Baseball Matchup - Tampa Bay Rays New York Yankees Odds Preview
New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New York Yankees invade Tropicana Field on Wednesday.
It's a pitching duel between Matt Moore for the Rays (10-8 on the year) and Hiroki Kuroda for New York (12-10 so far).
If you're going with the Rays in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -118 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 4-ranked Rays and the American League No. 1-rated Yankees in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Yankees rank No. 7 in the American League at 8.9 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 13 ranking in that category.
Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 1 defense, allowing 3.6 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 4-rated defense.
In their last action, New York was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -136 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-2 to Tampa Bay on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Baltimore are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Texas are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
A few Yankees at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Yankees' last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Yankees' last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 11-1 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games at home
NY Yankees at Baltimore, Thursday, September 6
Tampa Bay home to Texas, Friday, September 7