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The Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics get a visit from the Los Angeles Angels in the spotlight matchups for MLB bettors early this week, while the Dodgers and Giants hit the diamond in San Francisco over the weekend.
The Rays still have a chance to catch the Yankees in the AL East standings, and they’ll be looking for a big result early this week as those teams meet in Tampa Bay in a three-game set that starts on Monday afternoon.
Tampa Bay is 7-5 on the season against New York, with the OVER/UNDER 5-7 for totals bettors at Bovada in those contests. The Yankees are hoping to be able to activate third basemen Alex Rodriguez (hand) from the disabled list for Monday’s matchup.
Meanwhile, the A’s and Angels will be in Oakland starting on Monday afternoon with both of those clubs still on the hunt for an AL Wild Card berth. Los Angeles has won just five of its 12 games against Oakland so far this season, with the OVER/UNDER 3-9 in those contests.
Starting Friday it’s then the Dodgers at San Francisco in a series that runs through to Sunday Night Baseball. The Giants have opened up a lead on their rival in the NL West standings, with the Dodgers still jostling for position in the league’s Wild Card race.
San Francisco is 7-5 against Los Angeles through four series this season, while totals bettors at Bovada have seen the OVER/UNDER go 6-6 over those dozen matchups.
On the World Series futures heading into the week the Yankees are at 11/2 to win the championship this season, with the Giants at 10/1, the Dodgers at 12/1, the Rays at 14/1, the Angels at 16/1, and the Athletics trailing those other five teams at 20/1.