Yankees Vs Rays: MLB Betting Lines, Stats And Predictions – May 31, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on May 31, 2021

The New York Yankees (29-24) and Tampa Bay Rays (34-20) will meet on Monday at Yankee Stadium, beginning at 1:05 PM ET on YES. The Yankees are -114 moneyline favorites for the contest, however, the Rays favored against the spread of 1.5 runs with +165 odds. Jameson Taillon takes the mound for New York while Rich Hill is Tampa Bay’s starter for the contest.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of May 31, 2021, 2:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to place a bet at DraftKings.

Yankees vs Rays Betting Lines

Yankees Betting Insights

  • This season, the Yankees have been favored 51 times and won 28, or 54.9%, of those games.
  • New York is 27-22 this season when entering a game favored by -114 or more on the moneyline.
  • The moneyline for this contest implies a 51.1% chance of a victory for the Yankees.
  • The Yankees and their opponents have combined to hit the over just once in their last 10 games with a total.

Yankees Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 5-5
Runs Per Game 2.8
HR 5
ERA 2.44
K/9 8.0

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Rays Betting Insights

  • The Rays have come away with 16 wins in the 26 contests they have been listed as the underdogs in this season.
  • This season, Tampa Bay has been victorious 12 times in 19 chances when named as an underdog of at least -104 or longer on the moneyline.
  • Sportsbooks have implied with the moneyline set for this matchup that the Rays have a 48.9% chance of pulling out a win.
  • In their last 10 games with an over/under, the Rays and their opponents have combined to clear the total seven times.

Rays Last 10 Games Trend

Stat Avg/Total
Record 9-1
Runs Per Game 6.3
HR 14
ERA 2.63
K/9 9.7

Rays Probable Pitcher – Rich Hill

  • Hill (3-2 with a 3.63 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 52 innings pitched) gets the start for the Rays, his 11th of the season.
  • His most recent time out was on Tuesday against the Royals, when the left-hander tossed eight innings, surrendering two earned runs while giving up six hits.
  • In 10 games this season, the 41-year-old has put up an ERA of 3.63, with 10.0 strikeouts per nine innings. Opponents are batting .196 against him.
  • Hill will try to build on a five-game streak of going five or more innings (he’s averaging 5.2 innings per outing).
  • The Rays have a 3-2 record in Hill’s five starts this season when they were the underdog on the moneyline.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 31, 2021 at 2:21 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Yankees Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 29-24
Home 15-11
Road 14-13
vs LHP (Starters) 8-8
vs RHP (Starters) 21-16
Day Games 2-3
Night Games 27-21

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Yankees Probable Pitcher – Jameson Taillon

  • Taillon (1-3) will take the mound for the Yankees, his 10th start of the season.
  • The right-hander allowed two hits in five scoreless innings pitched against the White Sox on Sunday, May 23.
  • The 29-year-old has an ERA of 5.06, 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings and a batting average against of .244 in nine games this season.
  • In nine starts, Taillon has pitched through or past the fifth inning four times. He has a season average of 4.1 frames per outing.
  • His team is 4-4 this season when he starts and they are the moneyline favorite.
  • Pitchers reflected above are based on projections as of May 31, 2021 at 2:21 AM ET and may not be the pitchers at game time.

Rays Hitting Splits

Split Record
Overall 34-21
Home 15-14
Road 19-7
vs LHP (Starters) 13-7
vs RHP (Starters) 21-14
Day Games 1-0
Night Games 33-21

Yankees Hitting Stats

  • The Yankees are 14th in MLB action with 61 home runs. They average 1.2 per game.
  • The Yankees have racked up two or more dingers in 17 games this season, and are 11-6 in those contests.
  • New York has five home runs during the past 10 games.
  • Aaron Judge is batting .301 with 13 home runs and 29 RBI. All three of those stats are best among New York hitters this season.
  • Giancarlo Stanton has 37 hits and an OBP of .333 to go with a slugging percentage of .504 this season.

Rays Hitting Stats

  • The Rays rank eighth in Major League Baseball with 66 home runs.
  • They have won 15 of the 16 games this season in which they hit two or more home runs.
  • Over the last 10 games, Tampa Bay has hit 14 home runs.
  • Joey Wendle has 16 doubles, a triple, six home runs and 10 walks while batting .302.
  • Randy Arozarena is hitting .266 with nine doubles, seven home runs and 22 walks.

Game Prediction

Moneyline Pick: Rays (-104)

Over/Under Pick: Over (8.5)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm derived from offensive performance metrics and probable starting pitchers.

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