Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Odds, Picks, & Betting Preview

Posted by: Charlie Smith

The 2018 online baseball betting season continues this afternoon with a highly intriguing Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees matchup. The Yankees manhandled the Rays 11-4 in Game 2 (Game 1 ended up being postponed) and will be looking to deliver another beating. Let’s take a gander at what the evening’s odds are predicting before going over some parlay betting tips.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees – Wednesday, April 4th

When: 1:05 pm ET

Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York


Stream: MLB TV

Online Baseball Betting Odds:

Rays +1½ (+105) 8 (-115) +215
Yankees -1½ (-125) 8 (-105) -235
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Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay has had a rough start to the season. On opening day, the Rays whooped the Boston Red Sox 6-4. Notwithstanding that strong start, Tampa Bay has posted a 4-game losing streak since that win. This brings their total to 1-4 on the year, ranking them as the worst team in the AL East. It’s been 4-seasons since the Rays have qualified for the postseason and it doesn’t look like they’ll be making the cut this year. As for tonight’s matchup, it’s clear online baseball betting players should wage against Tampa Bay. Blake Snell will get his first start of the season this evening.

Players to Watch: Carlos Gomez (1 HR, .111 BA, 1 RBI), Matt Duffy (.286 BA, .286 OBP, .333 SLG), and Denard Span (5 RBI, 0 HR, .214 BA).

New York Yankees

The Yanks slide into this evening’s contest with a 3-2 record that ranks them 3rd in the AL East. Coming off a season in which they made it to the AL Championship Series, there’s no question the Yankees will be setting the bar high this season. However, we haven’t really seen too much dominance from New York so far this season. For starters; in their 2018 opening series versus the Blue Jays, the Yankees finished the 4-game series 2-2. Notwithstanding that finish, New York recently smoked Tampa Bay 11-4. To help get it done once again, the Yankees will be sending Luis Severino to the mound this evening. Severino is 1-0 on the season with a .71 WHIP and 7 SO.

Players to Watch: Didi Gregorius (2 HR, 9 RBI, .444 BA), Aaron Judge (1 RBI, .278 BA, .333 SLG), and Giancarlo Stanton (2 HR, 4 RBI, .632 SLG).

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Betting Predictions


  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 Games
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 Games
  • NY Yankees is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 Games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’ last 6 Games
  • NY Yankees is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 Home Games
Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Picks

So which way should top sportsbook betting players lean in tonight’s Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees matchup? All in all, it’s pretty obvious that bettors should stick with the Yankees. New York didn’t have trouble whooping on Tampa Bay. And since they’re at home once again, bettors can expect a similar outcome. The best option for this evening’s action is to take the Yankees to cover the spread. Sign up now to make this MLB prediction!

Score Prediction: 9-3 New York. The Yankees beat up the Rays once again and cover the spread. The TOTAL will be OVER this evening.