MLB Matchups  >>  Tampa Bay Rays vs. NY Yankees Yankees Preview 05/03/2014

The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees will both be gunning for a victory on Saturday when they meet at Yankee Stadium.

Righthander Jake Odorizzi will take the mound for the Rays to start this game. Odorizzi is 1-3 this season with a 6.85 ERA.

The Yankees will counter Odorizzi with Masahiro Tanaka. Righthander Tanaka has a 2.27 ERA to go along with a 3-0 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Yankees listed as 184-moneyline favorites versus the Rays, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
In their last action, Tampa Bay was a 10-5 winner on the road against the Yankees. Bettors on Tampa Bay at -133 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (15) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

CURRENT STREAK:
Tampa Bay has won 3 straight games.
New York has lost 3 straight games.

TEAM RECORDS:
Tampa Bay: 14-16 SU
New York: 15-13 SU
TAMPA BAY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing NY Yankees are 8-2
After playing NY Yankees are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

NEW YORK MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Tampa Bay are 2-8
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Tampa Bay is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games when playing NY Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees's last 5 games when playing Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of NY Yankees's last 22 games at home
NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games
NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games at home

NEXT UP:
NY Yankees home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, May 4