AL East Preview: New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays

by Dirty on September 27, 2011

Betting on Rays Baseball The division rival New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays are set to renew hostilities on Tuesday when they meet at Tropicana Field.

The Yankees will trot Bartolo Colon out to the mound in this one. Righthander Colon has a 8-9 record and a 4.02 ERA this season.

Colon’s opponent in this one will be Jeremy Hellickson. The Rays righthander has a 2.90 ERA to go along with a 13-10 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 190-moneyline favorites versus the Yankees, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

In their last action, New York was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Rays. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -205 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Current streak:
New York has lost 2 straight games.
Tampa Bay has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
New York: 97-63 SU
Tampa Bay: 89-71 SU

New York most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 3-7
Before playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 5-5
After playing NY Yankees are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games when playing at home against NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing NY Yankees

Next up:
Tampa Bay home to NY Yankees, Wednesday, September 28

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