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

by Dirty on September 21, 2011

Betting on New York Yankees Baseball The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Yankee Stadium.

James Shields will be the starting pitcher for the Rays on this day. Righthander Shields is 15-11 this season with a 2.78 ERA.

Shields’s opponent in this one will be CC Sabathia. The Yankees lefthander has a 3.01 ERA to go along with a 19-8 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 142-moneyline favorites versus the Yankees, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

Tampa Bay was a 5-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Yankees. They lost as +142 underdogs, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
New York has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 85-68 SU
New York: 93-60 SU

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

New York most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 6-4
After playing Tampa Bay are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay’s last 8 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
NY Yankees are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
NY Yankees are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games

Next up:
NY Yankees home to Tampa Bay, Wednesday, September 21

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