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Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees: Can The Yanks Bounce Back?

Posted by: Mike Davis

The Yankees have put on quite an online baseball betting show this season. And in tonight’s Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees matchup, the 4 team parlay odds will undoubtedly peg the Brooklyn Bombers as the betting favorites. Should MLB bettors take the Yankees tonight? Let’s take a look at the odds to find out.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees – Thursday, June 14th

Series: Game 1

When: 7:05 pm ET

Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York

TV: FS1

Stream: Fox Sports Go, MLB TV

MLB Sports Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Rays +1½ (-135) 8½ (-105) +163
Yankees -1½ (+115) 8½ (-115) -173
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Tampa Bay Rays   

The Rays swim into this Thursday night matchup flashing a 32-35 record that ranks them 3rd in the AL East. Notwithstanding the fact that they’re not that low in divisional rankings, the Rays are a surprising 14-games behind the division-leading New York Yankees. All in all this evening’s matchup marks the third time this season the Rays have faced New York. With a 0-2 record against the Yanks so far, it’s easy to see why the odds don’t think much of Tampa bay this evening. To help get their first win over New York this evening, the Rays will be sending Blake Snell to the mound. Snell is 8-3 on the season with a 2.30 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Wilson Ramos (8 HR, 32 RBI, .282 BA), Daniel Robertson (7 HR, 19 RBI, .257 BA), and CJ Cron (15 HR, 36 RBI, .251 BA).

New York Yankees 

The Yanks slide into tonight’s matchup sporting a 43-20 record that currently ranks them as the best team in the AL East. With a 1-game lead over the second-seeded Boston Red Sox, the Yanks need a bit of a win-streak to create separation at the top of the division. The Yankees didn’t get a win last night in their matchup to the Nationals, conceding a 5-4 loss despite playing at home. With that in mind, bettors can expect the Yankees to come out in full force this evening. However, it’s looking like the club doesn’t think much about the Rays considering who they’ll be sending to the mound. Domingo German will get the start and he’s 0-4 on the year with a 5.32 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP.

Players to Watch: Aaron Judge (18 HR, 46 RBI, .272 BA), Giancarlo Stanton (15 HR, 35 RBI, .248 BA), and Didi Gregorius (13 HR, 38 RBI, .246 BA).

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
  • Tampa Bay is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 9 games when playing NY Yankees
  • NY Yankees is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • NY Yankees is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’ last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees Betting Picks

So which side should top sportsbook bettors favor in this Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees pairing? All in all it’s probably safer to stick with the Yankees here. However, considering who their starting pitcher is, it wouldn’t be misguided to take the Rays on the upset line. Sign up today to make your MLB wagering prediction!

Score Prediction: 4-3 Tampa Bay. The Rays get the upset on the road.

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