On May 11, 2024, an enthralling matchup is set to take place as the New York Yankees visit the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. The first pitch is slated for 4:10 PM under a sky dotted with scattered clouds.

Nestor Cortes will take the mound for the Yankees, entering the game with an impressive ERA of 3.724. Zack Littell will counter for the Rays, showcasing a solid ERA of 3.000. In the 2024 AL East Division standings, the Yankees are currently second, with an impressive tally of 26 wins to 14 losses, marking a winning percentage of 0.65. They have a balanced divisional record of 7-7. Recently, the Yankees have shown strong form, winning 7 of their last 10 games and are on a one-game winning streak. They have been dominant at home with a 13-6 record and fairly strong on the road with 13-8. The team has shown a preference for night games with 15 wins compared to 11 during the day. They have scored 190 runs while allowing 135.

On the other side, the Rays are 10th in the division with a record of 19 wins and 20 losses, which translates to a .490 winning percentage. They have struggled in division games with a record of 3-5, placing them fourth in the division. The Rays have a 13-11 record at home and 6-9 away, with a particularly stronger performance during night games where they’ve achieved 12 wins. The team has accumulated 154 runs but has conceded 187.

In terms of betting odds, the game presents intriguing options for bettors. The point spread is set at 1.5, favoring the Yankees. The over/under for total runs scored is pegged at 8.0. For moneyline bets, the Yankees are listed at -127, indicating their slight favoritism, while the Rays are at +106, suggesting a competitive game where they’re underdogs by just a narrow margin.