Yankees vs. Rays Saturday Prediction
Despite winning a close game Friday night in Tampa, the Yankees are once again an underdog on Saturday night as they’ll play the Rays in Game 2 of a three-game series. Will New York spring another upset?
Game Snapshot & Odds
925 New York Yankees (+123) at 926 Tampa Bay Rays (-148); 8 runs
Saturday, May 11, 2019
6:10 p.m. ET, Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
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Public Betting Trends
According to our MLB Public Betting Chart page, 59% of the betting tickets are on the Rays to beat the Yankees on the moneyline.
New York Yankees Fantasy Spin
Gleyber Torres is uncertain for Saturday's game against the Rays after being hit on the elbow during Friday's game. Yankees' manager Aaron Boone said after Friday's game that they'll monitor the swelling in the morning before making a determination about his availability. Either way, it doesn't sound like he'll require a trip to the injured list, though he may miss a day or two.
Tampa Bay Rays Fantasy Spin
Austin Meadows (thumb) didn’t show any rust in his return from the injured list Friday against the Yankees, going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a walk. Meadows ended up missing nearly three weeks with a right thumb strain, but you wouldn’t know it by how he looked at the plate on Friday. The 24-year-old actually holds a six-game hitting streak dating back to mid-April. Meadows has enjoyed quite the breakout so far this season, with a .359/.432/.718 batting line with seven homers, 21 RBI, three steals, and 12 runs scored in 21 games.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees have won five of their last six games overall and are now 7-3 in their last 10 road games following last night’s win at Tropicana Field.
The Rays are 50-23 in their last 73 home games and are 9-1 in Ryne Stanek’s last 10 home starts.
The Yankees have been profitable when CC Sabathia toes the rubber versus the Rays. They’re 7-1 in his last eight road outings versus Tampa and 10-2 in his last 12 starts versus the Rays overall. Furthermore, following last night’s 4-3 victory, the Yankees are now 4-1 in their last five games versus the Rays and are 4-1 in their last five games at Tropicana Field. The Yankees offer bettors the best value on the board.
The Pick: New York Yankees +123