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Rays vs. Yankees Pick – MLB Predictions & Odds 5/7/23

New York Yankees (18-16) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (27-7)
May 7, 2023 1:40 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +100 / New York Yankees -120; Over/Under: +7.5
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The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays meet in an AL East division matchup in MLB action from Tropicana Field on Sunday. Let’s dive into the odds, starting pitching matchup, history and make a prediction for this game.


New York is a -120 road favorite while Tampa Bay is a +100 home underdog. The total for this game is set at 7.5 runs.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Gerrit Cole will start for New York here and is 5-0 with a 1.35 ERA and 52 strikeouts this season. Javy Guerra will start for the Rays and is 0-0 with a 7.20 ERA and 6 strikeouts this season.

Matchup History

New York’s 3-2 win over the Rays on Saturday made it three wins in the last four meetings for New York in this head-to-head matchup.


New York is 2-5 in their last 7 games overall and 1-4 in their last 5 road games while the under is 4-1-1 in their last 6 games following a win. Tampa Bay is 27-7 in their last 34 games overall and 44-16 in their last 60 home games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 game three matchups.


I’m backing the Yankees here. I get it, it’s not often and probably won’t be often that you get this kind of price with the Rays, even at home. However, Gerrit Cole, as much as I personally may not be a fan, is pitching on another level right now and there just doesn’t look like there’s any slowing this guy down right now. Tampa’s hit righties well all year, but Cole is favored in this spot for a reason. I’ll side with New York here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: New York Yankees -120

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