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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays – MLB – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The New York Yankees (31-13) and Tampa Bay Rays (26-17) square off on Thursday at 6:40 PM ET, beginning a four-game series at Tropicana Field.

The Yankees are the road favorite (-129) versus the Rays (+110). The scheduled starters are Nestor Cortes (3-1) for the New York Yankees, and Ryan Yarbrough for the Tampa Bay Rays. The contest has an over/under of 7.5.

Yankees vs. Rays Predictions

Yankees vs. Rays Betting Odds

Yankees vs Rays Betting Information
Favorite Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds
Yankees -129 +110 7.5 -107 -113 -1.5 +135 -162

Yankees vs. Rays Last 10 Games Betting Performance


  • New York was the moneyline favorite in each of its last 10 games, and finished 6-4 in those matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings, the Yankees and their opponents combined to hit the over five times (all 10 of the games had set totals).
  • New York’s ATS record is 3-7-0 over its past 10 games.


  • Over the past 10 games, Tampa Bay has been the underdog twice and split those games 1-1.
  • When it comes to hitting the over, the Rays and their opponents are in their last 10 games with a total.
  • Tampa Bay has won of its last 10 games against the spread.
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Yankees vs. Rays Starting Pitcher Betting Trends

Projected starter: Nestor Cortes

  • The Yankees have gone 4-4-0 against the spread when Cortes starts.
  • The Yankees are 6-2 in Cortes’ eight starts this season with New York as the moneyline favorite.
  • Cortes’ team has put together a 6-2 record in his eight starts.
  • Cortes has had eight starts with a set total this season, and the teams combined go over the total in three of those games.

Projected starter: Ryan Yarbrough

  • Yarbrough and his team are 2-1-0 ATS this season when he starts.
  • His team is 0-2 this season when he starts and they’re underdogs on the moneyline.
  • Yarbrough’s team is 1-2 when he starts this season.
  • Games started by Yarbrough have a 1-2-0 record at hitting the over this season.

Yankees Batting Leaders

  • Aaron Judge paces the Yankees with 17 home runs while accumulating a team-best batting average of .312.
  • Judge’s home runs rank first in MLB and he ranks fifth in RBI in MLB.
  • Anthony Rizzo has eight doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 22 walks while hitting .226.
  • Among all MLB hitters, Rizzo ranks sixth in home runs and 21st in RBI.
  • DJ LeMahieu has nine doubles, three home runs and 14 walks while hitting .257.
  • Gleyber Torres has five doubles, a triple, seven home runs and eight walks while hitting .243.
  • Torres takes a three-game hitting streak into this game. In his last five games he is hitting .250 with two home runs, a walk and two RBI.

Yankees Batting Leaders

  • Wander Franco has been key for Tampa Bay with 42 hits, an OBP of .288 plus a slugging percentage of .416.
  • Franco’s home run total ranks 96th in the majors, and he is 110th in RBI.
  • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay in batting with a .275 average while slugging three homers and driving in 10 runs.
  • Diaz is 148th among batters in the majors in homers, and 214th in RBI.
  • Manuel Margot leads Tampa Bay in RBI with 21 while batting .347 with three home runs.
  • Margot brings a 12-game hitting streak into this game. During his last 10 outings he is hitting .469 with a triple, three home runs, three walks and 12 RBI.
  • Randy Arozarena has collected 42 hits this season and has an OBP of .307. He’s slugging .417 on the year.
  • Arozarena has hit safely in five straight games. During his last five outings he is batting .476 with two doubles, two home runs, three walks and six RBI.

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