The New York Yankees are set to clash with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on May 12, 2024. The game is scheduled for a 01:40 pm start under what is expected to be partly cloudy skies. Handling pitching duties for the Yankees, Luis Gil steps up to the mound bearing a solid ERA of 2.919. On the Rays’ end, Tyler Alexander will counter, carrying an ERA of 4.959 into the game.

In the current standings within the AL East Division, the Yankees are positioned second, marked by their 26-15 record which reflects a .630 winning percentage. Their divisional activities show a balance of 7 wins against 8 losses. Recent plays contribute positively with 7 victories over the last 10 games, though a recent loss has halted their winning momentum. Their prowess on the road matches their home record with 13 wins each, supported by superior performance in night games tallying 16 wins. The team’s offensive lineup has accumulated a total of 192 runs, while their pitchers have maintained a commendable restraint by allowing only 142 runs.

Conversely, the Rays hold the 10th slot in the same division, an equilibrium in the win-loss column at 20-20 reflects their ongoing struggle for consistency. Placed fourth in divisional plays with 4 victories and 5 defeats, they’ve managed to pull off 6 wins out of their recent 10 engagements. Home games seem slightly more favorable with a 14-11 record, in contrast to their struggles on the road with 6 wins and 9 losses. The team’s scorecard displays 161 runs for and 189 runs against.

Turning to the betting odds for this matchup, the point spread is slated at 1.5 favoring the Yankees, with an over/under set at 8.5 runs. For moneyline bets, the Yankees are favored with an odds of -138 while the Rays are set at +116. Considering the statistical advantages and recent forms, betting wisdom might lean slightly towards the Yankees, especially taking into account the reliable arm of Luis Gil against the considerably higher ERA of Tyler Alexander.