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New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The Tampa Bay Rays battle the visiting New York Yankees on Sunday in MLB betting action at Tropicana Field.
For the Rays, Alex Cobb gets the ball, charged with keeping the Yankees hitters off the base paths. He'll face Ivan Nova, 6-4 on the year.
Bettors looking to back visiting New York before the first pitch in this match found them as +-136-moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 5-ranked Rays and the American League No. 11-rated Yankees in this matchup.
How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Tampa Bay has the American League's No. 6-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Yankees average 8.3 hits per game, good for No. 14 on the American League list.
Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the American League's No. 3-rated road mark, allowing 3.9 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 6 in scoring at home.
New York lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Rays on August 24. Bettors who backed the Rays at -169 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Yankees endured a 4-2 loss at the hands of the Rays on Saturday, with C.C. Sabathia throwing 6 1/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Tropicana Field.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Toronto are 8-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4
Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Kansas City are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Yankees at Rays trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games
NY Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games on the road
NY Yankees are 5-16 SU in their last 21 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 16-5 SU in their last 21 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
NY Yankees at Toronto, Monday, August 26
Tampa Bay at Kansas City, Monday, August 26