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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 Friday at Yankee Stadium as the Yankees try to pick up a win on home turf and reward those moneyline betting.

Tampa Bay puts its faith in starter Jake Odorizzi to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 6-7. Getting the ball for the New York Yankees is Luis Severino, who owns a 2-2 record on the season with a 2.17 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had installed the New York Yankees as -150 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB betting odds matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting at 5Dimes started to move the line.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 5.4-4.6 win for the Yankees on Friday. 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 74-58 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 66-67 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

It's a MLB baseball betting matchup between the No. 7-rated New York Yankees and the league No. 17-ranked Tampa Bay Rays, according to the latest MLB power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits New York Yankees No. 2-rated offense, averaging 4.89 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays defense that ranks No. 8 at 3.89 in runs allowed per game. The New York Yankees have averaged 8.83 hits per game so far, more than Tampa Bay Rays batters have averaged on the year (8.38 hits per game).

Tampa Bay brings the No. 8-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees's No. 17-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Baltimore on Wednesday; it was a 7-6 final at Camden Yards in MLB wagering action.

New York got the job done in their last match in a 13-8 victory over Boston on Wednesday at Fenway Park behind starter Masahiro Tanaka.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 11 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
  • NY Yankees is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 15 of NY Yankees's last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at New York, Saturday, September 5th