Rays open series at Yankee Stadium
The Tampa Bay Rays will be looking to solidify their Wild Card position on Tuesday night as they open up a key three-game road MLB betting series against the New York Yankees.
The Rays have posted a 6-4 record on the MLB odds over their past 10 games against the rival Yankees, with the OVER/UNDER going 5-5 for totals bettors in those contests. Tampa Bay took two of three games at home when they last met back in August.
Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Matt Moore to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 15-4. Getting the ball for the Yankees is Hiroki Kuroda, who owns a 11-12 record with a 3.17 ERA.
Those who planned on backing the visitors in this one found the Rays listed as Underdog of -103 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7.5, check for updates at 5Dimes.
This game puts the Yankees, most recently No. 18 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rays, who rate a No. 13 in the latest survey.
Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 5-4 result against the Orioles on September 23. Bettors who backed the Rays at -121 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 Orioles, a 5-4 final on Monday in support of Chris Archer at Tropicana Field.
In their last action, New York was a 2-1 loser at home against the Giants. Bettors on San Francisco at +135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Giants, who beat them 2-1 on Sunday behind a start from Yusmeiro Petit at Yankee Stadium.
How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between New York and its No. 16-rated batting order, averaging 4.08 runs per nine innings, against the No. 13 lineup of the Rays at 4.26 runs per outing.
New York owns the No. 15 defense, allowing 4.08 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 11-rated defense.
A few Rays at Yankees trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games
Tampa Bay is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing NY Yankees
NY Yankees is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games
NY Yankees is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games at home
Tampa Bay at New York, Wednesday, September 25th