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

by Dirty on September 20, 2011

Betting on New York Yankees Baseball If familiarity breeds contempt, there should be animosity aplenty on Tuesday when the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees meet at Yankee Stadium.

Righthander Wade Davis will take the mound for the Rays to start this game. Davis is 10-9 this season with a 4.41 ERA.

It’ll be Ivan Nova toeing the rubber for the Yankees in this contest. Righthander Nova is 15-3 with a 3.76 ERA so far this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 160-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game’s total is sitting at 9.

The Rays were an 8-5 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Sox. That made winners of bettors who got Tampa Bay at -141 on the moneyline, while the total score (13) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Yankees were a 6-4 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Twins. That made winners of bettors who got New York at -280 on the moneyline, while the total score (10) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has won 2 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 85-67 SU
New York: 92-60 SU

Tampa Bay most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After playing Boston are 8-2
After a win are 7-3

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games on the road
NY Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of NY Yankees’s last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Yankees’s last 14 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone OVER in 10 of NY Yankees’s last 15 games at home

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

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