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OVERs Keep Cashing When Rays, Yankees Clash

Offense has come easy when the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees have faced off, as the two teams have combined for an average of 10.6 runs per game in their past five meetings. That offensive onslaught from both teams has led to the OVER hitting in each of their past five meetings. The Rays and Yanks kick off a three-game set in New York Thursday.

  • Evan Longoria has a career .400 batting average with 7 home runs against C.C. Sabathia.
  • The Yankees are 7-2 in their past nine games following a win.
  • The Rays are 2-5 in their past seven games at Yankee Stadium.

The Rays will send Alex Cobb to the mound for just his second start of the season following Tommy John surgery nearly 18 months ago. Cobb has dominated the Yankees in his career with a 1.93 ERA in 10 career starts against the Bronx Bombers.

C.C. Sabathia has been pitching well recently, as the big lefty has a 2.29 ERA in his past three outings. However, the Yankees have supplied him with literally zero run support in his past two outings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The moneyline was hovering in the range of -135 for the New York Yankees in this one over at Bovada. The over under number was sitting near 8.5 at 5Dimes.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 4.4-3.6 victory for the Rays. 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 73-65 record to the battle against the 59-79 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. 7 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at No. 5 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

On offense, it's a battle between the New York Yankees and its No. 20-rated batting order, averaging 4.25 runs per nine innings, against the No. 21 line up of the Tampa Bay Rays at 4.24 runs per outing.

Tampa Bay brings the No. 15-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees's No. 11-ranked defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Tampa Bay looks to continue its winning ways following a victory last time out against the Orioles, a 7-6 final on Wednesday in support of D Smyly at Tropicana Field.

New York threw a shutout at Toronto in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by B Mitchell to defeat Toronto 2-0 on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tampa Bay's last 9 games on the road
  • Tampa Bay is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing NY Yankees
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at New York, Friday, September 9th