Monday, April 10, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alex Cobb vs. Michael Pineda
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Yankee Stadium on Monday, April 10, 2017 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Alex Cobb for the Rays and Michael Pineda for the Yankees.
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The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +125 and New York at -135. The Rays have a 2-4-0 over/under record and a 3-3-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 3-2-0 against the run line and have a 3-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 2-4-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 3-3-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 3-2-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
04/03/17 P Brad Boxberge Arm 10-day DL (4/1)
04/01/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-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)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
04/09/17 C Gary Sanchez Bicep 10-day DL (4/9)
04/09/17 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday vs. Baltimore Orioles
04/02/17 SS Didi Gregorius Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
04/02/17 1B Tyler Austin Ankle 60-day DL (4/2)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 4-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alex Cobb has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 1.59 and a WHIP of 0.88. He has 4 strikeouts over his 5.2 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He allows 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.89 and they have given up 14 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 16 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.4 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 47 base hits and 21 earned runs. They have allowed 6 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 20 batters and struck out 46. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.92.
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As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .270, good for 5th in the league. The Rays hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .352, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per game. Logan Morrison is hitting .400 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 8 hits this season in 20 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .550 and an OPS+ of 179. Evan Longoria is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .393. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 22 at bats. His OPS+ is 175 while his slugging percentage is at .545. The Rays have 55 hits, including 10 doubles and 4 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 27 times so far this season and they have struck out 58 times as a unit. They have left 50 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 26 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 1-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.82, Michael Pineda has a 0-1 record and a 2.18 WHIP. He has 6 strikeouts over the 3.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 8 hits. He allows 19.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.37 and they have given up 12 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .169 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 22 batters and walked 4 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 43 base knocks and 21 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 13 hitters and struck out 44 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Ronald Torreyes comes into this matchup batting .200 with an OBP of .200. He has 3 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 15 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 70. Matt Holliday is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .429. He has collected 6 hits in 18 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 184 and a slugging percentage of .556. The Yankees as a unit have 45 base hits, including 8 doubles and 5 homers. New York has walked 16 times this year and they have struck out on 37 occasions. They have had 39 men left on base and have an OPS of .714. They have scored 3.6 runs per game and totaled 18 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays +125
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