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Yanks Favored to Complete 4-Game Sweep of Rays

Now winners of six straight, the Yankees will look to complete the four-game sweep of the Rays with yet another victory this afternoon. New York’s newly acquired lead in the AL East will be thoroughly challenged in a tough stretch of upcoming series but Joe Girardi's group will first have to worry about getting past Jacob Faria (5-1, 2.67 ERA), the Rays’ rookie sensation.

SHARK BITES
  • The Yankees are 4-2 on the runline during their 6-game win streak.
  • The Rays are 13-19 SU against left-handed starting pitchers this season.
  • The Rays are 2-8 SU in their last 10 games and they’ve hit .208 as a team since July 23.

If it weren’t for Aaron Judge, Faria could arguably be the top candidate to take rookie of the year honors. His last two starts haven’t gone exactly according to plan but the 24-year-old righty is still yet to be really blown up in a major-league start and he’s posted quality starts in all but one of his nine appearances in the bigs.

He is, however, yet to face the Bronx Bombers in his young career and with how hot the Yanks have been of late, Faria could be in for a little trial by fire.

Southpaw Jordan Montgomery (7-5, 3.92 ERA) makes up the other half of the pitching matchup in today’s Manhattan matinee and he’s on the side that’s favored to win. Tampa has struggled against lefties this season, hitting just .237 against them for the year so Montgomery should be targetted in fantasy leagues.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The New York Yankees were listed as -149 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 9 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 6.0-1.4 victory for the Yankees. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

56-46 New York battles the Rays, currently with a 53-52 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 12-rated New York Yankees and the league No. 20-ranked Tampa Bay Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up New York Yankees No. 3 ranked offense (5.36 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 12 at 4.5 runs allowed per game. The New York Yankees have been averaging 9.2 hits per game, more than the Tampa Bay Rays have managed so far this season (8.56 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 5-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 5-4 to New York on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Yankees's last 15 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Houston, Monday, July 31st
New York home to Detroit, Monday, July 31st

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