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Rays face New York Yankees: MLB odds preview and stats

Tampa Bay RaysNew York Yankees
July 8, 7:05 PM | GrassYankee Stadium

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Odds

49-39TEAM RECORD51-35

The Tampa Bay Rays will look to grab a road win when they take on the Yankees in New York at Yankee Stadium on Friday in baseball odds action.

For the Yankees, Freddy Garcia gets the ball, charged with keeping the Rays hitters off the base paths. He'll face Jeremy Hellickson, 8-7 on the year.

View Tampa Bay vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Rays listed as underdogs of +-150 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Yankees, most recently No. 1 in the American League Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Rays, who rate an American League No. 9 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's American League No. 2-ranked scoring average of 5.2 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 8 and scoring 4.3 runs per game in the league. The Yankees have averaged 8.7 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.3 per nine innings).

Comparing defensive stats, Tampa Bay owns the American League's No. 8-rated road mark, allowing 4 runs per game on the highway. New York, on the other hand, rates No. 3 in scoring at home.

Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Yankees on July 7. Bettors who backed the Rays at +170 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Yankees, a 5-1 final on Thursday in support of Jeff Niemann at Yankee Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Rays at Yankees trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 10 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games
Tampa Bay is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
NY Yankees are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of NY Yankees' last 10 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of NY Yankees' last 9 games
NY Yankees are 15-7 SU in their last 22 games

Next up:
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees, Saturday, July 9