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New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds Preview and Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to bolster their win total and reward those moneyline betting when the New York Yankees invade Tropicana Field on Saturday.

Masahiro Tanaka gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the New York Yankees on Saturday; he's 5-2 on the season. The Tampa Bay Rays, meanwhile, will counter with Matt Andriese, who will be looking to improve on his 3-1 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as MyBookie had set the Tampa Bay Rays as 108 underdogs on the moneyline for this contest. The over under was hovering near 8 for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Rays to win this game 5.1-4.5. 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 22-22 heading into this matchup, while the New York Yankees sit at 24-15 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 6 (Tampa Bay Rays) and the No. 4 (New York Yankees) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 15-ranked scoring average of 4.66 runs per game, against a New York Yankees offense rated No. 2 and scoring 5.74 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.52 hits per game to date this season, less than the Yankees hitters have managed (9.74 per nine innings).

New York brings the No. 10-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays's No. 9-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Yankees were saddled with a loss last time out in Luis Severino's start, as they lost 5-4 against Tampa Bay on Friday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 15-8 ATS in its last 23 games
  • NY Yankees is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
  • NY Yankees is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 13 of NY Yankees's last 19 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Tampa Bay, Sunday, May 21st