Rays vs. Yankees Prediction
The New York Yankees have won their first two games in their home series against the Tampa Bay Rays to extend their lead in the AL East standings to 2.5 games. Can Tampa Bay salvage the final game of the series this afternoon?
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Yankee Stadium at 1:05PM ET
TV: MLB Network
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are a -127 favorite on the moneyline. The Yankees are a +117 underdog, while the total is set at 9 runs. As of Wednesday morning, 52 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Tampa Bay. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Rays doubled up by Yanks
Tampa Bay fell by a 6-3 score at New York Tuesday night to drop to 43-30 overall and 23-12 on the road. Travis d'Arnaud helped pace the Rays offense as he ended the contest 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Tommy Pham went 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Avisail Garcia and Mike Zunino were both 1-for-4 with an RBI. Chaz Roe took the loss as he surrendered three earned runs on five hits over two-thirds of an inning of relief, striking out two and walking none. Blake Snell will start today for Tampa Bay as he enters with a 4-5 record, 3.70 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 101 strikeouts over 75 1/3 innings.
Maybin continues torrid stretch
Cameron Maybin continued his hot hitting Tuesday night as he helped lead New York to a 6-3 home victory over Tampa Bay. Maybin ended the contest 3-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored. Edwin Encarnacion went 1-for-4 with a solo home run. Luke Voit was 3-for-3 with a double, a walk and an RBI. J.A. Happ picked up the win as he surrendered two earned runs on seven hits over five innings, striking out three and walking none. Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in a spotless ninth inning for his 19th save. C.C. Sabathia gets the start tonight for the Yankees as he enters with a 3-4 record, 4.42 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with 50 strikeouts over 57 innings pitched.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games. Tampa Bay is 17-7 in its last 24 Snell starts.
The Yankees are 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games. New York is 6-2 in the last eight Sabathia starts on Wednesdays.
Snell hasn't been great his last couple of starts and faces a New York lineup full of right-handed power here. While Sabathia wasn't very good in his last start, I think he gets run support today. The Yankees are a force to be reckoned with and I'm willing to take a shot on them at home against the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: NEW YORK YANKEES +117