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Chase Whitley, Erasmo Ramirez Take Mound in New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Tilt

MLB wagering interest swings to the New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays battle on Thursday at Tropicana Field as the Rays try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Tampa Bay hands the ball to starter Erasmo Ramirez in this one and he'll try to improve on his 0-1 mark on the year. New York counters with Chase Whitley, who will try to quiet the fans and the Rays bats at the same time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Tampa Bay Rays in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline underdogs of 102 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 8.5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Yankees to win this game 5.4-4.2. 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 sport a record of 19-16 heading into this matchup, while the New York Yankees sit at 21-14 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.

The Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees odds would favor the Yankees if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. Tampa Bay is rated No. 8 in the current Odds Shark poll, while New York is at No. 5.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, Tampa Bay owns the No. 25 ranking for hits at 7.71 per game. By contrast, the New York Yankees are rated No. 15 in the same category at 8.63 per game.

New York brings the No. 7-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 5-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Yankees were saddled with a loss last time out in Adam Warren's start, as they lost 3-2 against Tampa Bay on Wednesday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
  • NY Yankees is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees's last 10 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Tampa Bay's last 18 games
  • Tampa Bay is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing NY Yankees

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Kansas City, Friday, May 15th
Tampa Bay at Minnesota, Friday, May 15th