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New York Yankees home to Rays in baseball betting action

Tampa Bay RaysNew York Yankees
June 5, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Odds

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

James Shields gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the Rays on this day; he's 6-3 on the season. The Yankees, meanwhile, will counter with Andy Pettitte, who will be looking to improve on his 2-2 mark.

View Tampa Bay vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Yankees in this one will find them as -145 favorites on the MLB money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 8.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
The Yankees - Rays odds would favor the Rays if the lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 3 in the current American League Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 2 in the American League.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's American League No. 5-ranked scoring average of 4.7 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 9 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Yankees have averaged 9.1 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (7.7 per nine innings).

New York owns the American League's No. 7 defense, allowing 4.3 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 3-rated defense.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, an 8-4 result against the Orioles on June 3. Bettors who backed the Rays at -162 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (12) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Rays enjoyed an 8-4 victory at the expense of the Orioles on Sunday, with Matt Moore throwing 6 innings of 7-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

The Yankees were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Tigers. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +163 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors. New York got the job done in their last match in a 5-1 victory over Detroit on Sunday at Comerica Park behind starter Philip Hughes.

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

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

A few Rays at Yankees trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 8-2 SU in their last 10 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 8 games at home
NY Yankees are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees, Wednesday, June 6