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New York YankeesTampa Bay Rays
April 6, 3:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

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The baseball wagering menu sees a clash between Tampa Bay and New York on Friday, with the host Rays trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

It's a pitching duel between James Shields for the Rays (0-0 on the year) and CC Sabathia for New York (0-0 so far).

View NY Yankees vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Yankees listed as underdogs of +-145 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 7 in the American League and the Yankees at No. 2 in the American League heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 0 runs per game, against a Yankees offense rated No. 7 and scoring 0 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 0 hits per game to date this season, almost the same as the Yankees hitters have managed (0 per nine innings).

Defensively, New York features the American League's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 4 in the American League at home, scoring 0 runs per game.

The Yankees were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at +160 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York suffered a 3-2 loss against Detroit on Thursday, as Ivan Nova wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

Tampa Bay lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Rangers on October 4. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 4-3 to Texas on Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

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

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

A few Yankees at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Yankees' last 12 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games
NY Yankees are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees

Next up:
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay, Saturday, April 7

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