Moneyline favors Rays in battle with Yankees
New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The New York Yankees will look to grab a road win when they take on the Rays in Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field on Saturday in baseball odds action.
The match puts starter Vidal Nuno for the Yankees on the hill facing Matt Moore for the Rays. Nuno brings a 1-0 mark to the game, while Moore is 8-0 to date on the season.
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Rays as -180 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 6-rated Yankees taking on the American League's No. 3-rated Rays in this contest.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Yankees rank No. 9 in the American League at 8.4 hits per game. That compares with Tampa Bay’s No. 8 ranking in that category.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 2 mark in runs allowed.
New York was a 9-4 winner in its last match on the road against the Rays. They won as +105 underdogs, while the total score of 13 made winners of OVER bettors. The Yankees enjoyed a 9-4 victory at the expense of the Rays on Friday, with David Phelps throwing 7 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Tropicana Field.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4
A few Yankees at Rays trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Yankees' last 13 games on the road
NY Yankees are 11-5 SU in their last 16 games
NY Yankees are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 20 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games
Tampa Bay is 13-4 SU in their last 17 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay, Sunday, May 26