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New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds and Pick

New York Yankees

vs

Tampa Bay Rays
Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:40 PM ET
Tropicana Field

A key battle on the MLB betting odds menu sees the visiting New York Yankees dueling the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

Hiroki Kuroda gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the New York Yankees on this Sunday; he's 7-8 on the season. The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Jeremy Hellickson, who will be looking to improve on his 1-1 mark.

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting New York Yankees were 107 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7 at GTbets.eu for those preferring over under betting.

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Computer Prediction: New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 4.2-3.7. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays sport a record of 61-62 heading into this matchup, while the New York Yankees sit at 62-59 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees odds would favor the Rays if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 15.

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How New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 16 ranked offense (3.98 runs per game) against a New York Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 21 at 4.26 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 8.67 hits per game, more than the New York Yankees have managed so far this season (8.52 hits on average).

New York brings the No. 21-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 9-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, New York was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Rays. Bettors on New York at +135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. New York hopes solid pitching and defense that led to their last victory - a 10-strikeout performance from Shane Greene - will prevail again after their 3-2 victory against Tampa Bay at Tropicana Field.

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Trends

NY Yankees is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Yankees's last 11 games
NY Yankees is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York home to Houston, Tuesday, August 19th
Tampa Bay home to Detroit, Tuesday, August 19th

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