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Yankees close out set against the Rays

The New York Yankees' Michael Pineda is 1-0 with a 2.19 ERA in his two career starts against the Tampa Bay Rays as those AL East teams close out their MLB series on Thursday.

Pineda is 3-4 with a 1.80 ERA so far this season, and he got tagged with a loss against the Royals in his most recent outing despite allowing just one unearned run over his seven innings of work. The Rays will counter with Alex Cobb on Thursday; Cobb is 9-7 with a 2.83 ERA this season.

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

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the New York Yankees as -122 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

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Computer Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4-3.8 win for the Rays. A 4-3.8 result in favor of the Rays is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. 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 Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

New York (74-69) will face the 70-76 Rays in this tilt. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the New York Yankees rated this week at No. 8 and the Tampa Bay Rays sitting at No. 22.

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How Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the New York Yankees and its No. 18-rated batting order, averaging 3.96 runs per nine innings, against the No. 23 lineup of the Tampa Bay Rays at 3.86 runs per outing.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 16-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 10 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays were a 8-5 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Yankees. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Tampa Bay suffered a 8-5 loss against New York on Wednesday, as Jake Odorizzi wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Betting Odds Trends

Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 17-8 SU in its last 25 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games when playing NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
NY Yankees is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games at home
NY Yankees is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees's last 9 games when playing Tampa Bay
NY Yankees is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Toronto, Friday, September 12th
New York at Baltimore, Friday, September 12th

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