Yankees Vs Rays: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – May 28, 2022

Written By Staff on May 28, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays (26-19) will look to Manuel Margot, who is on a 14-game hitting streak, when they face the New York Yankees (33-13) at 4:10 PM ET on Saturday at Tropicana Field. New York’s (-150 to win) Gerrit Cole gets the start against Tampa Bay’s (+127) Corey Kluber.

The insights in the article below use the latest odds as of May 28, 2022 at 3:25 PM ET.

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Yankees vs Rays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Cole (NYY) Pitcher Kluber (TB)
4 – 1 W/L 1 – 2
51.2 IP 38.2
3.31 ERA 4.42
1.045 WHIP 1.293
10.8 K/9 8.6
2.1 BB/9 1.9

Yankees Probable Starter Gerrit Cole

  • Cole makes the start for the Yankees, his 10th of the season. He is 4-1 with a 3.31 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings pitched.
  • In his most recent time out on Monday, the righty went 8 2/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles, allowing five earned runs while surrendering seven hits.
  • In nine games this season, the 31-year-old has a 3.31 ERA and 10.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • Cole has recorded five quality starts this season.
  • He will face a Rays squad that is batting .235 as a unit (16th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .384 (16th in MLB) with 46 total home runs (12th in MLB).
  • This season, the 31-year-old ranks 28th in ERA (3.31), 19th in WHIP (1.045), and fifth in K/9 (10.8) among pitchers who qualify.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 28, 2022 at 3:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Rays Stats vs Cole

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Mike Zunino 33 .152 5 1 2 .176 .479
Yandy Díaz 31 .323 10 1 5 .344 .796
Kevin Kiermaier 31 .161 5 1 1 .212 .502
Manuel Margot 26 .154 4 0 2 .148 .340
Ji-Man Choi 23 .435 10 4 10 .552 1.639
Randy Arozarena 16 .312 5 1 1 .389 .951
Brett Phillips 6 .167 1 0 0 .167 .334
Taylor Walls 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Wander Franco 2 .000 0 0 0 .333 .333
Harold Ramirez 2 1.000 2 0 4 1.000 2.000

Rays Probable Starter Corey Kluber

  • Kluber (1-2) will take to the mound for the Rays and make his ninth start of the season.
  • The right-hander last pitched on Sunday, when he gave up two earned runs and allowed five hits in 3 2/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The 36-year-old has an ERA of 4.42, a 4.625 strikeout to walk ratio and a WHIP of 1.293 in eight games this season.
  • He has three quality starts in eight chances this season.
  • The Yankees are batting .237 this season, 13th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .409 (fifth in the league) with 65 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of May 28, 2022 at 3:25 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Yankees Stats vs Kluber

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Aaron Hicks 29 .172 5 1 5 .273 .618
Marwin Gonzalez 24 .458 11 2 8 .536 1.328
Joey Gallo 10 .100 1 1 1 .250 .650
Anthony Rizzo 10 .300 3 0 2 .417 1.017
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 9 .222 2 0 1 .222 .444
Aaron Judge 7 .143 1 0 0 .250 .536
DJ LeMahieu 7 .286 2 0 0 .286 .572
Matt Carpenter 5 .400 2 1 2 .400 1.400
Jose Trevino 4 .250 1 0 0 .250 .500
Miguel Andújar 2 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 2.500

Yankees Betting Trends

  • The Yankees have gone 30-13 in games they were listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 69.8% of those games).
  • When playing as a moneyline favorite with odds of -150 or shorter, New York has gone 24-11 (68.6%).
  • The implied moneyline probablility for this matchup gives the Yankees a 60% chance to win.
  • In the 46 games oddsmakers have set an over/under for New York, it has combined with opponents to go over the total 21 times (21-25-0).
  • The Yankees have a 24-22-0 record ATS this season (covering 52.2% of the time).
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Rays Betting Trends

  • This season, the Rays have won five out of the 11 games, or 45.5%, in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • Tampa Bay has not been a bigger underdog this season than the +127 moneyline set for this game.
  • The Rays have a 44.1% chance to win this game based on the implied probability of the moneyline.
  • Tampa Bay’s games have gone over the total in 22 of their 45 chances.
  • The Rays are 20-25-0 against the spread in their 45 chances this season.

Yankees Players to Watch

  • Aaron Judge has racked up an on-base percentage of .376, a slugging percentage of .665, and has 51 hits, all club-bests for the Yankees. He’s hitting .305 with nine doubles, 17 home runs and 20 walks.
  • Among the qualifying hitters in MLB, Judge ranks 17th in batting average, 20th in on-base percentage, and first in slugging.
  • Anthony Rizzo is hitting .221 with nine doubles, a triple, 11 home runs and 23 walks.
  • Rizzo’s batting average ranks 135th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 60th, and he is 24th in the league in slugging.
  • DJ LeMahieu is batting .257 with nine doubles, three home runs and 14 walks.
  • Gleyber Torres has six doubles, a triple, eight home runs and eight walks while batting .234.

Yankees Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Aaron Judge 167 .305 37 17 36 .376 1.041
Anthony Rizzo 163 .221 27 11 27 .337 .828
Gleyber Torres 145 .234 16 8 22 .276 .731
DJ LeMahieu 144 .257 21 3 18 .335 .717
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 144 .250 24 0 12 .302 .594
Aaron Hicks 115 .209 14 1 7 .338 .581
Joey Gallo 113 .168 11 5 7 .277 .587
Kyle Higashioka 71 .169 7 0 5 .228 .439
Jose Trevino 69 .246 9 2 10 .297 .659
Marwin González 53 .208 7 0 3 .271 .535

Rays Players to Watch

  • Wander Franco leads Tampa Bay in slugging percentage (.405) and total hits (43) this season.
  • Among all the qualified batters in the big leagues, Franco ranks 68th in batting average, 141st in on-base percentage, and 83rd in slugging percentage.
  • Yandy Diaz has 33 hits this season and a team-best OBP of .384.
  • Diaz is 61st in batting average, 19th in on-base percentage and 128th in slugging percentage in the majors.
  • Margot is batting .353 with a .510 slugging percentage and 22 RBI this year.
  • Randy Arozarena has four home runs, 18 RBI and a batting average of .247 this season.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 170 .247 21 4 18 .295 .695
Wander Franco 168 .256 25 4 17 .282 .687
Yandy Díaz 126 .262 19 3 10 .384 .741
Kevin Kiermaier 117 .239 19 6 14 .282 .718
Harold Ramirez 108 .287 14 2 13 .328 .717
Taylor Walls 107 .150 10 1 3 .248 .472
Manuel Margot 102 .353 10 3 22 .411 .921
Mike Zunino 97 .155 6 4 13 .194 .503
Ji-Man Choi 90 .267 10 3 19 .374 .818
Brett Phillips 86 .221 10 4 10 .284 .691

Yankees vs Rays Player Props

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