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Bronx Bombers Cruising On The Road

After starting the season a lowly 4-12 on the road, the New York Yankees have rattled off five consecutive wins away from Yankee Stadium. Those five road games have seen the Yanks outscore their opponents 26-11 – though they were against the A’s and the D-backs. The Bronx Bombers will start a weekend series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field Friday.

Shark Bites
  • The OVER is 3-0 in Chris Archer’s past three starts.
  • The favored team is 2-6 in the past eight meetings between the Yankees and Rays.
  • The UNDER is 5-1 in the past six meetings between the Yankees and Rays in Tampa Bay.

Masahiro Tanaka will take the visiting mound – something he has loved thus far this season. Tanaka has a 1.69 ERA with opponents hitting just .196 in four road starts this season. The Japanese righty has surrendered one earned run in his past 15.0 innings pitched on the road.

Chris Archer has been wildly inconsistent this season with the youngster only showing flashes of the ability that had some believing he was going to be one of the next great pitchers. Archer has a 0.96 ERA in his three registered wins this season, but he has an 8.74 ERA in losses and a 4.91 ERA in no-decisions.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the Tampa Bay Rays as -105 moneyline in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 7 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Yankees to win this game 5.9-2.5. 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 21-24 heading into this matchup, while the New York Yankees sit at 22-24 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.

The MLB Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tampa Bay Rays rated this week at No. 7 and the New York Yankees sitting at No. 9.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the Tampa Bay Rays No. 15-ranked scoring average of 4.18 runs per game, against a New York Yankees offense rated No. 23 and scoring 3.89 runs per game. The Rays have averaged 8.02 hits per game to date this season, more than the Yankees hitters have managed (7.87 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, New York owns the No. 15-rated road mark, allowing 4.19 runs per game on the highway. Tampa Bay, on the other hand, rates No. 27 in scoring at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

New York suffered a 3-1 loss against Toronto on Thursday, as C Sabathia wasn't able to lead his team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

Tampa Bay batters were mowed down by J Fernandez in their last start, falling 9-1 against Miami while striking out 12 times on Thursday at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

New York at Tampa Bay, Saturday, May 28th