Yankees vs. Rays MLB Prediction
The Yankees are favored on Tuesday night when they open a new series versus the Rays, but they’ve had issues winning in Tampa. Will the Rays pull off the upset when Jordan Montgomery opposes Luis Patino at 7:10 p.m. ET?
965 New York Yankees (-125) at 966 Tampa Bay Rays (+115); o/u 8
7:10 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
New York Yankees DFS Spin
Giancarlo Stanton delivered a game-winning, RBI single on Sunday, propelling the Yankees to a 3-2 walk-off victory over the Nationals. Stanton stepped to the plate to face lefty stopper Brad Hand with the potential winning run at third base and only one out in the bottom of the ninth inning. He wasted no time, promptly smacking a base hit into left field, sending the Yankees' faithful fans home in walk-off fashion on Mother's Day. The 31-year-old outfielder has been phenomenal to open the 2021 campaign, hitting .292/.356/.558 with 16 runs scored, nine homers and 24 RBI across 132 plate appearances.
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Spin
Willy Adames went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer on Sunday in a 4-3 win over the A's. Adames took Cole Irvin deep in the fifth inning with a 103.8 mile per hour homer that would drive in three runs to tie the game. It was the only hit of the day for the 25-year-old shortstop, who's hitting just .189 on the year following Sunday's action. Adames could be in danger of losing playing time once the team believes number one prospect Wander Franco is ready for the majors.
Yankees vs. Rays Betting Prediction
The Yankees are 8-21 in their last 29 meetings with the Rays and have dropped four of their last five meetings at Tropicana Field. The Yankees are also 2-7 in their last nine games versus American League East rivals, while the Rays are 4-1 in their last five games coming off a win and 6-2 in their last eight games overall.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS +115