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Moneyline Favors Tampa Bay Rays in MLB Battle with New York Yankees

New York Yankees


Tampa Bay Rays
Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:10 PM ET
Tropicana Field

The MLB baseball betting odds board sees a clash between Tampa Bay and the New York on Thursday, with the host Rays trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who pick them on the moneyline.

CC Sabathia, with a record of 1-2 on the season, gets the ball for the New York Yankees, while the Tampa Bay Rays trot David Price to the mound in this one. He is 2-0 so far in 2014.

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Opening Odds and Betting Line

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the New York Yankees listed as underdogs of 148 at most Sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 7, check for odds updates at 5Dimes.

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Computer Prediction: New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Pick

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.4-2.9 win for the Yankees. A 3.4-2.9 result in favor of the Yankees is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 7-8 record to the battle against the 9-6 Yankees. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 9-ranked Tampa Bay Rays and the No. 20-rated New York Yankees in this matchup.

How New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Stats Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the Tampa Bay Rays and its No. 28-rated batting order, averaging 3 runs per nine innings, against the No. 23 lineup of the New York Yankees at 3.6 runs per outing.

Defensively, New York features the No. 10-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.67 runs per game. Tampa Bay, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 at home, scoring 4.43 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay was a 3-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Orioles. The Rays were shut out in their last start, struggling to get much going against the Baltimore staff and losing 3-0 to the Orioles on Wednesday at Camden Yards.

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Tampa Bay, Friday, April 18th