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Tampa Bay Rays visit New York Yankees in MLB Betting Odds Clash

The New York Yankees will look to improve on a 74-65 record when they take on the Tampa Bay Rays, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Friday.

It's a pitching duel between Michael Pineda for the New York Yankees (6-11 on the year) and Blake Snell for Tampa Bay Rays (5-7 so far).

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Tampa Bay Rays were listed as 137 underdogs on the MLB baseball moneyline at many online sportsbooks, including Bet365. The total was set at 8.5 before betting started earlier on Friday over at Bovada.

Handicapping models based on recent betting stats and prediction formulas pick a 4.6-4.4 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 74-65 heading into this matchup, while the Tampa Bay Rays sit at 59-80 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.

The Odds Shark MLB Power Rankings have the New York Yankees at No. 3 and the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 25 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to getting on base, the visiting Tampa Bay Rays rank No. 26 at 8.26 hits per game. That compares with the New York Yankees No. 21 ranking in that category.

Defensively, Tampa Bay features the No. 22-rated defense on the road, allowing 4.81 runs per game. New York, meanwhile, comes in at No. 12 at home, scoring 4.61 runs per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Rays endured a 5-4 loss at the hands of the Yankees on Thursday, with A Cobb throwing 6 innings of 9-hit ball at Yankee Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games
  • Tampa Bay is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay's last 10 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 UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees's last 7 games
  • NY Yankees is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Tampa Bay at New York, Saturday, September 10th