Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees odds, picks and best bets

The Tampa Bay Rays. (14-9) and New York Yankees. (16-6) close out a four-game series Tuesday; first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.M. ET from Yankee Stadium. We analyze the Rays.-Yankees. MLB betting odds and lines, with picks and best bets.

Season Series: The Rays. have won three out of the four meetings so far and remain in striking distance of the AL East-leading Yankees..

Rays. at Yankees.: Projected starting pitchers

LHP Blake Snell at RHP Masahiro Tanaka.

Snell in 2020: 1-0, 2.08 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 20:4 K:BB in 4 GS (13 IP).

  • Last start: 8/12, Win – 5 IP, 0 ER, 4 H, and 6 K at the Boston Red Sox last Wednesday.
  • Snell has had to build up his innings limit and stamina; he’s been carefully managed following last year’s surgery to remove loose bodies in his elbow. He looked set for a full role in his last start, so expect him to act like a true SP moving forward.
  • Career at Yankee Stadium: 4.23 ERA in 17 GS.
  • Tanaka in 2020: 0-0, 2.31 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 11:3 K:BB in 3 GS (11 2/3 IP).

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  • Last start: 8/12, No-decision – 4 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 2 BB, 3 K vs. Atlanta Braves.
  • Career at Yankee Stadium: 3.37 ERA in 84 GS.
  • Career vs. Rays.: 3.07 ERA in 19 GS.
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    Rays. at Yankees.: Key injuries

    (Get the latest injury news here.).


  • SP Charlie Morton (shoulder) questionable for next start.
  • RP Jose Alvarado (shoulder) out.
  • RP Oliver Drake (biceps) out.
  • Yankees.

  • RF Aaron Judge (calf) out.
  • OF/DH Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) out.
  • 2B DJ LeMahieu (thumb) out.
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    Rays. at Yankees.: Odds, lines, picks and betting tips

    MLB odds courtesy of BetMGM; access USA TODAY Sports for a full list. Odds last updated at 9 a.M. ET.


    Rays. 4, Yankees. 3

    Moneyline (ML)

  • Rays. (-110)
  • Yankees. (100)
  • The books are predicting Snell to halt New York’s six-game win streak, and it’s not an unfounded bet considering his recent form. He’s the type of ace-level pitcher who could quiet New York’s bats, who are missing three key pieces in Judge, LeMahieu, and Stanton.

    BET the Rays. (-110).

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    Run line/Against the spread (ATS)

  • Rays. -1.5 (+140)
  • Yankees. +1.5 (-167)
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    As enticing as the +140 mark is for the Rays.’ run line, I’ll avoid it. Also, the Yankees. don’t get enough of a reward for keeping this one close. PASS.

    Over/Under (O/U)

  • Over 8.5 (-110).
  • Under 8.5 (-110).
  • Given that Tanaka works well at home and Snell has a good outlook, I’d make a light wager and BET THE Under 8.5 (-110)..

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