MLB Prop Bets: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees – August 17, 2022

MLB Prop Bets: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees - August 17, 2022
2022-08-17 19:05:00 EDT

The Tampa Bay Rays (62-53) face the New York Yankees (72-45) at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday at 7:05pm (ET). Let’s take a look at the MLB Prop Bets for the matchup. Corey Kluber is the probable pitcher for the Rays, while Domingo German is the probable pitcher for the Yankees. The Yankees are favored to win at -145, while the Rays are at +125. The total runs line is set at 8.0, with OVER at -106 and UNDER at -115.

  • The Rays (-165) have a 54-61 Run Line record this season, while the Yankees (+140) hold a record of 53-64.
  • The Rays have a 52-54-9 O/U record this season (meaning 52 games have gone over the total runs line, 54 have gone under and nine have resulted in a push). The Yankees have a 56-57-4 O/U record.

Scoring Insights

  • The Rays are averaging 4.1 runs per game this season (22nd in the league). Comparatively, the Yankees are averaging +1.0 more at 5.1 runs (2nd).
  • In the field, the Rays are allowing only 3.9 runs per game this season (5th in the league), while the Yankees are allowing an average of 3.4 runs (3rd).

Let’s take a look at how these teams perform in some other key statistical areas.

Batting Insights:

Batting Average

  • Looking at their batting averages this season, the Rays are at .237 (ranking 22nd in the Major leagues), while the Yankees are batting .241 (17th).

Home Runs

  • In terms of total home runs this season, the Yankees have hit 192 (1st in the Major Leagues). Meanwhile, the Rays have managed 103 (24th).

Runs Batted In

  • Finally, looking at their runs batted in, the Rays have recorded 448 RBIs to rank 22nd in the MLB this season. Comparatively, the Yankees have recorded 571 RBIs to rank 2nd.

Pitching Insights:

Earned Run Average

  • The Yankees have an earned run average of 3.28 this season (3rd in the Majors), while The Rays have an ERA of 3.40 (4th).


  • Turning our attention to total strikeouts, the Rays have recorded 988 this season, ranking 15th in the MLB. Meanwhile, the Yankees rank 4th for total strikeouts, recording 1057.

Opponent Batting Average

  • Opponents are batting an average of .218 against the Yankees this season (3rd in the Major Leagues). Comparatively, the Rays’ opponents are at .233 (7th).

First Innings Moneyline

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Rays 29-26-60 16-13-28 13-13-32 20-16-40 9-10-20 0-0-0 2-4-4
  • Yankees 35-22-60 18-12-28 17-10-32 34-19-55 1-3-5 0-0-0 2-3-5

Lead After Three Innings

  • Total Home Road Favorite Underdog Neutral Last 10
  • Rays 42-31-42 24-14-19 18-17-23 31-21-24 11-10-18 0-0-0 4-3-3
  • Yankees 51-36-30 26-15-17 25-21-13 50-32-26 1-4-4 0-0-0 2-4-4


  • The NRFI is 59-56 in Rays games this season. The Yankees have a 58-59 NRFI record.

Last Time They Met

The Rays recorded an upset 3-1 victory over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium yesterday. Randy Arozarena went yard en route to that victory, hitting a home run to go with 3 RBIs.

Robert Steele

I'm not a fan of being called a "quants" (quantitative analyst) or "math wizard" but it's the truth. I'm a numbers guy. I love to crunch the data, make sense of it, and turn it into a winning bet.
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