Rays vs. Yankees Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays edged the New York Yankees on Monday night in a key AL East battle. Will the Rays be able to duplicate that tonight at 7:05PM ET?
913 Tampa Bay Rays vs. 914 New York Yankees
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
7:05PM ET – Yankee Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers, the Yankees are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -165 to win. The Rays are listed with a money line of +145 to prevail, while the over/under total is listed at 10 runs. The public betting for the contest currently has 72 percent going on New York at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Rays wins third straight
Tampa has won three straight and six of its last seven after picking up a 5-4 win over the Yankees on Monday night. The Rays are 56-40 on the season, 30-18 on the road and 48-39 with the under. Tampa has reliever Ryne Stanek getting the start tonight. He is 0-2 on the season with a 3.14 ERA.
The Rays put up three runs in the top of the ninth to get the 1-run win on Monday night. Travis d’Arnaud had a dominant performance, hitting three home runs while driving in all five runs for the Rays. His three-run shot in the ninth sparked the win. Willy Adames and Kevin Kiermaier each had two hits as well. Blake Snell threw five innings and allowed one run on three hits. Andrew Kittredge got his first win of the year by pitching 1.2 innings of relief.
Yankees struggling at the plate
The Yankees dropped the opener of this series on Monday and have lost four of their last six. In all six games, New York has scored four runs or less. New York is now 59-33 on the season, 33-16 at home and 48-40 with the over. New York has CC Sabathia getting the start today. He is 5-4 on the year with a 4.03 ERA.
Aroldis Chapman blew his fourth save of the season on Monday night, giving up the three-run home run in the ninth to fall to 2-2 on the year. James Paxton threw six innings and gave up just two runs on seven hits in the start. Edwin Encarnacion continued to hit well for his new team, putting up a pair of home runs and three RBI. He has 27 long balls on the year. DJ LeMahieu had another two hits to move his average up to .331.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 5-1 in their last six road games and 6-1 in their last seven division games.
The Yankees have won six of their last seven Game 2’s of a series and 49 of their last 69 division games.
Sabathia continues to pitch pretty well. He has been getting deeper into games as of late as well, pitching seven innings against the Rays in his last start. Stanek was beat up for four runs by the Yankees the last time he pitched against them and he has a 9.35 ERA against New York this season in seven appearances. However, New York is struggling at the plate right now and Tampa has a lot of solid arms that will replace Stanek. Sabathia is sure to give up a few runs and New York doesn’t have their best arm available out of the bullpen.
MLB Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays +145