Scheduled for 1:40 PM on May 12, 2024, the New York Yankees will square off against the Tampa Bay Rays under scattered clouds at Tropicana Field. Taking the hill for the Yankees is Luis Gil, who comes in with a solid ERA of 2.919, while Tyler Alexander, with a higher ERA of 4.959, will pitch for the Rays.

In terms of standings within the AL East Division, the Yankees hold the second spot with a record of 26 wins and 15 losses, maintaining a winning percentage of 0.63. They have a divisional record of 7-8, reflecting a challenging intra-division play. The Yankees have been fairly consistent with 7 victories out of their last 10 games, although currently on a one-loss streak. At home, their record is stronger (13-6) compared to their slightly less impressive road performance (13-9). The Yankees have notably amassed 192 runs and conceded 142 runs this season.

The Tampa Bay Rays, on the other hand, are placed 10th in the division, balancing at a 0.50 winning percentage with a 20-20 record. Within the division, they’ve won 4 and lost 5, situating them 4th. Recently, the Rays have won 6 out of their last 10 matches and are currently enjoying a one-win streak. Their home performance appears more favorable at 14-11, contrasting with their struggles on the road (6-9). This season, the Rays have scored 161 runs and allowed 189.

Looking toward the betting outlook, the game sets an intriguing stage. The Yankees are favored with the money line at -138 given their more robust season performance, while the Rays stand at +116, reflecting their comparative unpredictability. The point spread stands at 1.5, and the Over/Under for the game is set at 8.5, hinting at expectations for a moderately high-scoring affair.