MLB Odds, Picks & Predictions for Rays vs. Yankees: Sharp Bettors Moving Thursday’s (June 3) Line

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  • The New York Yankees and Tampa Rays will complete a four-game series on Thursday, June 3 at 1:05 p.m. ET.
  • The Yankees, who have won two of three against the Rays already in this series, are -200 favorite with ace Gerrit Cole on the mound.
  • Using The Action Network's PRO betting tools, we examine how smart money from sharps is moving Rays vs. Yankees MLB odds on Thursday afternoon.

MLB Odds: Rays vs. Yankees

Rays Odds +170
Yankees Odds -200
Over/Under 7.5 (+100o/-120u)
Time 1:05 p.m. ET
TV MLB Network

The top of the AL East is loaded.

The Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays are all within 4.5 games of each other, meaning divisional matchups are already taking on added importance even though it’s just early June.

After dropping the first game of their current series to the division-leading Rays, the Yankees has reeled off two consecutive wins and hope to make it a third in Thursday’s series finale.

With Gerrit Cole on the mount for New York, the betting market certainly expects a Yankees victory evidenced by the -200 moneyline.

So, how are sharp bettors approaching the game? Are they laying the big price with the Bronx Bombers? Or grabbing the attractive plus-money with Tampa?

That’s a trick question, so let me explain…

MLB Prediction: Rays vs. Yankees

So far, wiseguys have bypassed the Rays vs. Yankees moneyline and have instead taken a position on the total.

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