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Yankees vs. Rays Betting Tips: Is it over or under 8.5 runs for Game 3?

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The New York Yankees aim to stay on top of the American League East standings as they take on division rivals, the Tampa Bay Rays, in Game 3 of their current series on April 21, Sunday at 1:35 p.m. ET, at the Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees are listed at -125 money line favorites for Game 3 despite losing their previous game to the Rays, 0-2, on April 20. Still, No one can deny New York’s capability to explode in any given game with the sheer firepower they have in its batting lineup.

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The Yankees’ batting lines of .237/.332/.378 isn’t as eye-popping as that of the other teams but they nevertheless get the job done through work from their pitching corps. The Yankees own the second-lowest ERA in Major League Baseball at 2.99 with a 1.27 WHIP and .231 BAA, which both crack in the top 12.

It will be interesting to see how the total game plays out in this game since their opponents, the Rays are just averaging 4.2 runs per game. On the other, the Yankees are scoring 4.4 runs per contest.

Prediction: The total will go under 8.5 runs. The Yankees and Rays averaged a combined 7 runs in the last 3 head-to-head meetings. New York is scoring 3.0 runs while Tampa Bay is getting 4.0 runs per contest in those meetings. Moreover, the UNDER has been trending for both teams in the past weeks. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees’ last 5 games at home.

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