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NY Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction 4-21-24 Picks

Tampa Bay Rays (12-10) vs. NY Yankees (14-7)
April 21, 2024 1:35 pm EDT
The Line: NY Yankees -122 / Tampa Bay Rays +103; Over/Under: +7.5
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The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees meet Sunday in MLB game 3 action at Yankee Stadium. Here’s a Rays vs Yankees prediction.

Rays Betting Preview

The Rays look to build on their 12-10 record before taking on the Tigers. The Rays have scored 7 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 4 of their last 6 games. The Rays have split their last 8 games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Amed Rosario leads the Rays with 24 hits and 10 RBI, while Yandy Diaz and Harold Ramirez have combined for 42 hits and 19 RBI. Aaron Civale gets the ball for the Rays, and he is 2-1 with a 2.74 ERA and 26 strikeouts this season. Civale is 1-3 with a 4.78 ERA and 23 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

Yankees Betting Preview

The Yankees are 14-7 on the season and take on the Athletics next. The Yankees have scored 11 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 7 games. The Yankees have won 10 of their last 12 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Juan Soto leads the Yankees with 28 hits and 20 RBI, while Anthony Volpe and Anthony Rizzo have combined for 42 hits and 16 RBI. Luis Gil gets the ball for the Yankees, and he is 0-1 with a 3.86 ERA and 20 strikeouts this season. This will be Gil’s first career game against the Rays.

New York Yankees Team Facts

  • The Yankees have won each of their last six day games following a loss.
  • The Yankees have covered the run line in 10 of their last 11 games as home favorites following an extra innings loss.
  • The ‘Inning 1 UNDER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Yankees’ last eight day games.

Tampa Bay Rays Team Facts

  • The Rays have won three of their last four games as underdogs.
  • The underdogs have covered the run line in eight of the Rays’ last nine games.
  • The Rays have won the first inning in each of their last three Sunday games as road underdogs against American League opponents.
  • The Rays have led after 3 innings in each of their last three Sunday games as road underdogs.
  • The ‘Inning 1 OVER 0.5 runs’ market has hit in each of the Rays’ last six Sunday games against AL East opponents.

Rays vs Yankees prediction

You can make a case for the Rays and Aaron Civale, but the Yankees have been far and away more consistent, and Luis Gil has held his own through 14 innings. Despite 14 walks, Gil has allowed just 6 runs this season. The Ray’s inconsistent offense is a concern in a spot like this. We’re getting a cheap price with one of the best teams in baseball. Give me the Yankees.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: NY Yankees -122

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Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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