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MLB Betting Line Favors the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees

Yankee Stadium hosts an MLB battle between the New York Yankees and the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.

The match puts starter Chris Archer for the Tampa Bay Rays on the hill facing Ivan Nova for the New York Yankees. Archer brings a 12-10 mark to the game, while Nova is 5-7 to date on the season.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those betting on the visitors in this one found the Tampa Bay Rays listed as favorites of -130 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 8, check for odds updates at MyBookie.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 5.1-4.5 win for the Yankees on Sunday. 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 75-59 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 67-68 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

According to MLB Power Rankings here, it's the No. 7-ranked New York Yankees and the No. 17-rated Tampa Bay Rays in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

At the plate, New York owns the No. 9 ranking for hits at 8.76 per game. By contrast, the Tampa Bay Rays are rated No. 24 in the same category at 8.36 per game.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 3-rated defense on the road, allowing 3.79 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 5 at home, scoring 4.83 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay rolled to a 3-2 win against New York on Saturday, as M Moore and the Rays' bats led the team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 13 games
  • Tampa Bay is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 17 of NY Yankees's last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at Detroit, Monday, September 7th
New York home to Baltimore, Monday, September 7th