Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Matchup

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Tommy Pham and the Tampa Bay Rays will head north to Yankee Stadium to play their division rival New York Yankees. The matchup will begin at 7:05 p.m. ET and fans looking to watch it can tune in to YES Network.

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees Odds

The Rays have gone 26-15 SU this year and are 25-16 against the spread (ATS). They’ve gained 2.6 units for moneyline gamblers in the season’s early going and 8.7 units ATS. Tampa Bay is 3-4 ATS over its last seven games and the under has hit in three of those seven. The Yankees, on the other hand, are 26-16 SU and 23-19 ATS. The team has gained 1.1 units for moneyline bettors and 3.3 units ATS. New York has covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the under has hit in three of those seven.

New York games have an over/under record of 22-19-1 so far in 2019. Tampa Bay has an over/under record of 17-22-2.

Ryne Stanek will get the start for Tampa Bay. The right-handed Stanek (0-1, 2.45 ERA) has racked up 22 strikeouts in 22 innings so far. He’s 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA against New York this year.

The Yankees are putting the ball in the hands of lefty CC Sabathia (2-1, 3.26 ERA), who has 23 strikeouts and 13 walks as well as a 1.19 WHIP. Sabathia is 0-0 with two strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA in one start against Tampa Bay this year.

Tampa Bay’s pitchers have allowed 3.0 runs per game and its starters own a 2.42 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 10.37 K/9. The bullpen has logged an ERA of 3.20, along with a WHIP of 0.96 and a K/9 of 9.46.

Rays hitters have slashed .254/.336/.429 on their way to 4.5 runs scored per game this season, including 4.6 runs per game against divisional foes and 3.2 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Outfielders Tommy Pham and Avisail Garcia have led Tampa Bay’s offense. Pham is slashing .283/.399/.428 with five home runs, 18 RBIs, 17 runs and six steals, while Garcia (.296/.358/.519) has produced seven homers, 17 RBIs and 20 runs scored.

For the home team, New York’s pitchers have allowed 4.0 runs per game overall this season. The club’s starters have a 3.51 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.10 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 11.2 K/9. In 13 games against AL East foes, Yankees starters have an ERA of 3.25 and the bullpen’s ERA is 2.61.

New York’s offense is putting up 5.0 runs per contest, including 6.0 per game against divisional foes and 4.2 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .219/.282/.400 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that stretch.

Second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres have paced the Yankees’ hitters so far. LeMahieu is slashing .322/.371/.434 with 46 hits, 21 RBIs and 23 runs scored, and Torres has put up a line of .290/.325/.510 with eight homers, 20 RBIs and 22 runs.

The Rays have gained 5.8 units and are 9-3 ATS when facing a lefty starter this season. The over has hit in two of those games, compared to 10 that’ve gone under against left-handed starting pitchers. On the other hand, the Yankees have netted 0.4 units and are 19-15 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher. The over’s hit in 18 of those games, as opposed to 15 that’ve gone under.

Rays vs. Yankees Free MLB Tip

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

Betting Notes

  • The under has cashed in three of New York’s last seven games.
  • The Yankees have won five of their last six games SU.
  • Tampa Bay has posted 21.9 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 19.2 over its last five.
  • The Rays have hit 11 home runs in their last 10 games, including seven over their last five.
  • The Rays have an OPS of .765 this season and an OPS of .700 against left-handed pitchers. The Yankees’ OPS stands at .765 overall and .669 against southpaws.