Saturday, May 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Matt Andriese
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Matt Andriese for the Rays.
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New York opens at -118 while Tampa Bay opens at +108. The Yankees have a 23-15-0 over/under record and a 25-13-0 run line mark. The Rays are 24-19-0 against the run line and have a 26-17-0 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 23-15-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 25-13-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 26-17-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 24-19-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/14/17 P Aroldis Chapman Rotator Cuff 10-day DL (5/13)
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (5/2)
04/02/17 1B Tyler Austin Ankle 60-day DL (4/02)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/18/17 SS Brad Miller Abdominal 10-day DL (5/16)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (4/18)
04/23/17 P Tommy Hunter Calf 10-day DL (4/23)
04/14/17 CF Mallex Smith Hamstring 10-day DL (4/14)
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberge Arm 60-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Heel 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (3/8)
04/01/17 C Wilson Ramos Knee 60-day DL (4/1)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 24-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 5.80 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 35 strikeouts over his 45 innings pitched and he's given up 53 hits. He allows 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.49 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the bullpen and they've struck out 144 hitters and walked 50 batters. As a team, New York allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 307 base hits and 146 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 117 batters and struck out 349. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.73.
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As a team New York is hitting .274, good for 2nd in the league. The Yankees hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .354, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .348 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 55 hits this season in 158 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .544 and an OPS+ of 146. Chase Headley is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 137 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .394. The Yankees have 371 hits, including 58 doubles and 59 home runs. New York has walked 162 times so far this season and they have struck out 345 times as a unit. They have left 299 men on base and have a team OPS of .810. They score 5.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 220 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 21-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.18, Matt Andriese has a 3-1 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 42 strikeouts over the 45.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 41 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 99 batters and walked 51 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.75. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 345 base knocks and 160 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 139 hitters and struck out 315 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.03.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 16th in the league. The Rays hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Steven Souza comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .354. He has 36 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 139 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .439 with an OPS+ of 122. Corey Dickerson is hitting .335 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 53 hits in 158 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 173 and a slugging percentage of .608. The Rays as a unit have 365 base hits, including 63 doubles and 59 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 169 times this year and they have struck out on 451 occasions. They have had 319 men left on base and have an OPS of .753. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 200 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +108
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