On the 11th of May, 2024, a significant matchup is slated at Tropicana Field as the New York Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays at 4:10 PM. Conditions are expected to feature scattered clouds, setting the stage for an intriguing contest.

Nestor Cortes will lead the pitching for the Yankees, entering the game with a 3.724 ERA, while Zack Littell will take the mound for the Rays, holding an impressive 3.000 ERA.

In the current standings of the AL East Division for 2024, the Yankees are ranked second with a record of 26-14, translating into a .650 winning percentage. They are evenly matched in their division encounters, with a record of 7-7, and have secured 7 wins out of their last 10 games, presently enjoying a one-game winning streak. The Yankees have demonstrated robust performance both at home (13-6) and on the road (13-8), with a slightly better showing in night games (15 wins) compared to day games (11 wins).

The Tampa Bay Rays, on the other hand, are positioned 10th with a 19-20 record, marking a .490 winning percentage. They have struggled within their division, recording 3 wins and 5 losses, and have managed 6 victories in their last 10 outings, currently on a two-game losing streak. Playing at home, the Rays have a 13-11 record while their road games have seen them win 6 out of 15.

Considering the betting landscape, the odds have set the point spread at 1.5 in favor of the Yankees, with an over/under line of 8.0. The Yankees are favored on the money line (-127), while the Rays stand as underdogs with a money line of +106. These odds suggest a close contest, potentially tilting towards the Yankees due to their stronger overall and recent performance.