MLB betting line favors Yankees over Rays
Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Odds
Baseball bettors look for value at Yankee Stadium on Friday as host New York battles the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball odds action.
David Phelps gets the call for the New York Yankees and he will try to build on a 3-3 mark. In the other dugout, Fausto Carmona brings a 4-7 ledger to the game for the Rays as he tries to quiet the Yankees bats.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Yankees as -132 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 9 (Yankees) and the No. 4 (Rays) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, New York owns the No. 14 ranking for hits in the American League at 8 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 6 in the same category at 8.8 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 3-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 11 mark in runs allowed.
In their last action, Tampa Bay was an 8-3 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -102 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Rays enjoyed an 8-3 victory at the expense of the Yankees on Thursday, with Matt Moore throwing 6 1/3 innings of 4-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Rays at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 5-10 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games at home
NY Yankees are 10-5 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees, Saturday, June 22