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James Shields vs Ivan Nova matchup featured in MLB action

Tampa Bay RaysNew York Yankees
Sep 15, 4:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Odds

78-66TEAM RECORD81-63

The New York Yankees look to emerge victorious in MLB odds action as the Rays arrive at Yankee Stadium on Saturday.

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter James Shields to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 14-8. Getting the ball for the Yankees is Ivan Nova, who owns a 11-7 record on the season with a 4.92 ERA.

View Tampa Bay vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Yankees in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -110 on most baseball betting menus for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings:
According to new MLB Power Rankings here, it's the American League No. 1-ranked Yankees and the American League No. 4-rated Rays in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has the American League's No. 2-rated offensive output, at 8.9 hits per game. The Rays average 8 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the American League list.

Tampa Bay brings the American League's No. 1-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees' league No. 4-ranked defense.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 6-4 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Tampa Bay at +112 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (10) sent OVER bettors home happy as well. The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating C.C. Sabathia and the Yankees 6-4 on Friday at Yankee Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After a win are 4-6

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

A few Rays at Yankees trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 9 games
NY Yankees are 8-4 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games when playing Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games at home

Next up:
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees, Sunday, September 16