Yankees vs. Rays MLB Prediction
The Yankees are already having issues and they’ve had plenty of problems winning in Tampa. Will that change on Tuesday night when they open a new series versus the Rays at 7:10 p.m. ET?
963 New York Yankees (+132) at 964 Tampa Bay Rays (-143); o/u 8
7:10 p.m. ET, Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Tropicana Field, Tampa, FL
New York Yankees DFS SPIN
Rougned Odor went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two RBI on Sunday in the Yankees' loss to the Red Sox. Odor kicked off the scoring with an RBI single to center field off southpaw Martín Pérez in the third inning and also obliterated a solo homer in the sixth inning. The 27-year-old infielder has gone deep three times in nine games since the All-Star break.
Tampa Bay Rays DFS Spin
Nelson Cruz clobbered a solo homer on Sunday in the Rays' loss to Cleveland. Cruz put the Rays ahead briefly with a 406-foot line-drive laser beam to straightaway center field -- his 21st round-tripper of the season -- off righty Triston McKenzie in the sixth inning. It was his lone hit in three at-bats in this one. The 41-year-old ageless wonder has already gone deep twice in three games since being dealt to the Rays earlier this week. He's hitting .289/.367/.542 with 47 runs scored, 21 homers, 52 RBI and three steals across 360 plate appearances overall this season.
Yankees vs. Rays Betting Prediction
The Yankees are 5-12 in their last 17 games versus the Rays at Tropicana Field and are 9-21 in their last 30 meetings versus Tampa overall. They’re also 1-4 in their last five games as a road underdog, are 1-4 in their last five road games and are 3-7 in their last 10 games versus American League East rivals. The Rays, meanwhile, are 5-1 in their last six games overall, are 4-0 in their last four games following a loss and are 9-1 in their last 10 games versus an opponent with a winning record.
MLB BETTING PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS -143