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MLB Odds with Pick - New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays

The Tampa Bay Rays battle the visiting New York Yankees on Friday in MLB betting odds action at Tropicana Field.

Ivan Nova gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the New York Yankees on Friday; he's 7-5 on the season. The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Jake Odorizzi, who will be looking to improve on his 4-5 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Tampa Bay Rays in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -123 at BetOnline for Friday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8 at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 3.5-3.4 win for the Rays. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Tampa Bay Rays bring a 39-61 record to the battle against the 52-49 Yankees. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 23 and the New York Yankees at No. 14 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 26-ranked scoring average of 3.95 runs per game, against a New York Yankees offense rated No. 23 and scoring 4.08 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.1 hits per game to date this season, less than the Yankees hitters have managed (8.37 per nine innings).

Tampa Bay owns the No. 16 defense, allowing 3.95 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with New York's No. 12-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York batters were mowed down by L McCullers in their last start, falling 4-1 against Houston while striking out 10 times on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park.

The Rays grabbed a win last time out, defeating B McCarthy and the Dodgers 3-1 on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 12 of NY Yankees's last 13 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Tampa Bay, Saturday, July 30th