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Yankees vs Rays Predictions & Best Bets | Picking Against the Spread

Posted: Aug 17, 2022Last updated: Aug 17, 2022

The Rays (61-53) will once again visit the Yankees (72-44) in Game 2 of this regular season double header on Wednesday, August 17 at Yankee Stadium in Bronx. Each team will be eager to come out on top as they work their way through the final stretch of the regular season. Catch all the action at 7:05 p.m. ET!

This season, the franchises have played in 10 contests and the Yankees have earned a win against their opponents. In their most recent meeting on Tuesday, the score was 1-3 in favor of the Yankees. The Yankees had no runs to the Rays four runs. We’ll see what plays out when it all goes down at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees vs Rays Prediction

The oddmakers believe that the Yankees have better chances of winning this one. Per FanDuel, they are at -148 odds for victory, while Tampa Bay are +126. Total runs for this contest is predicted to be 8.

In their previous game on Tuesday, the Yankees outplayed the Rays by a final score of 1-3. So far this season, the team is currently batting .243 thanks in large part to their top hitter, Aaron Judge, who has a batting average of .300. Defensively, they have an ERA of 3.28 and a .988 fielding percentage.

The Rays were beaten by the Yankees 1-3 the last time they played on Tuesday. The overall batting average for the team right now is .212, with Yandy Díaz leading his team hitting .272. In terms of defense, the team has an ERA of 3.48 and a .986 fielding percentage. Check out our evaluation of the odds and place your bets based on the teams’ recent performances!

The latest squad news is that the Yankees are without Giancarlo Stanton (Achilles), Michael King (Elbow), Miguel Castro (Shoulder), David LeMahieu (Toe), Zachary Britton (Elbow), Harrison Bader (Foot), Stephen Ridings (Shoulder), Chad Green (Elbow), Luis Severino (Lat) and Matthew Carpenter (Foot). And the Rays will play without Jon Chargois (Oblique), Michael Zunino (Shoulder), Manuel Margot (Knee), Shane Baz (Elbow), Andrew Kittredge (Elbow), Brendan McKay (Shoulder), Yonny Chirinos (Elbow), Wander Samuel Franco (Wrist), Jonathon Feyereisen (Shoulder), Nick Anderson (Elbow), Josh Fleming (Oblique), Matthew Wisler (Neck), Kevin Kiermaier (Hip) and Tyler Glasnow (Elbow).

Moneyline Pick: Yankees (-148) at FanDuel

The team is considered the favorite according to the betting market. In their last encounter against these opponents, the Yankees got the W 1-3.

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Yankees vs Rays Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: New York (-148), Tampa Bay (+126) at FanDuel
  • Run Line: New York -1.5 (+134), Tampa Bay 1.5 (-162) at FanDuel
  • Over/Under: Under 8 Runs (-102), Over 8 Runs (-120) at FanDuel

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Yankees vs Rays Betting Trends

  • Win % as favorite: Yankees 0.99%, Rays 0.67%
  • Win % as underdog: Yankees 0.06%, Rays 0.24%
  • Win-loss record last 10 games: New York 2-8, Tampa Bay 6-4

Runline Pick: Yankees -1.5 Runs (+134) at FanDuel

Wager: 1 unit

For our spread pick to win, the Yankees will need to win by the amount of the spread or more in order to cover.

Over/Under Pick: Under 8 Total Runs (-102) at FanDuel

Wager: 0.5 units

The Rays have recorded 2.9 runs per game over their last 10. Meanwhile, the Yankees have averaged 2.9 runs per game in the same stretch.

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