Zack Greinke out to silence Yankees bats in MLB contest
New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Dodgers Odds
Inter-league play resumes on Tuesday as the Dodgers take on the Yankees at Dodger Stadium in a key battle on the odds menu.
The Dodgers will turn to Zack Greinke and his 8-3 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Yankees send Andy Pettitte (7-8) to the hill.
Sportsbooks such as 5Dimes had set the Dodgers as -167 favorites on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 7.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 3 (Dodgers) and the No. 9 (Yankees) teams in their respective leagues, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Los Angeles' National League No. 8-ranked scoring average of 4 runs per game, against a Yankees offense rated No. 13 and scoring 3.9 runs per game in the league. The Dodgers have averaged 9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Yankees hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).
Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the American League's No. 2-rated road mark, allowing 3.7 runs per game on the highway. Los Angeles, on the other hand, rates No. 15 in scoring at home.
New York won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Rays on July 28. Bettors who backed the Yankees at +127 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Yankees enjoyed a 6-5 victory at the expense of the Rays on Sunday, with Philip Hughes throwing 4 innings of 9-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.
Los Angeles won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Reds on July 28. Bettors who backed the Dodgers at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Los Angeles needed extra innings to get the job done against the Reds on Sunday as the Dodgers defeated them 1-0 at Dodger Stadium.
New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing LA Dodgers are 5-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Los Angeles Dodgers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-4
After playing Cincinnati are 7-3
After a win are 7-3
A few Yankees at Dodgers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games on the road
NY Yankees are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games
LA Dodgers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of LA Dodgers' last 9 games at home
LA Dodgers are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of LA Dodgers' last 19 games
NY Yankees at LA Dodgers, Wednesday, July 31