Sabathia faces Price in Tampa Bay
The New York Yankees will turn to CC Sabathia on Saturday night as they try to pick up a victory on the MLB betting lines against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
Sabathia is 11-10 with a 4.83 ERA on the season after beating the Red Sox in his most recent trip to the mound. The lefthander is 11-12 with a 3.76 ERA in his career against the Rays, fanning 213 batters over those 232 innings of work.
The Rays will turn to David Price and his 7-5 record as they look for a win in this one.
Tampa Bay was a -158 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, based on the starting pitcher matchup. That pairing made odds makers at Sportsbook.ag settle on an opening over under number of 8.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 5-ranked Rays and the American League No. 11-rated Yankees in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 6 ranking for hits in the American League at 8.9 per game. By contrast, the Yankees are rated No. 14 in the same category at 8.3 per game.
Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 5 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 6-rated defense.
Last time out for New York, they were a 7-2 loser as they battled the Rays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at -109 were rewarded, while the 9 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Rays, who beat them 7-2 on Friday behind a start from Chris Archer at Tropicana Field.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Yankees at Rays trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay, Sunday, August 25