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New York Yankees take on Rays in baseball test

New York YankeesTampa Bay Rays
Aug 23, 7:10 PM | TurfTropicana Field

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds

68-59TEAM RECORD72-53

Tampa Bay will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the New York Yankees pay a visit to Tropicana Field.

Tampa Bay sends Chris Archer out against Hiroki Kuroda for the Yankees in this game. Archer is 6-5 with a 2.95 ERA on the season, while Kuroda is 11-8 on the year and has a 2.41 ERA.

View NY Yankees vs Tampa Bay Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Rays as -124 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Rays at No. 5 in the American League and the Yankees at No. 11 in the American League heading into this contest.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Tampa Bay's American League No. 7-ranked scoring average of 4.5 runs per game, against a Yankees offense rated No. 10 and scoring 4 runs per game in the league. The Rays have averaged 8.9 hits per game to date this season, more than the Yankees hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 6 defense, allowing 4 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's American League No. 5-rated defense.

The Yankees were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blue Jays. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -147 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for UNDER bettors. The Yankees grabbed a win last time out, defeating J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays 5-3 on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.

In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at -121 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well. Tampa Bay looks to rebound from a loss to the Orioles, who beat them 4-2 on Wednesday behind a start from Wei-Yin Chen at Camden Yards.

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing Toronto are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

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

A few Yankees at Rays trends to consider:
NY Yankees are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games
NY Yankees are 2-5 SU in their last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Tampa Bay's last 17 games at home
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
NY Yankees at Tampa Bay, Saturday, August 24