Rays vs. Yankees Wednesday Pick
The New York Yankees kicked off their series against AL East rival Tampa Bay with a victory on Tuesday night. Will they also beat the Rays on Wednesday when these divisional foes meet again at 7:05 p.m. ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
7:05 p.m. ET, Yankee Stadium
TV: TB (FS SUN); NYY (YES)
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Public Betting Trends
Oddsmakers from online sportsbooks currently list the Yankees as a -200 favorite. As of this writing, 65% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Yankees to beat the Rays on the moneyline. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our MLB Public Betting Page for updated figures on this game.
Rays’ Faria to start vs. Yankees on Wednesday night
Jake Faria will return to the Rays' rotation on Wednesday versus the Yankees. Faria's last two appearances have come in relief, but it looks like he might finish out the season in a starting role. The 25-year-old right-hander holds a 4.97 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and 44/26 K/BB ratio in 54 1/3 innings this season with Tampa Bay. He makes for a poor fantasy streaming option against the Bronx Bombers.
Yankees’ Cessa pitched effectively in last spot start in July
Luis Cessa pitched effectively in his spot start Wednesday, allowing two runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Rays. There wasn't much support today, so Cessa fell to 1-2 with a 3.10 ERA. Both of Cessa's starts last month went well but he bounced back-and-forth between the big league club and Triple-A.
MLB Betting Trends
The Rays are 2-5 in their last seven road games.
The Yankees have dropped nine of Cessa’s last 13 starts.
The Rays are just 6-22 in their last 28 games played at Yankee Stadium and are 21-50 in their last 71 road games when facing a team with a home winning percentage of greater than .600. Meanwhile, the Yankees are 7-2 in their last nine games overall, are 6-1 in their last seven games against a right-handed starter and are 61-21 in their last 82 home games.
The Pick: New York Yankees -1.5 (-110)