New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Best Odds and Preview for October 3, 2021


By BestOdds Analyst | October 3, 2021, 3:47 am

Brandon Lowe leads the Tampa Bay Rays (100-61) into a matchup with the New York Yankees (91-70) a game after he launched three homers in a 12-2 win over the Yankees. The Yankees are favored (-155) against the Rays (+135) in this outing, which begins at 3:05 PM ET on Sunday.

New York’s Jameson Taillon gets the start against Tampa Bay’s Michael Wacha.

Best Odds for New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays

Welcome to the BestOdds betting breakdown where we use data from our industry leading partner, Sportradar, to identify performance trends in order to analyze teams’ chances to win the upcoming game.

Today, we are looking at the MLB matchup between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays.

Yankees Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Yankees have won in 74, or 56.1%, of the 132 contests they have been named as odds-on favorites in this year.
  • New York and their opponents have gone over in 69 of their 161 games with a total set by sportsbooks this season.
  • The Yankees have scored the 19th-most runs in the league this season with 710 (4.4 per game).
  • In seven games as the favorite over the last 10 matchups, New York has a record of 4-3.
  • When it comes to the total, the Yankees and their foes are 4-4-2 in their previous 10 contests.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Taillon makes the start for the Yankees, his 29th of the season. He is 8-6 with a 4.40 ERA and 138 strikeouts in 141 innings pitched.
  • His most recent time out was on Tuesday against the Blue Jays, when the righty went 2 1/3 innings, surrendering one earned run while giving up just one hit.
  • Taillon’s team has won 16 of his 28 starts.
  • Taillon’s starts went over the run total 18 times in 28 games with a set total this season.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Aaron Judge 147 .288 .374 .546 39 97 157
Giancarlo Stanton 138 .274 .356 .519 35 97 139
Joey Gallo 95 .223 .379 .490 25 55 69
Anthony Rizzo 92 .248 .346 .446 14 40 80
Anthony Rizzo 48 .247 .337 .429 8 21 42
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Rays Insights

Betting Trends

  • The Rays have won 57.1% of the games this season they were the underdog on the moneyline (32-24).
  • Tampa Bay has played in 159 games with a set over/under, and has combined with their opponents to go over the total 81 times (81-70-8).
  • The Rays are the top-scoring team in MLB play averaging 5.3 runs per game (857 total).
  • Tampa Bay has a 3-2 record from the five games it was moneyline underdogs over its last 10 matchups.
  • In their last 10 outings, the Rays and their opponents combined to hit the over on the run total two times.

Probable Starting Pitcher Stats

  • Wacha makes the start for the Rays, his 23rd of the season. He is 3-5 with a 5.26 ERA and 119 strikeouts through 119 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent outing on Wednesday against the Astros, the right-hander tossed five scoreless innings without surrendering a hit.
  • Wacha’s team has compiled a 12-10 record over his 22 starts.
  • Wacha has had 21 starts that oddsmakers set a total for this season, and 11 of those games hit the over.

Key Players

Name GP BA OBP SLG HR RBI H
Nelson Cruz 85 .294 .370 .537 19 50 87
Mike Zunino 104 .219 .305 .565 33 62 72
Brandon Lowe 148 .247 .340 .525 39 99 131
Randy Arozarena 140 .274 .357 .461 20 69 144
Wander Franco 69 .289 .349 .466 7 39 80

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