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New York Yankees Favored by -186 Against Tampa Bay Rays on Friday

The Tampa Bay Rays pay a visit to New York on Friday, hoping to shut down the Yankees bats in baseball betting action at Yankee Stadium.

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Austin Pruitt to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 5-0. Getting the ball for the New York Yankees is Masahiro Tanaka, who owns a 7-9 record on the season with a 5.37 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Tampa Bay Rays listed as underdogs of 175 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 9.5, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 0.2- result in favor of 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 sport a record of 54-46 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 53-50 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays odds would favor the Yankees if the betting lines were set according to our power ranks. New York is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Tampa Bay is at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York Yankees No. 3-rated offense, averaging 5.36 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays defense that ranks No. 12 at 4.49 in runs allowed per game. The New York Yankees have averaged 9.24 hits per game so far, more than Tampa Bay Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.63 hits per game).

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and New York has the No. 6-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Rays own the No. 12 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay lost in extra innings against the Yankees on Thursday as New York edged them 6-5 at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
  • NY Yankees is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
  • NY Yankees is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Yankees's last 13 games

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at New York, Saturday, July 29th