Yankees vs Rays Prediction - MLB Picks 5/6/23

Tampa Bay Rays (26-6) vs New York Yankees (17-15)

Game Info: Saturday, May 6, 2023 at 4:10 pm (Tropicana Field)

Drew Rasmussen (3-2) (3.66) vs Domingo German (2-2) (4.46)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays -175 / New York Yankees +161 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays face off on Saturday in an MLB showdown at Tropicana Field. On Friday it was the Rays that were able to secure the 5-4 victory. 

Yankees Betting Preview

The Yankees sit with a 17-16 record overall and that puts them in last place in the American League East. On Friday they scored four runs but it wasn’t enough as they only scored in the 6th inning, and the rest of the game they struggled. The Yankees are averaging 3.94 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.85 runs per game. Aaron Judge is still dealing with a hip injury and is out. On the mound for the Yankees will be Domingo German who sits a 2-2 record and an ERA of 4.46. In his last start against the Guardians he went 8.1 innings giving up two hits and one run. 

Rays Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is the Rays who sit with a 27-6 record overall and they picked up another big win on Friday. The Rays are averaging 6.52 runs while pitching is giving up 3.03 runs per game. The offense and pitching are both ranked 1st in the league. On the mound for the Rays will be Drew Rasmussen who sits with a 3-2 record and an ERA of 3.66. In his last start against the White Sox he went five innings giving up nine hits and three earned runs. 

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Yankees vs Rays Trends

Rays are 26-6 in their last 32 overall. Yankees are 0-7 in Germans last 7 starts as a road underdog. Yankees are 1-8 in Germans last 9 road starts. Yankees are 1-8 in Germans last 9 road starts vs. a team with a winning record.

Shane’s Free Pick

Domingo German is coming off a strong start, but he’s going to really struggle against the elite Rays offense. Drew Rasmussen might not be lights out, but he’s going to be good enough in this game to get the job done. Back the Rays. This game is also going to be higher scoring and the over will cash. 

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