New York Yankees take on Rays in baseball test
New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays battle the visiting New York Yankees on Monday in MLB betting action at Tropicana Field.
The match puts starter CC Sabathia for the Yankees on the hill facing Matt Moore for the Rays. Sabathia brings a 3-1 mark to the game, while Moore is 3-0 to date on the season.
The Yankees were listed as -115 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 7 before betting started earlier on Monday over at Bovada.
It's a baseball betting matchup between the American League No. 4-rated Rays and the league No. 1-ranked Yankees, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.
How They Match Up:
At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 15 ranking for hits in the American League at 7.3 per game. By contrast, the Yankees are rated No. 3 in the same category at 9.6 per game.
Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.
Last time out for New York, they were an 8-4 loser as they battled the Blue Jays on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jays at -146 were rewarded, while the 12 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. New York didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 8-4 to Toronto on Sunday at Rogers Centre.
Tampa Bay won its last outing, an 8-1 result against the Athletics on April 21. Bettors who backed the Rays at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (9) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Athletics, an 8-1 final on Sunday in support of Fausto Carmona at Tropicana Field.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Oakland are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Yankees at Rays trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 9 games
NY Yankees are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games
Tampa Bay is 11-2 SU in their last 13 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games at home
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, April 23