New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Close Contest Expected in Updated Analysis for Thursday's MLB Game [7/11/2024]

New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays: Close Contest Expected in Updated Analysis for Thursday's MLB Game [7/11/2024]

The Tampa Bay Rays will take on the New York Yankees in MLB action at Tropicana Field on Thursday, commencing at 6:50PM ET.

The Rays will have Shane Baz (0-1, 4.50 ERA) as their starting pitcher, up against Nestor Cortes (4-7, 3.40 ERA) for the Yankees.

Based on the latest simulations, Dimers' advanced MLB model (see Dimers Pro for full access) predicts an equal chance for both the Rays and Yankees to win today's game.

"Using the latest data, our experts simulated Thursday's Yankees-Rays game 10,000 times," said Dimers' Chief Content Officer, Nick Slade.

"Based on the latest updates and extensive data, we predict a 50-50 chance for both the Rays and Yankees, making it a highly competitive matchup."

Yankees vs. Rays Game-Day Updates and Essential Details

Thursday's MLB action between the Rays and Yankees at Tropicana Field is scheduled to begin at 6:50PM ET.'s full preview of Thursday's Yankees vs. Rays matchup includes our prediction, picks and the latest betting odds.

Before making any Rays vs. Yankees picks, be sure to check out the latest MLB predictions and betting advice from Dimers Pro.

Yankees vs. Rays Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Run Line?

Using powerful machine learning and data, we have simulated the outcome of Thursday's MLB game between the Yankees and Rays 10,000 times as part of our MLB predictions coverage.

Our independent predictive model currently can't split the two teams, giving both the Yankees and Rays a 50% chance of winning the game.

According to our model, the Rays (+1.5) have a 63% chance of covering the run line, while the 8-run over/under has a 52% chance of going over.


Yankees vs. Rays Odds [7/11/2024]

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Yankees Rays
Run Line -1.5 (+145) +1.5 (-166)
Moneyline -115 +100
Total o8 (-115) u8 (-102)

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

Yankees vs. Rays Picks

Our model's biggest edge in today's Yankees vs. Rays matchup is on the moneyline.

Our expert predictions, aligned with the best odds, reveal the best MLB bets for every game throughout the season.

Unlimited access to our picks, including this one, is available via Dimers Pro.

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We predict a close game between the Yankees and Rays on Thursday, with each team having a 50% chance of winning.

AI and automation have enhanced this article to quickly deliver accurate Yankees vs. Rays insights, with human oversight ensuring high editorial quality. Our predictions are drawn from the latest data to help you make informed decisions. For additional resources and advice on responsible gambling, please call 1-800-GAMBLER.

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Jason Bevilacqua has a deep-rooted passion for sports and has been actively involved in sports betting for many years. Specializing in the MLB, NHL, NBA, MLS, and NFL, Jason delivers engaging game previews across these leagues. His expertise is particularly evident in his best bets for MLB, NHL, and college basketball. Additionally, Jason contributes valuable MLB and NFL props, as well as NBA first basket plays. 

Since joining Dimers in 2020 as the Head of Social and Community, Jason has also made significant contributions to the editorial department, offering daily articles that are not only well-researched but also deeply insightful. His strategic approach and collaboration with DimersBOT ensure his betting advice is top-notch.

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