Rays vs. Yankees Odds & Predictions 8/16/22

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Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees

Date: Tuesday August 16th, 07:05 ET

Location: Yankee Stadium

TV: Bally Sports Sun

Money Line: Rays +152 / Yankees -165 (BetOnline – Be sure to check out their awesome 500K NFL handicapping contest in which first place takes 200K cash!)

Total Line: 7.5


Tampa Bay: Jeffrey Springs (4-3, 2.56)
New York: Nestor Cortes (3-1, 2.05)

Rays Projected Lineup

Luke Raley RF
Taylor Walls SS
Brandon Lowe 2B
Francisco Mejía C
Yandy Díaz 3B
Roman Quinn OF
Randy Arozarena LF
Isaac Paredes 3B
Christian Bethancourt 1B
Jeffrey Springs P

Yankees Projected Lineup

Aaron Hicks CF
Isiah Kiner-Falefa SS
Josh Donaldson 3B
Aaron Judge RF
Andrew Benintendi LF
Jose Trevino C
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Gleyber Torres 2B
DJ LeMahieu 3B
Nestor Cortes P


Tampa Bay Rays: 61-53-0 SU / OU 51-54-9 / Run Line W/L 54-60-0
New York Yankees: 72-44-0 SU / OU 56-56-4 / Run Line W/L 52-64-0

The New York Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday August 16th at Yankee Stadium. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 07:05 ET. The MLB Odds Board places New York as the favorite (-190), with an OU line set at 7.5.

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The Tampa Bay Rays are coming off a 4 run win over the Marlins by a score of 4-0. Overall, the team’s pitching staff limited the Marlins to 0 runs on 9 hits. The Rays benefited from an offense that generated 4 runs on 5 hits. Tampa Bay picked up the win, despite getting 205.0 on the moneyline. y Combined, the Rays and Marlins fell short of the over-under betting line of 7.0 runs. So far, Tampa Bay has been a good candidate to fall below the betting line, as their over-under record sits at just 51-54-9.

The Rays come into this game with a 3-2 record over their last 5 contests. During this time, they have an average scoring differential of +5. Tampa Bay’s offense heads into action averaging 4.4 runs per game in their last 5 contests. Similar to their season average of 4.11. So far, Tampa Bay has won over half of their 37 series played, going 18-16-3.

New York will be looking to move on from a tough loss to the Padres by the score of 4-0. Despite the losing effort, the team’s pitchers held the Padres to 4 runs and 5 hits. The Yankees offense ended the game with just 0 runs on 9 hits. New York came away with a loss, despite being favored on the moneyline (-250.0). So far, the team has won 64.0% of the games in which they were favored. Combined, the Yankees and Padres’ run total fell below the over-under line of 7.0 runs. With this outcome, the team’s over-under record drops back to even at 56-56-4.

In their last 5 contests, the Yankees have just 1 win, going 1-4. During this time, the team has a run differential of -8. If New York is going to pick up their play, they need to improve their offensive performance. Over their last 5 contests, they are averaging just 1.6 runs per game, compared to a season average of 5.14. On the season, New York has won more than half of their series, going 23-11-5.

Pitching Matchup

The Tampa Bay Rays will send Jeffrey Springs to the mound with an overall record of 4-3. To date, Springs has an ERA of 2.56 while lasting an average of 3.66 innings per appearance. Compared to other starters, the left-hander has a high BA allowed, currently sitting at 0.232. Opponents are hitting for power against Springs, as his HR/9 figure sits at 1.18. On the season, Jeffrey Springs has had no problem racking up strikeouts, posting a strikeout percentage of 27.0%. This includes a per game average of 3.96 K’s per game. Command has been a problem for Springs, as he is giving up 1.92 walks per outing.

In today’s game, New York turns to starter Nestor Cortes. For the year, he has a record of 3-1. Through 5 appearances, Cortes has an ERA of just 2.05 while averaging 5.22 innings per appearance. Hits have been hard to come by against the right-hander, as his batting average allowed is just 0.144. Not only does Cortes have a strong batting average allowed, but he has also avoided giving up home runs. In his previous outings, opponents are averaging just 0.69 home runs allowed per 9 innings. In terms of strikeouts, Cortes is averaging just 5.8 K’s per game. So far, he has struck out 27.0% of the batters he has faced. Throughout the season, Cortes has avoided walking batters, allowing just 4.78 per contest.

Tampa Bay vs New York History

For the season, the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees will be playing their 12th game of the season. Currently, New York is winning the season series 7-4. Through 11 games, the series over-under record is 4-7, with the average run total sitting at 7.79 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 2.09 runs. Going back to last year, Tampa Bay won the season series, 11 games to 8. The over-under record in last year’s matchups was 9-10, with the average run total being 7.79 runs per game. On average, the winning team won by a margin of 4.0 runs per contest.

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Betting Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
  • Tampa Bay is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing NY Yankees
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees’s last 6 games
  • NY Yankees is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees Prediction

Heading into Tuesday’s AL East matchup between Tampa Bay and New York, the Yankees are the favorite to come away with the win. Even though New York is in the middle of a mini-slump, look for Nestor Cortes to lead them to a win. Cortes has taken 2 straight no-decisions, despite putting together 2 solid performances. I like New York on the moneyline.

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