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Moneyline favors Yankees in battle with Rays

Tampa Bay RaysNew York Yankees
June 6, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Odds

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The visiting Rays hope for a solid performance on Wednesday as they look to steal a win at Yankee Stadium against the New York Yankees.

Ivan Nova gets the call for the New York Yankees and he will try to build on a 6-2 mark. In the other dugout, Alex Cobb brings a 2-1 ledger to the game for the Rays as he tries to quiet the Yankees bats.

View Tampa Bay vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Rays listed as underdogs of +-140 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Yankees rated this week at No. 3 and the Rays sitting at No. 2.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up New York's No. 5 ranked American League offense (4.7 runs per game) against a Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 3 in the American League at 4 runs allowed per game. The Yankees have been averaging 9.1 hits per game, more than the Rays have managed so far this season (7.6 hits on average).

Tampa Bay brings the American League's No. 3-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees' league No. 5-ranked defense.

The Rays were a 7-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -128 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay didn't plate a single run in their last outing, shut down by Andy Pettitte in a losing cause, 7-0, against New York on Tuesday.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

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

Next up:
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees, Thursday, June 7

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