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Baseball Betting: Rays vs. Yankees

The Tampa Bay Rays will continue their late quest for the AL Wild Card on Tuesday when they open a four-game series at Yankee Stadium.

The Rays tangled with the Red Sox at Fenway Park for positioning in that playoff race over the weekend. Tampa Bay and the Yankees split a shortened two-game series in New York when they last met in August.

View Tampa Bay vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Rays listed as underdogs of +-175 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The MLB Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the American League's No. 5-rated Rays taking on the American League's No. 1-rated Yankees in this contest.

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How They Match Up:
At the plate, New York owns the No. 5 ranking for hits in the American League at 9 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 13 in the same category at 8.2 per game.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the American League's No. 4-rated defense on the road, allowing 4 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 2 in the American League at home, scoring 5.8 runs per game.

The Rays were an 8-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -141 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors. Tampa Bay rolled to an 8-5 win against Boston on Sunday, as David Price and the Rays' bats led the team to victory at Fenway Park.

The Yankees were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -280 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Twins, a 6-4 final on Monday in support of A.J. Burnett at Yankee Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Boston are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Rays at Yankees trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
NY Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Yankees' last 14 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Yankees' last 15 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees, Wednesday, September 21

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