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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays odds, tips and betting trends | June 22

The New York Yankees (50-18) will visit the Tampa Bay Rays (37-31), in the final game of a three-game series, Wednesday at 7:10 PM ET.

The Yankees are favored (-146 moneyline odds to win) when they take on the Rays (+124). The New York Yankees will hand the ball to Jordan Montgomery (3-1, 2.72 ERA), who is looking for win No. 4 on the season, and the Rays will turn to Shane Baz (0-1, 5.40 ERA).

Shawn Armstrong (1.1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 3 K) earned a win in the Rays’ 5-4 victory over the Yankees yesterday. Isaac Paredes led the way offensively, going 3-for-3 with three home runs and four RBI. Nestor Cortes Jr. (4.1 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 3 K) took the loss for the Yankees.

To prepare for this Yankees vs. Rays showdown, here is what you need to prepare for Wednesday’s MLB action.

New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays Odds and Betting Lines

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  • Favorite: Yankees (-146, bet $146 to win $100)
  • Underdog: Rays (+124, bet $100 to win $124)
  • Over/under: 7

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Yankees Stats and Trends

Yankees Betting Records

  • The Yankees have won 45, or 72.6%, of the 62 games they’ve played as favorites this season.
  • New York has entered 50 games this season favored by -146 or more and is 35-15 in those contests.
  • Oddsmakers have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Yankees have a 59.3% chance to win.
  • New York and its opponents have gone over the total this season in 30 of their 67 opportunities.
  • The Yankees are 35-32-0 ATS in their 67 games with a spread this season.

Jordan Montgomery (Yankees Probable Starter)

  • Montgomery (3-1) will take the mound for the Yankees, his 14th start of the season.
  • The left-hander gave up two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings pitched on Friday in his last outing, a matchup with the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • The 29-year-old has pitched in 13 games this season with an ERA of 2.72, a 5.091 strikeout-to-walk ratio and a WHIP of .950.
  • If he completes six or more innings with three or fewer earned runs allowed, he’ll earn his sixth consecutive quality start.
  • Montgomery will look to finish five or more innings for the seventh start in a row.
  • The Rays rank 25th in MLB with 274 runs scored this season. They have a .231 batting average this campaign with 64 home runs (20th in the league).
  • Among qualified pitchers in the majors this season, the 29-year-old ranks 17th in ERA (2.72), 10th in WHIP (.950), and 47th in K/9 (6.9).

Yankees Batting Stats

  • The Yankees lead Major League Baseball in home runs with 112.
  • Hitters for the Yankees have a combined .440 slugging percentage this season, which ranks second in MLB.
  • New York has a team batting average of .245 this season, which ranks 13th among MLB teams.
  • The Yankees have scored 348 runs this season, which ranks second in MLB.
  • New York is among the best in the league at getting on base, ranking fourth with an OBP of .325.
  • The Yankees rank 12th in MLB in strikeouts per game with an average of 8.2 whiffs per contest.

Rays Stats and Trends

Rays Betting Records

  • The Rays have been underdogs in 19 games this season and have come away with the win seven times (36.8%) in those contests.
  • This season, Tampa Bay has been victorious two times in four chances when named as an underdog of at least +124 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Rays have an implied victory probability of 44.6% according to the moneyline set for this matchup.
  • Tampa Bay and their opponents have hit the over in 30 of their 68 games with a total set by oddsmakers this season.
  • The Rays are 31-37-0 against the spread in their 68 games with a line set by sportsbooks this season.

Shane Baz (Rays Probable Starter)

  • The Rays will send Baz (0-1) to the mound for his third start of the season.
  • His most recent time out was on Friday against the Baltimore Orioles, when the righty went 6 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing two hits.
  • In two appearances this season, he has a 5.40 ERA and 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings while opponents are batting .172 against him.
  • Baz has recorded one quality start this season.
  • Baz has pitched five or more innings in a game one time this year heading into this outing.
  • The opposing Yankees offense has the second-ranked slugging percentage (.440) and ranks first in home runs hit (112) in all of MLB. They have a collective .245 batting average, and are 13th in the league with 555 total hits and second in MLB action scoring 348 runs.

Rays Batting Stats

  • The Rays average 0.9 home runs per game to rank 20th in MLB play with 64 total home runs .
  • So far this year, the Rays have the fifth-lowest slugging percentage in baseball (.372).
  • Tampa Bay’s .231 batting average ranks 24th in MLB.
  • The offense for the Rays is the No. 25 offense in MLB action scoring 4.0 runs per game (274 total runs).
  • Tampa Bay is 26th in baseball with a .294 on-base percentage.
  • The Rays strike out 8.6 times per game to rank 20th in baseball.

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