-4. Kevin Kiermaier went 2-for-5 in the setback for his fourth multi-hit performance in his last seven contests. Rookie second baseman Vidal Brujan appears to be heating up at the plate as he has gone 2-for-4 in back-to-back appearances. Meanwhile, left-hander Shane McClanahan (7-3, 1.84 ERA), who leads the AL and is third in the majors in ERA, has given up only two earned runs over 12 innings against the Yankees this season.
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The model also locked in two other best bets for Monday. You can see the model’s MLB Monday best bets and parlay only at SportsLine.
What MLB picks should you target for a payout of well over 6-1? Visit SportsLine now to see the MLB best bets from an advanced model that is on a 56-47 roll on top-rated MLB money-line picks through 11 weeks.