Oddsmakers Give Rays Edge In Game 4, But Can’t Decide Between Yanks And Tigers

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All of the divisional series in the 2011 MLB Playoffs will be playing on Tuesday, with the American League side of things kicking it off.

The Texas Rangers and Tampa Bay Rays match up at 2:05 pm ET for Game 4 of their Divisional Series. The Rays took Game 1 on the road before the Rangers were able to even up the series in Game 2. Then Texas re-payed the favor in Game 3 by going to Tampa and taking a 2-1 series lead over the Rays, with a chance to close them out and advance to the ALCS on Tuesday afternoon.

But oddsmakers believe that Tampa Bay will force a Game 5 back in Texas, installing the Rays as slight favorites in the game.

On the moneyline, Tampa Bay comes in at -112, with Texas just on the other side of the line at +102. The Rays are favorites, but not by much on the Latest MLB Playoff Odds on Bodog Sportsbook.

The Rays also get the 1.5-run line, but are not favored to cover the spread. The Rangers come in at -215 to cover the 1.5 run line, while the Rays are set at +175.

Then at 8:35pm ET, the New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers renew their series for Game 4, with Detroit owning a 2-1 series lead.

The Tigers get the opportunity to close out the Yankees at home.

And oddsmakers believe this one will be close. So much so, that on the moneyline, both the Tigers and Yankees have been set with equal odds at 105.

The betting line is giving the Tigers the edge on the 1.5-run line, but are not favorites to cover, installed at +175. The Yankees come in at -215 to cover the run-line.

If the Rangers and Tigers are both able to win on Tuesday night, then the ALCS would be set. But the odds are favoring Game 5 for at least one of the series.

Texas Rangers Matt Harrison (L) +1½ (-215) +102
Tampa Bay Rays Jeremy Hellickson (R) -1½ (+175) -112

New York Yankees A.J. Burnett (R) +1½ (-215) -105
Detroit Tigers Rick Porcello (R) -1½ (+175) -105

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