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Tampa Bay Rays Face the New York Yankees Saturday: MLB Odds and Betting Trends

The New York Yankees will look to improve on a 55-46 record when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Saturday.

For the New York Yankees, Caleb Smith gets the ball, charged with keeping the Tampa Bay Rays hitters off the base paths. He'll face Blake Snell, 0-6 on the year.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as 117 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 9.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday over at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 6.0-1.4 win 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 sport a record of 55-46 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 53-51 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

This game puts the New York Yankees, most recently No. 12 in Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings, up against the Tampa Bay Rays, who rate a No. 20 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the New York Yankees and its No. 3-rated batting order, averaging 5.37 runs per nine innings, against the No. 18 line up of the Tampa Bay Rays at 4.57 runs per outing.

Tampa Bay brings the No. 12-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees's No. 6-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay batters were mowed down by Masahiro Tanaka in their last start, falling 6-1 against New York while striking out 14 times on Friday at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Tampa Bay is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 12 games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of NY Yankees's last 14 games

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at New York, Sunday, July 30th