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Betting public is all over the Yankees to finish off the Rays in the ALDS

The Yankees are favored to beat the Rays in Game 5 of the ALDS. We break down how the public is predicting this series wraps.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) pitches during the fifth inning in game one of the 2020 ALDS against the Tampa Bay Rays at Petco Park. Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays take center stage Friday evening when they square off in Game 5 of the ALDS. The game gets going at 7:10 p.m. ET on TBS and the winner advances to face the Houston Astros in the ALCS.

This has been a back-and-forth series. The Yankees won the opener, dropped two straight, and won Thursday evening to even the series at two games apiece. The Yankees are sending out Gerrit Cole to face Tyler Glasnow on Friday, and the Bronx Bombers are favored to close out the series at DraftKings Sportsbook.

The Yankees are -155 on the moneyline to win outright. They have been installed at -1.5 on the run line, which sits at +115. The Rays are +132 on the moneyline, while their +1.5 run line number is priced at -136. The total is set at 7.5.

The betting public is hammering the Yankees across the board. 91 percent of all money bet on the run line and 85 percent of all money bet on the moneyline are on the Yankees. Bettors think we’ll see a good deal of scoring, with 91 percent of the money bet on the over.

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