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Yankees Vs Rays: MLB Betting Odds & Trends – 10/2/2021

The Tampa Bay Rays (99-61) are looking for win No. 100 of the season when they hit the field against the New York Yankees (91-69) at Yankee Stadium on Saturday at 1:05 PM ET. New York’s (-130 to win) Jordan Montgomery starts against Tampa Bay’s (+110) Shane Baz.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of October 2, 2021, 12:00 PM ET. See the table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Yankees vs Rays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Montgomery (NYY) Pitcher Baz (TB)
6 – 6 W/L 2 – 0
154.2 IP 10.2
3.49 ERA 1.69
1.230 WHIP 0.560
9.3 K/9 11.8
2.8 BB/9 0.8

Yankees Probable Starter Jordan Montgomery

  • Montgomery (6-6 with a 3.49 ERA and 159 strikeouts in 154 2/3 innings pitched) gets the start for the Yankees, his 30th of the season.
  • The left-hander last appeared on Sunday against the Red Sox, when he threw five innings, allowing one earned run while giving up seven hits.
  • The opposing Rays offense has a collective .241 batting average, and is 11th in the league with 1310 total hits and second in MLB action with 845 runs scored. They have the eighth-ranked slugging percentage (.426) and rank eighth in home runs (217) in all of MLB.
  • The Yankees have been favored on the moneyline in 23 of Montgomery’s starts this season, and they went 14-9 in those games.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of October 2, 2021 at 12:43 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Montgomery

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 16 .188 3 2 4 .235 .797
Manuel Margot 16 .312 5 1 3 .353 1.041
Yandy Díaz 13 .231 3 0 3 .353 .584
Kevin Kiermaier 13 .231 3 0 0 .286 .594
Austin Meadows 11 .273 3 0 0 .429 .702
Joey Wendle 9 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Brett Phillips 7 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Mike Zunino 7 .286 2 2 3 .286 1.429
Brandon Lowe 6 .167 1 0 1 .167 .334
Francisco Mejía 5 .400 2 1 1 .400 1.400

Rays Probable Starter Shane Baz

  • Baz will get the start for the Rays, his third of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Sunday, when he threw 5 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing three hits against the Marlins.
  • The Yankees rank 22nd in MLB with a .239 batting average this season. They have a team slugging percentage that ranks 16th in the league (.409) and 221 home runs.
  • His team won his only start as an underdog this season.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of October 2, 2021 at 12:43 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Yankees Betting Trends

  • The Yankees’ offense is averaging 4.4 runs in home games while pushing across 4.4 per game away from Yankee Stadium.
  • The Yankees are the 19th-highest scoring team in baseball averaging 4.4 runs per game (708 total).
  • The Yankees have won 76 of the 133 games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (57.1%).
  • In games it has played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -130 or shorter, New York has a 54-46 record (winning 54% of its games).
  • New York has had an over/under set by bookmakers 160 times, and has combined with opponents to go over the total in 67 of those games (67-90-3).
  • New York was favored on the moneyline in seven of its last 10 games, and finished 5-2 in those matchups.

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Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have scored 845 runs this season, which ranks second in MLB.
  • They’ve scored 5.6 runs per game this season on the road while averaging five at home.
  • This season, the Rays have won 31 out of the 57 games, or 54.4%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Tampa Bay has a record of 14-9, a 60.9% win rate, when they’re set as an underdog of +110 or more by sportsbooks this season.
  • Tampa Bay’s games have gone over the total in 81 of their 158 chances.
  • In five games as the underdog over the last 10 matchups, Tampa Bay has a record of 3-2.

Yankees Players to Watch

  • Aaron Judge has put up a team-best batting average of .287, and leads the Yankees in home runs (39) and runs batted in (97).
  • Among the qualifying batters in MLB action, Judge’s 39 HR rank sixth, his 97 RBI rank 20th, his .287 AVG ranks 22nd, and his .373 OBP ranks 11th.
  • Giancarlo Stanton’s 97 runs batted in pace his team.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Stanton ranks 13th in HR (35), and 20th in RBI (97).

Yankees Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
DJ LeMahieu 597 .268 84 10 57 .349 .711
Aaron Judge 543 .287 89 39 97 .373 .920
Giancarlo Stanton 503 .276 64 35 97 .358 .881
Gleyber Torres 452 .261 50 9 51 .332 .701
Gio Urshela 413 .269 42 14 48 .303 .722
Brett Gardner 380 .226 47 10 39 .332 .700
Gary Sánchez 377 .207 54 23 54 .309 .739
Anthony Rizzo 323 .248 41 14 40 .346 .792
Rougned Odor 319 .201 42 15 39 .286 .665
Joey Gallo 310 .223 57 25 55 .379 .869

Rays Players to Watch

  • Randy Arozarena has been key for Tampa Bay with 141 hits, an OBP of .352 plus a slugging percentage of .457.
  • Arozarena does not rank in the top 20 in SLG and OBP among qualified hitters in MLB.
  • Brandon Lowe’s 36 home runs are most among Tampa Bay batters. He’s driven in 92 runs this season while slugging .508.
  • Lowe ranks 10th in HR among qualified hitters in the majors.

Rays Batting Stats (2021)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Brandon Lowe 526 .243 94 36 92 .338 .846
Randy Arozarena 521 .271 92 20 69 .352 .809
Austin Meadows 509 .232 78 26 103 .314 .766
Yandy Díaz 461 .258 61 13 64 .354 .744
Joey Wendle 457 .267 73 11 54 .320 .745
Manuel Margot 415 .253 54 10 57 .313 .694
Kevin Kiermaier 347 .259 54 4 37 .326 .715
Mike Zunino 324 .213 62 32 61 .301 .857
Nelson Cruz 296 .294 44 19 50 .370 .907
Wander Franco 271 .284 51 7 38 .346 .811

Yankees vs Rays Player Props

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