The Tampa Bay Rays take on the New York Yankees at Tropicana Field, where they’ll start off a three-game series today. These two American League East rivals arrive to this series in different forms. On one hand, Tampa Bay earned a series win over the Baltimore Orioles with a 4-1 triumph in Sunday’s rubber game, while the Bombers dropped 2 out of 3 to the Boston Red Sox with a 3-0 loss. Fortunately for them, the Yankees own a comfortable advantage in the season series thus far, having won seven of the 10 meetings.
After looking like a juggernaut throughout the majority of the season, the Yankees have been struggling for a few weeks now, and couldn’t get anything going against the Boston pitching staff in another loss during the weekend. But we can’t ignore the fact that this is the second-highest scoring offense in baseball at 5.23 runs per game on a strong .770 team OPS, also second-best. Aaron Judge is having a historic campaign, posting a 1.086 OPS with an MLB-high 46 homers, 12 stolen bases and 100 driven in.
The pitching matchup is looking heavily in favor of the Bombers as they are sending Gerrit Cole to the mound to kick things off. He is holding a 9-4 record with a 3.38 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over 138.1 innings pitched while striking out 178. The 31-year-old tossed seven scoreless innings against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday, allowing four hits while striking out eight. The Rays reply back with Ryan Yarbrough, who has struggled throughout the whole season. He is currently 0-7 with a 5.08 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP over 56.2 innings pitched while striking out 40 across 8 starts.
Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Game Information
- Date: 08/15/2022
- Time: 07:05 PM ET
- Location: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York.
- How to Watch: Rays vs Yankees Fox Sports Sun
- Live Stream: MLB.TV
Rays vs Yankees Betting Lines
Rays are +195 according to our Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $195. On the other side, Yankees are -235 according to the Vegas MLB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $43.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines have Rays at a 33.90%% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Yankees have 70.15% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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