Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 7/28/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, July 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Austin Pruitt vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Yankee Stadium on Friday, July 28, 2017 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Austin Pruitt for the Rays and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees.
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The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +175 and New York at -186. The Rays have a 56-44-2 over/under record and a 51-51-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 55-44-0 against the run line and have a 53-45-1 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 56-44-2 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 51-51-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 53-45-1 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 55-44-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
07/26/17 P Jake Odorizzi Back 10-day DL (07/25)
07/01/17 SS Daniel Robertson Neck 10-day DL (06/26)
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/13/17 P Matt Andriese Hip 60-day DL (06/11)
06/09/17 CF Kevin Kiermaier Hip 60-day DL (06/09)
06/09/17 LF Rickie Weeks Jr. Shoulder 10-day DL (06/09)
06/01/17 P Kevin Gadea Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
06/01/17 3B Matt Duffy Achilles 60-day DL (04/02)
06/01/17 P Shawn Tolleson Elbow 60-day DL (04/01)
05/18/17 P Xavier Cedeno Forearm 60-day DL (04/18)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
07/22/17 2B Starlin Castro Hamstring 10-day DL (07/22)
07/16/17 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (07/11)
07/02/17 CF Dustin Fowler Knee 60-day DL (06/30)
06/29/17 1B Tyler Austin Hamstring 10-day DL (06/29)
06/25/17 CF Aaron Hicks Oblique 10-day DL (06/26)
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (05/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 53-49 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Austin Pruitt has a 5-1 record with an earned run average of 6.25 and a WHIP of 1.74. He has 27 strikeouts over his 31.2 innings pitched and he's given up 47 hits. He allows 13.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 298 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 281 hitters and walked 132 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 850 base hits and 413 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 332 batters and struck out 818. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .253, good for 19th in the league. The Rays hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Corey Dickerson is hitting .303 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 117 hits this season in 386 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .528 and an OPS+ of 136. Logan Morrison is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 82 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 328 at bats. His OPS+ is 145 while his slugging percentage is at .543. The Rays have 879 hits, including 157 doubles and 146 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 358 times so far this season and they have struck out 975 times as a unit. They have left 702 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.6 runs per contest and have scored a total of 469 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 53-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.37, Masahiro Tanaka has a 7-9 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 118 strikeouts over the 115.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 128 hits. He allows 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.36 and they have given up 251 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 372 batters and walked 138 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 798 base knocks and 380 earned runs this season. They have given up 114 home runs this year, which ranks 23rd in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 301 hitters and struck out 922 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.89.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 6th in the league. The Yankees hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .310 with an OBP of .434. He has 106 hits this year along with 73 RBI in 342 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .646 with an OPS+ of 178. Brett Gardner is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 94 hits in 363 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .452. The Yankees as a unit have 909 base hits, including 165 doubles and 145 homers. New York has walked 385 times this year and they have struck out on 883 occasions. They have had 725 men left on base and have an OPS of .784. They have scored 5.35 runs per game and totaled 530 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays +175
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