MLB Matchups  >>  Tampa Bay Rays vs. NY Yankees Yankees Preview 06/20/2013

The division rival Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees are set to renew hostilities on Thursday when they meet at Yankee Stadium.

The Rays will trot Matt Moore out to the mound in this one. Lefthander Moore has a 8-3 record and a 4.12 ERA this season.

The Yankees will counter Moore with Andy Pettitte. Lefthander Pettitte has a 3.95 ERA to go along with a 5-4 record this season.

Oddsmakers currently have the Rays listed as 104-moneyline favorites versus the Yankees, while the game's total is sitting at 8.
Tampa Bay won its last outing, a 6-2 result against the Red Sox on June 19. Bettors who backed the Rays at +119 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (8) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
The Yankees were a 6-0 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Dodgers. That made winners of bettors who got Los Angeles at +132 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for UNDER bettors.

TEAM RECORDS:
Tampa Bay: 37-35 SU
New York: 39-32 SU
TAMPA BAY MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing NY Yankees are 4-6
After playing Boston are 3-7
After a win are 4-6

NEW YORK MOST RECENTLY:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After playing LA Dodgers are 3-4
After a loss are 4-6


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Tampa Bay is 2-5 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against NY Yankees
Tampa Bay is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home
NY Yankees are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Yankees's last 12 games
NY Yankees are 2-6 SU in their last 8 games

NEXT UP:
NY Yankees home to Tampa Bay, Friday, June 21