New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Odds and Predictions
Tonight New York Yankees face a decent challenge when they face Tampa Bay Rays in a regular season clash. The New York Yankees are looking to get back to their best and the best way to do it, is to win this important fixture at home.
On the other hand, Tampa Bay Rays have got a long season ahead of them with the side getting battered thoroughly in the last few appearances. The game is scheduled be held tonight at Yankee stadium at 7:30 PM EST. The Yankees might just have their noses ahead going into the game.
The New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Odds and Predictions will be updated in the below table on game day.
New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Odds and Predictions: Recent Form
The New York Yankees were seen to have a green start with an emphatic victory over Blue Jays by a 5-3 margin. But they fell short in the very next game with their rivals staging an important comeback. In the next three games against Baltimore Orioles, they posted two victories by margins of 7-0 and 7-2 besides the only loss in an evenly contested third game.
Looking at their rivalry against Rays, they were taken for cleaners in the first two games with a late effort saving them from embarrassment in the last game. They have occupied 3rd spot in AL East group with 0.417 win-percentage.
On the other hand, Rays didn’t waste any time as they were off the blocks pretty quickly with two wins against Marlins. But they dropped their guard from the 3rd game as they lost the next 4 games against the likes of Marlin and Red Sox without much of a fight.
But two wins against Yankees bought some respite in what looked like a sinking ship at one stage. To rub salt into their wounds, the Rays are not in the best of positions after losing three consecutive games against Rangers, denting their confidence big time. It’s high time they improve their away record here.
New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Games: 407: Yankees: 235 Orioles: 172
Previous meeting: Yankees won 8-4 on 11th April in a regular season fixture.
New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Odds and Predictions : Players to watch
Aaron Judge is an important Right Field who has 12 Hits and 24 Bases in ten outings. He is also averaging 0.220 with the bat this season.
He has Gleyber Torres for company who has 3.7 runs per 27 outs in addition to slugging percentage of 0.268.
Aaron Hicks who played his tenth game of the season has pitches per plate appearance of 4.09 was at bats on 39 occasions.
Corey Kluber was the leading pitcher for the side with 6 Hits, 3 Earned Runs and two base on balls against Toronto Blue Jays.
Randy Arozarena has topped the charts in terms of batting average of 0.265 and 20 bases covered in this edition. He has 16 strikeouts in 12 appearances.
Austin Meadowns who usually plays as the designated hitter has 6 runs and 8 walks so far.
Mike Brosseau came up with 2 Hits, 2 Runs and no walks against Texas Rangers.
He was accompanied by Manuel Margot who amassed 1 run and 1 Hit as the Left Fielder. More importantly, he has a batting average of 0.286 and a slugging percentage of 0.486.
New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
The New York Yankees who looked to have found a head start have slightly lost their way while the Rays are desperately looking for some redemption.
According to SMarkets, Yankees have odds of 3.7 to win the American league whereas the visiting side has odds of 9.8 in this year’s championship. On the other hand, Yankees are tipped to grab the world series with best odds of 27/10 whereas the Tampa Bay Rays have odds of 15/1 as the 5th favorites in a tightly contested edition, based on Oddschecker predictions.