Yankees vs. Rays MLB Prediction
The Rays took Game 1 of their series versus the Yankees by outslugging the Bronx Bombers in the early innings. Will they make it two straight upsets over their American League East rivals when the teams meet again at 1:10 p.m. ET in Tampa on Saturday?
915 New York Yankees (-115) at 916 Tampa Bay Rays (+105); o/u 8.5
1:10 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 10, 2021
VENUE: Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
New York Yankees DFS SPIN
DJ LeMahieu went 2-for-4 and swatted his first home run of the season in a losing effort against the Rays on Friday afternoon in Tampa Bay. LeMahieu crushed his solo shot off of Hunter Strickland in the 8th inning, pulling the Yankees to within five runs at 10-5. That would be as close as they would get. He also doubled off of Rich Hill in the third inning and came around to score on a two-run single off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton. So far, so good for LeMahieu in the early going as he's hitting .310/.412/.588 with a homer and three RBI.
Tampa Bay Rays DFS SPIN
Austin Meadows had a nice day at the dish in Friday's victory over the Yankees, going 3-for-4 with a double and a pair of runs scored. He also drew a walk, reaching base safely in four of his five trips to the plate. With the three-hit attack, the 25-year-old is now hitting .269/.367/.577 with a pair of homers, five runs scored and two RBI -- though he's still looking for his first stolen base of the season.
Yankees vs. Rays Betting Prediction
The Yankees are now just 2-10 in their last 12 meetings with the Rays at Tropicana Field and are 1-4 in their last five games versus Tampa overall. The Yankees have also dropped seven of their last eight when their opponent allowed five runs or more in its previous game and are 2-5 in their last seven road games when facing a team with a losing record. The Rays, meanwhile, are 47-15 in their last 62 home games and are a perfect 4-0 in their last four home games when facing an opponent with a losing record.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS +105