Price, Rays set to take on the Yankees
David Price is scheduled to get the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night as they take on the division-rival New York Yankees in baseball betting action at the sportsbooks.
Price is 3-2 with a 4.75 ERA on the season, and he was knocked around for six runs on 10 hits over five innings of work when he faced New York on April 17. The lefthander gave up eight runs in six innings vs. the White Sox last time out.
New York sends Vidal Nuno out against Price. Nuno is 0-0 with a 6.59 ERA on the season.
Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Opening Odds and Betting Line
The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as -143 favorites on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including 5Dimes. The total was set at 8 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.
Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Pick
Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 4-3.9. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The New York Yankees bring a 15-12 record to the battle against the 13-16 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
The New York Yankees sit at No. 16 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 23 on the same chart.
How Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Stats Matchup
Offensively, the game matches up New York Yankees No. 13 ranked offense (4.15 runs per game) against a Tampa Bay Rays defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 18 at 4.48 runs allowed per game. The New York Yankees have been averaging 8.93 hits per game, more than the Tampa Bay Rays have managed so far this season (8.34 hits on average).
New York owns the No. 22 defense, allowing 4.15 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 18-rated defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Tampa Bay was a 6-5 winner in its last match on the road against the Red Sox. They won as +102 underdogs, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors. The Rays enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Red Sox on Thursday, with Chris Archer throwing 4 2/3 innings of 3-hit ball at Fenway Park.
New York lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Mariners on May 1. Bettors who backed the Mariners at +144 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. New York looks to rebound from a loss to the Mariners, who beat them 4-2 on Thursday behind a start from Roenis Elias at Yankee Stadium.
Next Betting Matchups
Tampa Bay at New York, Saturday, May 3rd