The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays meet again. Which between them will take Game 1 of this upcoming series at Tropicana Field? Check out preview of this Yankees vs. Rays 2022 MLB season matchup below.
Betting Preview for the New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays MLB Regular Season Game on June 20, 2022
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
When: Monday, June 20, 2022, 7:10 PM ET
TV Broadcast: MLBN/ESPN
Betting on the New York Yankees (-1.5)
Regular Season Record: 49-17
On the mound for the Yankees in this game will be Gerrit Cole, who is carrying a 6-1 record to go with a 3.33 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. In his last start, Cole tossed 6.0 scorless innings while striking 7 and walking just a single hitter in a 2-0 win over the Rays on June 14. The Yankees are currently tops in the MLB with a 120 wRC+, with Aaron Judge hitting .305 to go with his 25 home runs.
The Yankees, who are coming off a 10-9 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, are 3-0 in Cole’s last three starts.
The Over is 2-1 in the Yankees’ last 3 games overall.
Betting on the Tampa Bay Rays (+1.5)
Regular Season Record: 36-30
Shane McClanahan will get the start for the Rays in this series opener against the Yankees. McClanahan enters the game with a 7-3 record along with an excellent 1.84 ERA and a sterling 0.86 WHIP. He picked up a loss in his lsat start, even though he allowed just an earned run in 6.0 innings in a 4-3 defeat at the hands of the Yankees on June 16. Nevertheless, the Rays have won 7 of his last 8 appearances. So far this season, the Rays are hitting .233/.296/.372, with Yandy Diaz and Randy Arozarena leading the offense. Dias is hitting .275 this season while Arozarena is batting .253.
The Rays are 6-2 in their last 8 home games.
The Under is 2-1 in the Rays’ last 3 games as the home team.
The Yankees win, 5-3.
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