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Moneyline pick, best player prop for Rays vs. Yankees on Thursday

We go over some of the best betting options for Thursday’s matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees.

Gerrit Cole #45 of the New York Yankees pitches during the game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees will wrap-up four-game set at 1:05 p.m. ET. Ryan Yarbrough will be on the mound for Tampa Bay, while Gerrit Cole will start for New York. We’ll go over some ideal picks on DraftKings Sportsbook centered around the game here.

Rays vs. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. ET

Moneyline pick: Yankees -195

It is going to be hard to back Tampa Bay Rays coming into today’s series finale against New York Yankees. For starters, Tampa Bay has lost two combined games by a combined three runs, which includes the extra inning defeat on Tuesday night.

And now, they will have to face Gerrit Cole, who had one of his best outings this season against the Rays on May 12. The Yankees’ ace pitcher threw eight scoreless innings, only giving up four hits, and producing a season-high 12 strikeouts. Cole will be making his third start against the Rays this season. In his first two outings, the 30-year-old is 1-1 with a 1.26 ERA. The Yankees’ ace has also pitched phenomenally well at home this season with a 3-1 record and 1.40 ERA. There’s a lot of juice on the Yankees at -195 odds, but as they say on the Early Edge, sometimes the juice is worth the squeeze.

Player Prop: TBD pitcher props have not been posted yet for either team.

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