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New York Yankees Open as Moneyline Underdog vs the Tampa Bay Rays

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

Tampa Bay sends Chris Archer out against Luis Severino for the New York Yankees in this game. Archer is 12-11 with a 2.99 ERA on the season, while Severino is 3-3 on the year and has a 3.35 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as -140 moneyline favorites earlier in the day at BetOnline, while odds makers set the opening total line around 7 earlier at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Yankees to win this game 5.1-4.3. 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

70-74 Tampa Bay battles the Yankees, currently with a 79-65 mark. 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. 20 and the New York Yankees sitting at No. 11.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Tampa Bay Rays No. 28 ranked offense (3.84 runs per game) against a New York Yankees defense and pitching staff that sits at No. 17 at 4.32 runs allowed per game. The Tampa Bay Rays have been averaging 8.46 hits per game, less than the New York Yankees have managed so far this season (8.69 hits on average).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Tampa Bay has the No. 8-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Yankees own the No. 17 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Yankees endured a 6-3 loss at the hands of the Rays on Tuesday, with A Warren throwing 4 innings of 6-hit ball at Tropicana Field.

Betting Trends
  • NY Yankees is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Yankees's last 15 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Tampa Bay's last 16 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay's last 15 games when playing NY Yankees
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against NY Yankees

Next Betting Matchups

New York at New York, Friday, September 18th
Tampa Bay home to Baltimore, Thursday, September 17th