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MLB Game Preview - Rays underdogs vs Yankees at New York

Tampa Bay RaysNew York Yankees
Aug 14, 1:10 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Odds

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Tampa Bay pays a visit to New York on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Yankees bats in baseball action at Yankee Stadium.

James Shields gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rays on this day; he's 11-9 on the season. The Yankees, meanwhile, will counter with AJ Burnett, who will be looking to improve on his 8-9 mark.

View Tampa Bay vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Yankees as -135 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Yankees sit at No. 1 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rays sit at an American League No. 8 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, New York owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8.2 per game.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 8-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.2 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 3 in the American League at home, scoring 5.6 runs per game.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 9-2 loser on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on New York at -148 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (11) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Yankees, who beat them 9-2 on Saturday behind a start from Philip Hughes at Yankee Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas City are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Rays at Yankees trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 14 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Boston, Tuesday, August 16
NY Yankees at Kansas City, Monday, August 15

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