Yankees vs Rays Best Bet 5/28/22

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New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Saturday, May 28th, 04:10 ET
Location: Tropicana Field
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Money Line: Yankees -140 / Rays 117 (Get better lines >>>)
Total Line: 7.0


New York: Gerrit Cole (4-1, 3.31)
Tampa Bay: Corey Kluber (1-2, 4.42)

Yankees Projected Lineup

Aaron Hicks CF
Marwin Gonzalez 3B
Joey Gallo RF
Aaron Judge CF
Isiah Kiner-Falefa SS
Jose Trevino C
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Gleyber Torres 2B
DJ LeMahieu 2B
Gerrit Cole P

Rays Projected Lineup

Mike Zunino C
Taylor Walls SS
Randy Arozarena LF
Manuel Margot CF
Vidal Brujan RF
Yandy Díaz 3B
Ji-Man Choi 1B
Kevin Kiermaier CF
Wander Franco SS
Corey Kluber P


New York Yankees: 33-13-0 SU / OU 21-25-0 / Run Line W/L 24-22-0
Tampa Bay Rays: 26-19-0 SU / OU 20-22-3 / Run Line W/L 21-24-0The Tampa Bay Rays host the New York Yankees on Saturday, May 28th at Tropicana Field. The first pitch in this matchup is scheduled for 04:10 ET. The MLB Odds Board places New York as the favorite (-140), with an OU line set at 7.0.

Recent Form

Heading into today’s game, New York will be looking to tack on another win after taking down the Tampa Bay by the score of 2-0. On their way to the victory, the pitching staff gave up 0 runs on 2 hits. On offense, New York’s lineup put together a total of 6 hits, leading to 2 runs. New York picked up the win, despite getting 124.0 on the moneyline. l Together, the Yankees and Tampa Bay stayed below the OU line set at 7.0 runs. With this result, New York’s over-under record dropped even further, moving to just 21-25-0.

The Yankees come into this game with a 4-1 record of their last 5 contests. During this time, they have an average scoring differential 8. In their last 5 contests, New York is averaging 4.4 runs per game, right in line with their season average of 4.72. So far, New York has won over half of their 15 series played, going 12-2-1.

The Rays will look to get back on track after dropping their last game by a score of 2-0 to the Yankees. Even in the loss, the pitching staff allowed just 2 runs on 6 hits. The Rays’ offense ended the game with just 0 runs on 2 hits. Tampa Bay dropped the game despite being favored at -134.0. For the season, the team has been favored in 34 games, winning at a rate of 62.0%. Combined, the Ray’s and the Yankees’ run total fell below the OU line of 7.0 runs. Now, Tampa Bay had an over-under record of 20-22-3.

In their last 5 contests, Rays have just 2 wins, going 2-3. This recent slump is backed by a scoring margin of -3 over their last 5 games. Even with their recent struggles, the offense has been steady, averaging 3.4 runs per game. This is right in line with their season average of 4.24. On the season, Tampa Bay has won more than half of their series, going 9-6-0.

Pitching Matchup

The New York Yankees will send Gerrit Cole to the mound with an overall record of 4-1. To date, Cole has an ERA of 3.31 while lasting an average of 5.69 innings per appearance. Through 9 outings, opposing teams have combined for a batting average of 0.213. Cole is giving up home runs at a rate similar to the league average, allowing 1.05 per 9 innings. In terms of strikeouts, Gerrit Cole has a strong strikeout percentage of 28.99%, including a per game average 6.88. Throughout the season, Cole has avoided walking batters, allowing just 2.09 per contest.

The Tampa Bay Rays will send Corey Kluber to the mound with an overall record of 1-2. To date, Kluber has an ERA of 4.42 while lasting an average of 4.78 innings per appearance. Opposing teams have hit the ball well against the right-hander, with a batting average of 0.275. Home runs have been an issue for Kluber, as he is allowing an average of 1.18 per 9 innings pitched. Up to this point, Kluber has a strikeout percentage of just 22.0% and a per game average of 4.625. Throughout the season, Kluber has avoided walking batters, allowing just 1.86 per contest.

New York vs Tampa Bay History

For the season, New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays will be playing their 2nd game of the season. So far, New York is leading the season series, 2-0. The over-under record in this series sits at 1-1. The average run total in these games is 7.79 runs per game. In these matchups, the average scoring differential sits at 3.5 runs. Dating back to last season, the Tampa Bay picked up 11 wins compared to 8, taking the season series. In these 19 meetings, the two teams combined for an over-under record of 9-10. Last year, the Yankees and Rays averaged 7.79 runs per game. The average scoring differential in this series was 4.0 runs per game.

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Betting Trends

  • NY Yankees is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • NY Yankees is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • Tampa Bay is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing NY Yankees

New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

In today’s AL East matchup between New York and Tampa Bay, look for the Yankees to pick up a decisive win. On the season, New York has hit the 6th most home runs vs right-handed pitching. I expect the Yankees to have a good night at the plate of Corey Kluber. I recommend New York on the moneyline.

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