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Quick Road Trip: 3 In The Tropicana House of Horrors

New York Yankees versus Tampa Rays on the road

While our Draft Kings Yankees cheatsheet will return for tomorrow night’s contest, ace Luis Severino takes the mound tonight against Hunter Wood — in yet another ‘bullpen’ game approach for the host Tampa Rays.

Home vs Tropicana

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The Yankees and Rays have met 360 times, with New York enjoying a 213-147 overall lead. That breaks down to 119-62 at Yankee Stadium, and a much closer 94-85 at Tropicana Field.

Odds Are …

Common sense, history and experience — not to mention your gut, tell you New York drops this series at Tropicana. Just because. The horrible lighting, the catwalks, the turf, etc. It’s a depressing joint. Add to that the dynamic that the Yankees seem to mail it in when they play here — and we’re not talking about just recently. This has been going on for a while. There is nothing engaging about this monstrosity and the day it’s imploded can’t come too soon.
That said, the wise guy have the road grays of New York winning, with a moneyline of -290, and an over/under of 7.5 — which says not too much offense is expected. The Yankees are 1-4 straight up in their last 5 games at Tropicana, and in 6 of their last 7 matchups, the total has gone under.
Remember this is for speculation only, not meant to be taken as gospel. And don’t forget to double-check your lineup(s) just prior to game time as the weather may create havoc for you. We exist under the manta that “You can’t predict baseball” but it’s fun trying. Good luck with your lineup and let’s go Yankees!

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