Yankees Vs Rays: MLB Betting Odds, Trends & Stats – June 22, 2022

Written By Staff on June 22, 2022

The New York Yankees (50-18) and Tampa Bay Rays (37-31) play a rubber match on Wednesday at 7:10 PM ET with the series tied 1-1. Jordan Montgomery starts for New York (-161 to win), and Shane Baz is Tampa Bay’s (+136) choice to start.

The betting insights in this article use the latest odds as of June 22, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET.

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Yankees vs Rays Betting Odds

Pitching Matchup

Montgomery (NYY) Pitcher Baz (TB)
3 – 1 W/L 0 – 1
72.2 IP 8.1
2.72 ERA 5.40
0.950 WHIP 0.960
6.9 K/9 9.7
1.4 BB/9 3.2

Yankees Probable Starter Jordan Montgomery

  • Montgomery (3-1) takes the mound for the Yankees in his 14th start of the season. He has a 2.72 ERA in 72 2/3 innings pitched, with 56 strikeouts.
  • In his most recent time out on Friday, the lefty tossed 6 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays, allowing two earned runs while surrendering three hits.
  • The 29-year-old has put up a 2.72 ERA and 6.9 strikeouts per nine innings across 13 games this season, while giving up a batting average of .216 to opposing hitters.
  • Montgomery is looking to build upon a fifth-game quality start streak in this outing.
  • He will take the mound against a Rays team that is batting .232 as a unit (24th in MLB). It is also slugging a collective .373 (26th in MLB) with 64 total home runs (20th in MLB).
  • This season, the 29-year-old ranks 17th in ERA (2.72), 10th in WHIP (.950), and 48th in K/9 (6.9) among qualifying pitchers.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 22, 2022 at 5:24 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 17 .176 3 2 4 .263 .792
Yandy Díaz 14 .214 3 0 3 .368 .582
Brett Phillips 7 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Francisco Mejía 5 .400 2 1 1 .500 1.500
Ji-Man Choi 5 .400 2 0 0 .400 .800
Taylor Walls 2 .500 1 0 0 .667 1.167

Rays Probable Starter Shane Baz

  • The Rays will send Baz to the mound for his third start of the season.
  • The right-hander’s last appearance was on Friday, when he threw 6 2/3 scoreless innings while allowing two hits against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • He has an ERA of 5.40, a batting average against of .172 and 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings in two games this season.
  • He has started two games this season, earning a quality start (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER) in one of them.
  • The Yankees are batting .246 this season, 13th in MLB. They have a team slugging percentage of .441 (second in the league) with 112 home runs.

Starting pitcher projections reflect team information as of June 22, 2022 at 5:24 PM ET and may change up to the start of game.

Yankees Stats vs Baz

Player AB AVG H HR RBI OBP OPS
Gleyber Torres 2 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Anthony Rizzo 1 1.000 1 1 1 1.000 5.000
Joey Gallo 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000
Giancarlo Stanton 1 .000 0 0 0 .000 .000

Yankees Betting Trends

  • The Yankees have been favored on the moneyline 63 total times this season. They’ve finished 46-17 in those games.
  • New York is 32-13 (winning 71.1% of its games) when it has played as a moneyline favorite of -161 or shorter.
  • The Yankees have an implied moneyline win probability of 61.7% in this game.
  • New York has combined with opponents to go over the total 31 times this season for a 31-36-1 record against the over/under.
  • The Yankees have gone 36-32-0 against the spread this season.
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Rays Betting Trends

  • The Rays have been underdogs in 20 games this season and won seven (35%) of those contests.
  • Tampa Bay has a record of 1-2 when they’re set as an underdog of +136 or more by bookmakers this season.
  • The sportsbooks’ moneyline implies a 42.4% chance of a victory for the Rays.
  • Tampa Bay’s games have gone over the total in 31 of their 68 chances.
  • The Rays are 31-37-0 against the spread this season.

Yankees Players to Watch

  • Aaron Judge has racked up a team-high OBP (.378) and slugging percentage (.644), and leads the Yankees in hits (75). He’s hitting .300 with 11 doubles, 25 home runs and 34 walks.
  • Among the qualified batters, Judge ranks 18th in batting average, while his on-base percentage ranks 21st and he is first in slugging.
  • Anthony Rizzo is hitting .230 with 10 doubles, a triple, 19 home runs and 29 walks.
  • Rizzo’s batting average ranks 118th among qualified players, his on-base percentage ranks 65th, and he is 19th in the league in slugging.
  • DJ LeMahieu is hitting .259 with 13 doubles, six home runs and 25 walks.
  • Gleyber Torres has 13 doubles, a triple, 13 home runs and 14 walks while hitting .263.

Yankees Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Aaron Judge 250 .300 55 25 50 .378 1.022
Anthony Rizzo 243 .230 42 19 49 .335 .849
DJ LeMahieu 220 .259 34 6 29 .341 .741
Gleyber Torres 213 .263 32 13 32 .312 .828
Isiah Kiner-Falefa 209 .273 34 0 18 .320 .645
Giancarlo Stanton 197 .249 22 14 42 .332 .819
Josh Donaldson 184 .234 21 6 20 .330 .721
Aaron Hicks 177 .232 22 2 15 .344 .632
Joey Gallo 170 .182 24 9 18 .291 .656
Kyle Higashioka 108 .176 14 4 12 .222 .546

Rays Players to Watch

  • Yandy Diaz leads Tampa Bay in OBP (.390) this season, fueled by 54 hits.
  • Of all the qualifying hitters in MLB, Diaz ranks 48th in batting average, 11th in on-base percentage and 140th in slugging percentage.
  • Randy Arozarena has 63 hits to go with a slugging percentage of .403, both of which are best among Tampa Bay hitters this season.
  • Arozarena’s batting average ranks 89th among all qualified players, his on-base percentage places him 117th, and he is 92nd in slugging.
  • Ji-Man Choi has collected 44 base hits, an OBP of .381 and a slugging percentage of .481 this season.
  • Harold Ramirez has been key for Tampa Bay with 49 hits, an OBP of .339 plus a slugging percentage of .411.

Rays Batting Stats (2022)

Player AB AVG R HR RBI OBP OPS
Randy Arozarena 253 .249 30 7 31 .303 .706
Yandy Díaz 201 .269 28 3 15 .390 .738
Taylor Walls 173 .150 16 3 9 .234 .488
Harold Ramirez 163 .301 20 3 23 .339 .750
Ji-Man Choi 154 .286 20 6 34 .381 .862
Brett Phillips 137 .168 14 4 10 .233 .518
Francisco Mejía 116 .233 14 3 14 .237 .616
Vidal Brujan 111 .162 6 1 9 .208 .442
Isaac Paredes 86 .209 15 8 16 .274 .797
Josh Lowe 71 .169 9 1 6 .244 .554

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