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MLB Betting Odds: Rays vs. Yankees

The Tampa Bay Rays will continue their MLB betting series on Saturday afternoon against the division-rival Yankees in New York.

David Price (8-7, 3.56 ERA) will start for the Rays on Saturday, while A.J. Burnett (8-7, 4.12 ERA) pitches for the Yankees. New York is just 4-6 in Burnett's last 10 trips to the mound.

View Tampa Bay vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as +-130 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 1-ranked Yankees and the American League No. 9-rated Rays in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.2 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Yankees have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

New York owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 3.8 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 4-rated defense.


A few Rays at Yankees trends to consider:
Tampa Bay6-2-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Tampa Bay4-1-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees11-3-1 SU in their last 15 games at home
NY Yankees15-7-1 SU in their last 23 games
NY Yankees are 1-3-1 SU in their last 5 games ,when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 1-4-1 SU in their last 6 games ,

Next up:
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees, Sunday, July 10

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