The Rays will host the Yankees today at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, and they will be looking to move above .500 for the season. However, the money line odds have the Yankees as the slight favorite (-108), and they are 2nd in the AL East with a record of 55-38. Marcus Stroman will be starting for the Yankees, while the Rays are going with Zach Eflin.

Wednesday's over/under line is at 8 runs, and the game will be televised on BSSUN. First pitch is currently scheduled for 6:50 PM ET.

TAMPA BAY RAYS VS NEW YORK YANKEES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays Moneyline -110

This game will be played at Tropicana Field at 6:50 ET on Wednesday, July 10th.

HOW TO BET THE YANKEES VS RAYS:

  • We have the Rays winning by a score of 6 to 5
  • If you're looking for a run line pick, we also like the Rays to cover
  • As for an over/under pick, we have this game finishing with 11 runs and like the over

Tampa Bay picked up a 5-3 win over the Yankees in the most recent game of this series. The Rays had a huge 1st inning, scoring four of their five runs. As for the Yankees, they scored their first run in the 7th and added two more in the 8th.

Ryan Pepiot got the win for the Rays, going 5 2/3 innings and giving up just one run. He finished the game with seven strikeouts but issued three walks. As for the Yankees, Carlos Rodon got the start and took the loss, giving up four earned runs in four innings of work.

At the plate, Isaac Paredes and Amed Rosario each had two RBIs for the Rays. Ben Rice hit the game's only home run for the Yankees, going 1/5 with two RBIs.

Yankees Records & Stats

The Yankees are 55-38 overall this season, putting them three games behind the Orioles for the AL East lead. So far, they have gone just 13-17 in AL East matchups. New York will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak today, and they are 3-7 over their last 10 games.

At home, the Yankees are 25-19 this season, and they have gone 30-19 on the road. The Yankees have been the favorite in most of their games, coming in with a mark of 43-32 as the favorite. As the underdog, the Yankees are 12-6 this year. So far, their overall series record is 16-9-3, but they have dropped two straight series.

When the Yankees are favored, they are just 35-40 against the run line, and they have lost two straight run line bets as the favorite. However, when they are the underdog, they are 14-4 against the run line. Overall, their run line record is 49-44, and they have an average run differential of +1.1 runs per game.

The Yankees are on the road against the Rays today, with the over/under line set at 8 runs. Their combined run average is 9.0, and their over/under record for the season is 48-41. When the line is set at 8 runs, their record is 7-8-2. The over/under line has been set at 8 runs for 60 of their games this season, which accounts for 64.5% of their games.

New York is sending right-hander Marcus Stroman to the mound today vs. the Rays. Stroman is coming off a rough outing vs. the Reds, where he took the loss and gave up five earned runs in five innings of work. In his 18 starts, Stroman has a record of 7-4 and an ERA of 3.58. Looking at his numbers on the road, Stroman is 5-1 with a 3.0 ERA. At home, his record is 2-3, and his ERA is 4.91. Stroman has made seven quality starts this year and is averaging 6.79 strikeouts per nine innings.

Not only do the Yankees lead the league in home runs, but they are also the top-scoring team in the league, averaging 5 runs per game. This has been even better on the road, where they are averaging 5.3 runs per contest. As a team, they are batting .248, which is 7th in the league, and have the best walk rate in the league.

Aaron Judge has been the league's top run producer this season, with 83 RBIs and is also tied for the most homers in the league at 32. Judge is batting .308 for the season. Juan Soto is also having a strong season, with a batting average of .291 and 21 homers. DJ LeMahieu is currently on a three-game hitting streak, while Giancarlo Stanton has a streak of 10 games.

Rays Records & Stats

Tampa Bay is 45-46 overall and trail the Orioles by 12 games in the AL East. Currently, they are in 4th place in the division and are 11-17 in AL East matchups. The Rays took the first game of this series vs. the Yankees and have an overall series record of 15-11-2 this year.

At home, the Rays are 24-25 this year and an even 21-21 on the road. So far, they have been the favorite in 50 games, going 26-24 in those matchups. As for their games as the underdog, the Rays are 19-22 this year. Tampa Bay has won two straight at home, and their overall record as the home underdog is 7-9.

The Rays have been a solid run line bet on the road this season, going 25-17. They have a negative run differential on the season but have been able to cover the run line in 17 of 41 home games. They have covered the run line in two straight games and have been a better bet as the underdog, going 24-17.

When the Tampa Bay Rays are at home, the over/under line is set at 8 runs for their games. The Rays have a combined run average of 8.7 runs per game this season, and their over/under record is 44-42. When the over/under line is set at 8 runs, their record is 10-12-1. So far this season, 40.7% of their games have had over/under lines set at over 8 runs, while 34.1% have had lines set at under 8 runs.

Zach Eflin will be looking to build off his last outing, where he came away with the win. In that start vs. the Royals, he went 5 innings, giving up 5 earned runs, and 1 homer. Looking back further, Eflin had given up at least one homer in three straight starts before that outing. Eflin's ERA for the season is 4.19, along with a record of 5-5. Opponents are batting .260 off the right-hander this season. So far, he has made 16 appearances and 5 of them have been quality starts.

Isaac Paredes has been one of the Rays' top run producers this season, as his 50 RBIs are the best mark on the team. He also leads the team with 15 homers, which is 12th in the league. However, Paredes has struggled of late, hitting just 4/25 in his last seven games. Yandy Diaz comes into the game on a three-game hitting streak and is batting .270 for the season with eight homers.

As a team, the Rays are batting just .235, which is 13th in the league, and are averaging only 4 runs per game. This is also the 18th ranked home run hitting team in the league. Overall, their team slugging percentage of .369 is 23rd in the league.