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Thursday MLB Odds, Picks & Predictions for Yankees vs. Rays: AL East Showdown Popping With Contrarian Value (July 29)

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  • The New York Yankees look to secure a series sweep against the Tampa Bay Rays in Thursday's MLB action.
  • New York is a slight road favorite in this spot, but sharp action has come in on Tampa Bay ahead of first pitch.
  • Check out below how the wiseguys, as well as the experts, are playing this showdown.

Yankees vs. Rays Odds

Yankees Odds-125
Rays Odds+105
Time1:10 p.m. ET

The momentum is back with the New York Yankees.

The Bronx Bombers, who have taken the first two games of a three-game set with the Tampa Bay Rays, send ace Gerrit Cole to the mound Thursday in an attempt to complete the sweep.

Throw in the fact the team will reportedly acquire Joey Gallo and all things seem to be moving in the right direction for the Yankees.

So the right way to play Yankees vs. Rays is to ride the recent wave with New York, right?

According to our PRO betting tools, not so fast my friend…

Yankees vs. Rays Pick

Sharp Action

Just 25% of Yankees vs. Rays bets have landed on Tampa Bay thus far and we can count the wiseguys as part of that minority.

Action Labs’ Bet Signals have tracked three instances of sharp action hitting the Rays, pushing this line down from Tampa Bay +130 to +105 (click here for live MLB odds) at PointsBet.

PRO Systems

With the overwhelming majority of bettors jumping on the Yankees, the Rays are offering oodles of contrarian value, as evidenced by The Action Network’s Betting Against the Public PRO Betting System.

Teams that match this system’s criteria, like the Rays in this instance, have produced a profit of 147.5 units since the start of the 2005 season.

The public is all over New York, but the data shows professionals are pivoting and locking in the value with Tampa.

Top Experts

Our experts are hand in hand with the sharps on this matchup, as two top MLB bettors are fading the public and on the home favorite.

PRO Report Pick: Rays +105

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