Major League Baseball Preview – Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees
The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees will meet on the field at Yankee Stadium on Friday in a battle of division rivals.
The Rays will pin their hopes on the pitching of right hander Jake Odorizzi in this game. Odorizzi has a 6-7 record and a 3.18 ERA this season.
The Yankees will counter Odorizzi with Luis Severino. Right hander Severino has a 2.17 ERA to go along with a 2-2 record this season.
Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 160-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game’s total is sitting at 7½.
New York won its last outing, a 13-8 result against the Red Sox on September 02. Bettors who backed the Yankees at -129 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (21) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 7-6 loser on the road against the Orioles. Bettors on Baltimore at -132 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (13) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Team record: 66-67
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Tampa Bay’s last 11 games
Tampa Bay is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Team record: 74-58
NY Yankees is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
NY Yankees is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of NY Yankees’s last 23 games at home
Tampa Bay at NY Yankees Saturday, September 5
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