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Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees MLB Baseball Betting Lines Preview

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

For the New York Yankees, Luis Severino gets the ball, charged with keeping the Tampa Bay Rays hitters off the base paths. He'll face Matt Andriese, 0-0 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Tampa Bay Rays were 120 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 8.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.8-3.1 victory for the Yankees. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The New York Yankees bring a 4-4 record to the battle against the 5-4 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The New York Yankees sit at No. 12 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 22 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and New York has baseball's No. 5-rated offensive output, at 9 hits per game. The Tampa Bay Rays average 8.33 hits per game, good for No. 13 on the list.

New York owns the No. 8 defense, allowing 5.12 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's No. 20-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games at home
  • NY Yankees is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Boston, Friday, April 14th
New York home to St. Louis, Friday, April 14th