Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 9/9/22 Prediction and Caesars Sportsbook Promo
September 9, 2022
The Tampa Bay Rays (76-58) will start a series against the New York Yankees (81-54) on Friday at Tropicana Field after the last series went to Tampa Bay by two games to one. With the American League East race still hanging in the balance, this will be the start of a very important set of games between these two contenders.
The Yankees are the moneyline favorite at -165, while the Rays are the underdog at +140. Place your bet now with Caesars Sportsbook and enjoy their new player offer of up to $1,250 First Bet + 1,000 Tier Credit + 1,000 Reward Credits®.
Why bet on the New York Yankees?
✅ The Yankees lead the AL East with an 83-54 record, and have better than the Rays on the season so far.
✅ Aaron Judge leads the team with a .301 batting average, 55 home runs and 118 RBIs and will continue to make an impact on games for the Yankees.
✅ The Yankees have a moneyline coverage record of 83-54 and have gone 3-2 in their last five games.
|Teams||Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees|
|When||Saturday, September 9, at 7:05 p.m. ET|
|Venue||Tropicana Field Stadium, Petersburg, FL|
|Betting Picks||New York Yankees to win Moneyline @ -165|
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Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays recently took two out of three against the New York Yankees, and have won eight of their last nine games as they are peaking at the right time of the season. The Rays are also 2nd in the American League East standings, directly below the Yankees.
The Rays have some prominent batters in their line-up. Left fielder Randy Arozarena has accumulated a batting average of .269 and four RBIs in the last seven games. The Rays' third baseman Yandy Diaz has recently piled up eight hits and two doubles.
As of September 6, Drew Rasmussen was officially placed on the paternity list for the Rays, but he has been reinstated and is scheduled to start for the Rays in this game. Reports of injuries also come from Wander Franco and Shane McClanahan.
New York Yankees
During the course of the season, the New York Yankees were relatively injury-free. They did the majority of their damage before the All-Star break and were on track to have the best record in the American League. However, since the injuries started to mount, they have lost some of their lead. The team's division rivals, the Rays and Toronto Blue Jays, are now challenging them for the AL East crown.
Center fielder Aaron Judge leads the team with 55 home runs while batting a .301. He also has a career-high RBI total as a Yankee at 118. Anthony Rizzo has also made a huge impact for the Yankees, as he has had 30 home runs and a .225 betting average.
For the upcoming game, Matt Carpenter will be out due to a foot injury. The designated hitter who leads the team in batting average is expected to return in October.