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Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Preview

New York YankeesTampa Bay Rays
July 19, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the New York Yankees invade Tropicana Field on Tuesday.

Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter Jeremy Hellickson in this one and he'll try to improve on his 8-7 mark on the year. New York counters with Bartolo Colon, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.

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Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 100 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 8.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 8-ranked Rays and the American League No. 1-rated Yankees in this matchup.

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How They Match Up:
On offense, it's a battle between Tampa Bay and its American League No. 8-rated batting order, averaging 4.2 runs per nine innings, against the American League's No. 2 lineup of the Yankees at 5.2 runs per outing.

Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 5-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.8 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 in the American League at home, scoring 3.4 runs per game.

The Yankees were a 5-4 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Rays. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -138 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors. The Yankees enjoyed a 5-4 victory at the expense of the Rays on Monday, with A.J. Burnett throwing 5 1/3 innings of 8-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Yankees at Rays trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of NY Yankees' last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 17 of NY Yankees' last 25 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 17 of Tampa Bay's last 25 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay, Wednesday, July 20

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