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New York Yankees home to Rays in baseball betting action

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Aug 12, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between New York and Tampa Bay on Friday, with the host Yankees trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Yankees will rely on CC Sabathia to turn in a quality outing on the mound in this one, while David Price will be his counterpart for the Rays. CC Sabathia is 16-6 this season, and David Price is 9-10.

View Tampa Bay vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Yankees were listed as -185 moneyline favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 8 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 1-rated Yankees and the league No. 8-ranked Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.4 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Yankees have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.2 per nine innings).

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.

The Rays were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Royals. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -180 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. Tampa Bay got the job done in their last match in a 4-1 victory over Kansas City on Thursday at Tropicana Field behind starter Jeff Niemann.

The Yankees were a 6-5 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Angels. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -210 on the moneyline, while the total score (11) was good news for OVER bettors. New York rolled to a 6-5 win against Los Angeles on Thursday, as Bartolo Colon and the Yankees' bats led the team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing Kansas City are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing LA Angels are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Rays at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 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 9 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees, Saturday, August 13

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