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New York Yankees home to Rays in baseball betting action

Tampa Bay RaysNew York Yankees
May 8, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Odds

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Baseball bettors look for value at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday as host New York battles the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball odds action.

New York sends Ivan Nova out against James Shields for the Rays in this game. Nova is 3-1 with a 5.58 ERA on the season, while Shields is 5-0 on the year and has a 3.05 ERA.

View Tampa Bay vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Rays were listed as -110 underdogs on the baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks. The total was set at 9 before betting started earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Yankees, most recently No. 2 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rays, who rate an American League No. 8 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
At the plate, New York owns the No. 3 ranking for hits in the American League at 9.4 per game. By contrast, the Rays are rated No. 10 in the same category at 8.1 per game.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping factors and New York has the American League's No. 11-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the American League's No. 8 mark in runs allowed.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 9-5 loser as they battled the Athletics at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Athletics at +162 were rewarded, while the 14 combined runs moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay didn't get the job done in their last match, falling 9-5 to Oakland on Sunday at Tropicana Field.

New York won its last outing, a 10-4 result against the Royals on May 6. Bettors who backed the Yankees at -122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (14) sent OVER bettors to the payout window. The Yankees enjoyed a 10-4 victory at the expense of the Royals on Sunday, with Philip Hughes throwing 6 2/3 innings of 6-hit ball at Kauffman Stadium.

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

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

A few Rays at Yankees trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
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 7 of NY Yankees' last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
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, May 9