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Yankees vs Rays Expert Predictions for Sunday, May 12

Max Staley
Arizona Diamondbacks v Tampa Bay Rays
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The New York Yankees are currently 1.5 games back of the Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East, and the Bronx Bombers will look to make up some ground on Sunday afternoon. The Rays are -186 moneyline favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

As it's always smart to hear what those in the industry have to say before placing a bet, here are some expert predictions for Sunday afternoon's game.

Yankees vs Rays Prediction

TheSpread.com

The staff at TheSpread.com isn't picking an outright winner here, but they are taking under seven total runs. TheSpread.com argues that with two talented starters like Masahiro Tanaka and Blake Snell on the mound, it could be a low-scoring affair.

Winners and Whiners

The crew at Winners and Whiners is taking the Rays to win this game outright. Winners and Whiners believes that Snell will shutdown the Yankees' lineup, which could lead to a victory for the Rays.

Stat Salt

The team at Stat Salt is also going with the Rays to win Sunday's rubber match. Similarly, Stat Salt argues that Snell could be in for a great start, which could give the Rays a huge advantage here.

Both of the experts who ended up predicting a victor in this contest are picking the Rays, while TheSpread.com is picking under seven total runs.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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