Sunday, May 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia vs. Chris Archer
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday, May 21, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are CC Sabathia for the Yankees and Chris Archer for the Rays.
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New York opens at +139 while Tampa Bay opens at -149. The Yankees have a 24-15-0 over/under record and a 25-14-0 run line mark. The Rays are 25-19-0 against the run line and have a 27-17-0 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 24-15-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 25-14-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 27-17-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 25-19-0 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 24-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 4.93 and a WHIP of 1.45. He has 31 strikeouts over his 45.2 innings pitched and he's given up 47 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.71 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .205 against the bullpen and they've struck out 150 hitters and walked 52 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.84. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 318 base hits and 151 earned runs. They have allowed 42 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 122 batters and struck out 362. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.67.
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As a team New York is hitting .273, good for 2nd in the league. The Yankees hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .353, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.7 hits per game. Starlin Castro is hitting .352 with an on-base percentage of .386. He has 57 hits this season in 162 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .543 and an OPS+ of 147. 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 94 while his slugging percentage is at .394. The Yankees have 379 hits, including 60 doubles and 60 home runs. New York has walked 164 times so far this season and they have struck out 352 times as a unit. They have left 303 men on base and have a team OPS of .808. They score 5.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 224 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 22-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.70, Chris Archer has a 3-2 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 58.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 49 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 101 batters and walked 52 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 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 353 base knocks and 164 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 141 hitters and struck out 322 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 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 4.02.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 16th in the league. The Rays hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Steven Souza comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .358. He has 36 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 141 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .433 with an OPS+ of 122. Corey Dickerson is hitting .337 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 55 hits in 163 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 172 and a slugging percentage of .601. The Rays as a unit have 376 base hits, including 67 doubles and 59 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 174 times this year and they have struck out on 464 occasions. They have had 330 men left on base and have an OPS of .755. They have scored 4.66 runs per game and totaled 205 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays -149
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