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Rays vs Yankees Odds, Lines & Spread (Aug 15)

John Perrotto

by John Perrotto in MLB Baseball

Aug 15, 2022 · 6:22 AM PDT

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole on the mound
Aug 3, 2022; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (45) reacts during the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
  • The Rays visit the Yankees on Monday night at Yankee Stadium
  • Lefty Ryan Yarbrough (0-7, 5.08) will start for Tampa Bay against Gerrit Cole (9-4, 3.38)
  • A look at the Rays vs Yankees odds can be found below with a pick

The New York Yankees will try to pull out of their skid as they host the Tampa Bay Rays at 7:05 p.m. ET Monday in the opener of a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.

The American League East-leading Yankees (72-43, 41-15) were blanked by the Boston Red Sox 3-0 on Sunday night on the road for their fourth loss in the last five games and ninth in their last 11. The Rays (60-53, 25-31) have won back-to-back games, including beating the visiting Baltimore Orioles 4-1 on Sunday, following a three-game losing streak.

The Yankees still hold a 10-game game lead in the AL East over the Toronto Blue Jays. The Rays are 1.5 games in front of the Orioles for the third AL wild card.

Rays vs Yankees Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Tampa Bay Rays +195 +1.5 (-105) O 8.0 (+100)
New York Yankees -230 -1.5 (-115) U 8.0 (-120)

Odds as of Aug. 15 at DraftKings Sportsbook

 

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New York has +425 World Series odds and the Rays’ odds are at +5000.

The weather forecast calls for mostly cloudy, a gametime temperature of 75 degrees with a low of 68 and southeast wind from 6-8 mph.

Tampa Bay vs New York Probable Pitchers

In Monday’s MLB lineups, left-hander Ryan Yarbrough (0-7, 5.08) is expected to pitch for the Rays against Gerrit Cole (9-4, 3.38). Both will be working on five days of rest.

Yarbrough vs Cole

Ryan Yarbrough
VS
Gerrit Cole
0-7 Record 9-4
5.08 ERA 3.38
4.84 xERA 3.08
1.36 WHIP 1.02
2.67 SO/W 5.39

Yarbrough will continue to look for his first win of the season in his ninth start and 14th game. He took the loss in relief last Tuesday against the Brewers in Milwaukee, giving three runs on four hits and one walk in 3.1 innings while striking out five.

He does have his good moments.

Yarbrough has had success against the Yankees, going 5-3 with a 2.64 ERA in 11 career games (three starts). He is 3-1 with a 2.55 ERA in five games (one start) at Yankee Stadium.

On the road this season, Yarbrough has an 0-5 record and 4.91 ERA in eight games (four starts). He is 0-5 with a 5.71 ERA in eight games (four starts) at night. The Rays are just 2-11 in games Yarbrough has pitched this season.

Cole is 0-2 with a 5.04 ERA in his last four starts but pitched seven shutout innings against the Mariners in a no-decision last Tuesday at Seattle. Cole scattered four hits, did not issue any walks, and struck out eight.

Against the Rays, Cole is 5-6 in his career with a 3.19 ERA in 18 starts. However, three of those wins have come in the postseason and he is just 2-6 in the regular season.

Cole, who has +11000 AL Cy Young Award odds, is 4-3 with a 3.05 ERA in 12 starts at home this season. At night, he has a 6-2 record and 3.63 ERA in 15 starts. The Yankees are 15-8 when Cole takes the mound.

Batting Average vs Starting Pitchers

Rays Batters Batting Average vs Gerrit Cole
Roman Quinn 1.000
David Peralta .444
Ji-Man Choi .367
Yu Chang .333
Yandy Diaz .282
Randy Arozarena .280
Francisco Mejia .250
Brandon Lowe .208
Christian Bethancourt .200
Isaac Parades .200
Taylor Walls .000
Luke Raley .000
Yankees Batters Batting Average vs Ryan Yarbrough
Marwin Gonzalez .429
Jose Trevino .400
Aaron Judge .294
Aaron Hicks .231
Isiah Kiner-Falefa .222
DJ LeMahieu .200
Gleyber Torres .143
Miguel Andujar .133
Kyle Higashioka .125
Andrew Benintendi .000
Anthony Rizzo .000
Josh Donaldson .000

The Rays’ David Peralta is 4 for 9 against Cole with three doubles while Taylor Walls in hitless in six at-bats with three strikeouts.

Yarbrough has given fits to Andrew Benintendi, who is 0 for 14 with seven strikeouts against him. However, Marwin Gonzalez is 3 for 7 against Yarbrough.

Rays vs Yankees Betting Trends

Randy Arozarena hit a three-run home to spur the Rays past the Orioles on Sunday. Peralta singled in Tampa Bay’s other run.

Francisco Mejia and Taylor Walls had two hits each for the Rays.

Rays second baseman Brandon Lowe missed his second straight game with right shoulder soreness but could return Monday.

The Yankees were shut out on two hits, both singles, by the Red Sox on Sunday night. Aaron Judge went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts, snapping his streak of 14 straight games reaching base.

The Yankees have won seven of 10 from the Rays this season, including all three games at Yankee Stadium. Judge and Tampa Bay’s Isaac Paredes have each hit four home runs.

That comes after the Rays went 22-12 against the Yankees the previous two seasons.

TB vs NYY Last 10 Games

Date Home Team Away Team Score
6/22/22 Rays Yankees NYY, 5-4
6/21/22 Rays Yankees TB, 5-4
6/20/22 Rays Yankees NYY, 4-2
6/16/22 Yankees Rays NYY, 2-1
6/15/22 Yankees Rays NYY, 4-3
6/14/22 Yankees Rays NYY, 2-0
5/29/22 Rays Yankees TB, 4-2
5/28/22 Rays Yankees TB, 3-1
5/27/22 Rays Yankees NYY, 2-0
5/26/22 Rays Yankees NYY, 7-2

Rays vs Yankees Prediction

The odds are large for a reason, but the Yankees are the clear choice in this one, especially with Cole getting back on track last week.

Pick: Yankees ML (-230)

 

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