Bet Jamaica MLB Preview — Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees

by Dirty on September 7, 2009

The Tampa Bay Rays will be fighting to snap a losing streak on Monday afternoon when they take on the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in the first game of a doubleheader.

The Rays will trot Matt Garza out to the mound in this one. Righthander Garza has a 7-9 record and a 4.01 ERA this season.

Garza’s opponent in this one will be CC Sabathia. The Yankees ace lefthander has a 3.48 ERA to go along with a 16-7 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 197-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game’s total is sitting at 8½.

The Rays lost to Detroit 5-3 as a -115 favorite on Sunday. The eight runs scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (9.5).

Evan Longoria hit a solo home run for Tampa Bay, while Wade Davis allowed one run on three hits with nine strikeouts in seven innings.

The Yankees lost to Toronto 14-8 as a -150 favorite on Sunday. The 22 runs scored went OVER the posted over/under total (10.5).

Nick Swisher and Melky Cabrera both homered and drove in three runs for New York, while Sergio Mitre was pounded for 11 runs on 11 hits in 4 1-3 innings.

Current streak:
Tampa Bay has lost 4 straight games.

Team records:
Tampa Bay: 72-64 SU
New York: 87-50 SU

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

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

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Tampa Bay’s last 13 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 4-8 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games
NY Yankees are 19-4 SU in their last 23 games at home
NY Yankees are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay

Next up:
NY Yankees home to Tampa Bay, Monday, September 7

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