The Yankees are on a roll and now not only have a good shot to sneak into the playoffs but seem as if that is what they are destined to do. Masahiro Tanaka (12-4, 3.11 ERA) will take the mound this afternoon looking for the Yanks’ seventh-straight win as he and the Bombers face Chris Archer (8-17, 4.06 ERA) and the Tampa Bay Rays.
- The Yankees have won 6 straight games when Tanaka has started.
- The total has gone OVER Tampa’s last 5 games.
- In 3 starts, Tanaka has limited the Rays to a .162 batting average.
Tanaka and the Yankees have been brilliant since the trade deadline and now sit 10 games over .500. The Japanese international has been one of the most consistent pitchers in the majors since crossing the Pacific and this season has been no different. The sinker-splitter specialist has gone 6-1 in his 14 starts at Yankee stadium and is 2-0 against the Rays this year.
Chris Archer once again looks like himself as he’s allowed three or fewer runs in four-straight starts. The long-ball had been a problem for the North Carolina native early in the season but he has allowed just four in his last nine starts. Archer, however, has struggled to a 5.79 ERA on the road this year and allowed five runs in six innings in his last start in the Big Apple.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
The visiting Tampa Bay Rays were 134 moneyline underdogs in this one earlier in the day at most online sportsbooks including Bovada. The total was 7.5 at Bet365 for those preferring over under betting.
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 5.6-4.0 result in favor of the Yankees. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The New York Yankees bring a 75-65 record to the battle against the 59-81 Rays. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and New York vs Tampa Bay injuries news.
The Odds – Shark
MLB Power Rankings have the New York Yankees at No. 3 and the Tampa Bay Rays at No. 25 heading into this contest.
Scoring stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features the New York Yankees No. 20-ranked scoring average of 4.27 runs per game, against a Tampa Bay Rays offense rated No. 22 and scoring 4.24 runs per game. The Yankees have averaged 8.54 hits per game to date this season, more than the Rays hitters have managed (8.29 per nine innings).
Tampa Bay brings the No. 16-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Yankees’s No. 11-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Tampa Bay didn’t get the job done in their last match, falling 7-5 to New York on Friday at Yankee Stadium.
- Tampa Bay is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Tampa Bay is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games
- Tampa Bay is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
- NY Yankees is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
- NY Yankees is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
- NY Yankees is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- NY Yankees is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Tampa Bay at New York, Sunday, September 11th