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Price vs Sabathia: Yanks vs Rays

Baseball bettors look for value at Yankee Stadium on Thursday as host New York battles the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball odds action.

The Yankees will turn to CC Sabathia and his 4-0 record as they look for a win in this one, while the Rays send David Price (5-1) to the hill.

It's a battle of top lefties and the total of 8 could be a solid UNDER play.

View Tampa Bay vs NY Yankees Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Yankees as -155 moneyline favorites in this particular MLB matchup at Bovada. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 8 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
The Yankees sit at No. 2 in the American League in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Rays sit at an American League No. 8 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features New York's American League No. 3-ranked scoring average of 4.9 runs per game, against a Rays offense rated No. 6 and scoring 4.5 runs per game in the league. The Yankees have averaged 9.4 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.1 per nine innings).

New York owns the American League's No. 10 defense, allowing 4.5 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Tampa Bay's American League No. 7-rated defense.

Last time out for Tampa Bay, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Yankees on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Rays at +130 were rewarded, while the 5 combined runs moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. Tampa Bay rolled to a 4-1 win against New York on Wednesday, as Jeff Niemann and the Rays' bats led the team to victory at Yankee Stadium.

Tampa Bay Rays Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Baltimore are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

New York Yankees Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Seattle are 8-2
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3

 

A few Rays at Yankees trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 13-4 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of NY Yankees' last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 6 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Next up:
Tampa Bay at Baltimore, Friday, May 11
NY Yankees home to Seattle, Friday, May 11

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