The New York Yankees are having a September to forget as they have dropped five of their past six games while posting a 6-6 record so far this month. The Bronx Bombers will hope to rectify their losing ways and stay in the AL East race when they visit the Tampa Bay Rays Monday.
The Yankees and Rays met earlier in September with the Yankees taken a tight series 2-1. Despite the Yanks fighting for the division crown they only outscored the lowly Rays 13-9 over that three-game set.
CC Sabathia will take the mound for the Yankees, with plenty of experience against the Rays. Over his career, the big leftie has faced the Rays 37 times with a 13-14 record and a 3.83 ERA. Those numbers include one start this season when Sabathia pitched seven innings while surrendering three earned runs.
If one Rays’ batter is happy to see Sabathia it is Evan Longoria who is hitting .429 with four home runs and nine RBIs in the past five seasons against the leftie.
Erasmo Ramirez is expected to get the ball for the Rays Monday, which will mark the sixth time in his career he faces the Yankees. Ramirez has posted a 2-0 record with s 1.80 ERA against the Yanks this season.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Betting fans looking to pick the Tampa Bay Rays in this matchup found them as -108 favorites on the MLB money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was 8 at its open earlier today and hovering near that number at Bodog.
Odds – VSB
prediction models pick the Yankees to win this game 5.3-4.6. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.
New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
69-73 Tampa Bay battles the Yankees, currently with a 78-64 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Tampa Bay vs New York injuries news.
This game matches up the No. 20 (Tampa Bay Rays) and the No. 11 (New York Yankees) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.
When it comes to getting on base, the visiting New York Yankees rank No. 9 at 8.75 hits per game. That compares with the Tampa Bay Rays No. 24 ranking in that category.
New York brings the No. 18-rated defense to this matchup, facing the Rays’s No. 8-ranked defense.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
New York threw a shutout at Toronto in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by Masahiro Tanaka to defeat Toronto 5-0 on Sunday.
The Rays got to extra innings, but lost when they got there against Boston on Sunday; it was a 2-0 final at Tropicana Field in MLB wagering action.
- NY Yankees is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
- NY Yankees is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees’s last 9 games on the road
- NY Yankees is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Tampa Bay
- Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
- Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
- The total has gone OVER in 10 of Tampa Bay’s last 14 games at home
- Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
Next Betting Matchups
New York at Tampa Bay, Tuesday, September 15th