A clear difference in approach is apparent with the top two teams in the American League East. First place New York is renowned as an iconic world wide brand. And as one of the most popular teams on the baseball betting odds today board. Second place Tampa Bay operates in relative anonymity. Fan support is so lacking that the Rays are considering a split season home at Montreal. Payroll for the Yankees is a minor accounting issue. By contrast it’s a matter of life and death for the Rays. Tampa Bay somehow is in the American League wild card race.
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays
|Date and Time:||Sunday, July 7, 2019, 1:10 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Tropicana Field, Tampa, Florida|
|Yankees vs. Rays TV Coverage:||TBS|
Yankees and Rays Lead AL East
Now the Yankees lead the American League East with a record of 54-29. New York has won eight of their last 10 games. The Bronx Bombers have gone under the total in only 34 games. Accordingly, they rank first for run production and 10th for earned run average. Tampa Bay is 50-36 with only 34 games going over the number. Correspondingly the Rays have won six of their last nine games. Tampa Bay ranks 19th for run production and first for ERA. Despite the disparity in payroll and fan support the Rays somehow thrive.
Yankees Probable Starter and Bullpen
Left hander James Paxton (5-3, 1.45 WHIP, 4.09 ERA). Fashion New York has beaten the baseball odds today in three of his last four starts. MLB bullpen metrics have the Yankees ranked 10th. Aroldis Chapman has 23 saves with a 1.36 ERA. Further, Chapman has 47 strikeouts in 33 innings of work.
Rays Probable Starter and Bullpen
By contrast right hander Ryne Stanek (0-1, 1.13 WHIP, 2.64 ERA) goes for Tampa Bay. The Rays have won five of his last seven starts. Overall the Tampa Bay bullpen is a major online wagering asset. The Rays have the top ranked bullpen in MLB.
New York and Tampa Bay Betting Trends
Late on the Yankees have won five of their last eight away games. Seven of their last nine road tilts have gone over the total. By contrast the Rays have won six of their last eight home games. Only two of Tampa Bay’s last five home tilts cleared the total.
Yankees vs. Rays Head to Head with Spread
Commencing with the last ten games between these teams New York has won eight times. Four of the last six between these teams went under the total. Additionally, the Yankees have won five of their last seven games at Tampa Bay. Only three of the last ten between these teams at the Trop have gone under the total.
Matchup to Watch
In this situation the depth of the Yankees is the baseball odds today matchup advantage. New York simply has more weaponry. Consistent with that is the dominance of Chapman. Clearly, he is one of the most dominant closers of all time.
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks
As mentioned earlier New York owns their series with Tampa Bay.
Baseball Odds Today Betting Online Pick: New York Yankees
Baseball Odds Today Betting Online Score Prediction: Yankees 6, Rays 3
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