Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Severino (3-3) vs. Chris Archer (12-11)
The New York Yankees take on the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday at Tropicana Field. The Yankees send Luis Severino to the mound to face Chris Archer of the Rays. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +130 and Tampa Bay at -140. The over/under was set at 7. The Yankees, with a 74-69 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 70-69 over/under record. The Rays are 76-67 against the run line and have a 65-68 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
The Yankees come into this game with a 79-64 record, and they are 38-32 away from home. Starting pitcher Luis Severino holds a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 3.35 and a WHIP of 1.35. In his starts, the Yankees are 3-4 over his 37.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 34 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 3-4. The team is averaging 3.6 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.49 and they've given up 396 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen while being struck out 526 times and walking 188 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.46 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.00.
New York is batting .253 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .252 away from home. Ranked at 9th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .323 and they hold a .427 team slugging percentage. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.72 hits per game and Chase Headley leads the team with 139.
With a 69-74 overall record, Tampa Bay will come into this game 33-36 at home. With an earned run average of 2.95, Chris Archer will come into this game holding a 12-11 record and a 1.06 WHIP. In his starts, the Rays are 17-13 and he has allowed 153 hits over 192.1 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 15-12. The team is averaging 4 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.78 and they have given up 425 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .234 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 461 times and walking 174 times this season. As a team, Tampa Bay has allowed 8.08 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.53 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70.
They are batting .249 as a team, which is good for 24th in the league and hitting .241 at home. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Rays sit at .312 and they hold a .399 team slugging percentage. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.42 hits per game and Evan Longoria leads the team with 143.
The Yankees have committed 84 errors and have combined for 1,394 assists and 3,872 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 86 errors, accumulating 1,232 assists and compiling 3,857 put outs.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 70-69 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 74-69 against the run line so far this season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 65-68 against the over/under so far this season
The Tampa Bay Rays are 76-67 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
09/11/15 1B Mark Teixeira Shin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27); out for season
09/08/15 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow out indefinitely
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/2)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Tampa Bay Rays
08/27/15 CF Desmond Jennings Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/26)
08/26/15 C Curt Casali Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/25)
08/21/15 P Jake McGee Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/19)
05/09/15 P Alex Cobb Forearm Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/29/15 P Kirby Yates Pectoral Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/29)
04/18/15 P Jeff Beliveau Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/22), out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays
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