Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Matchup

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The New York Yankees are playing host to their divisional rival Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. Fox Sports Sun will broadcast the matchup and the game gets going at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees Odds

The Rays have gone 32-37 SU this year and are 37-31 against the spread (ATS). They’ve lost 3.4 units for moneyline bettors, despite having gained 4.9 units ATS. Tampa Bay has covered the spread six times in its last seven games and the under has hit in four of those seven. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 45-20 SU and 35-29 ATS. They’ve gained 11.7 units for moneyline bettors and 4.6 units ATS. New York has a 3-4 ATS mark over its last seven outings and the total has gone under in all seven of them.

New York games have had an over/under record of 31-30-3 so far in 2018. Tampa Bay has an over/under record of 31-35-2.

As a unit, New York’s pitchers have allowed 3.9 runs per game overall in 2018. The team’s starters have a 3.83 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 9.0 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has posted a solid ERA of just 2.87, a WHIP of 1.11 and a K/9 of 12.1. In 26 games against AL East foes, Yankees starters have an ERA of 4.05 and the bullpen’s ERA is 3.09.

The New York offense is putting up 5.4 runs per outing, including 5.3 per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .221/.268/.396 over its last five games and is 3-2 SU during that stretch.

Aaron Judge and Miguel Andujar have led the Yankees’ batters this year. Judge is slashing .279/.397/.567 with 18 home runs, 46 RBIs and 48 runs scored, and Andujar is batting .304 with eight homers, 28 RBIs and 30 runs.

In the visiting dugout, Tampa Bay’s pitchers have allowed 4.2 runs per game and its starters own a 4.16 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 8.47 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 3.70, along with a WHIP of 1.21 and a K/9 of 8.28.

The Rays offense has slashed .253/.325/.390 on its way to 4.0 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.1 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).

Third baseman Matt Duffy and first baseman C.J. Cron have led Tampa Bay’s hitters. Duffy is slashing .312/.352/.419 with three home runs, 19 RBIs and 17 runs scored, while Cron (.247/.326/.463) is up to 15 homers, 36 RBIs and 37 runs scored.

The Rays have lost 5.8 units and are 22-22 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 23 of those games, compared to 20 that’ve hit the under against y starters.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Free Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Yankees, ATS Winner – Rays, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • Tampa Bay has logged eight extra-base hits over its last five games. New York has 13 XBH over its last five.
  • The Rays have hit eight home runs in their last 10 games. The Yankees have hit 17 over their last 10.
  • New York has averaged 17.8 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 contests and 16.8 over its last five.