Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 9/28/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 28, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jake Faria vs. Sonny Gray
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Yankee Stadium on Thursday, September 28, 2017 to take on the New York Yankees. The expected starting pitchers are Jake Faria for the Rays and Sonny Gray for the Yankees.
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The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +181 and New York at -193. The Rays have a 77-77-3 over/under mark and a 74-83-0 run line record. The Yankees are 86-71-0 against the run line and have a 82-72-3 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 77-77-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 74-83-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 82-72-3 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 86-71-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
06/26/17 P Diego Moreno Shoulder 60-day DL (05/22)
06/23/17 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (06/19)
06/09/17 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)
04/01/17 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 60-day DL (03/10)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
09/17/17 P Caleb Smith Infection 10-day DL (09/17)
09/06/17 P Adam Warren Back 10-day DL (09/06)
08/18/17 1B Garrett Cooper Tendonitis 10-day DL (08/17)
08/15/17 P Luis Cessa Back 60-day DL (08/15)
07/16/17 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (07/11)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 76-81 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jake Faria has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 3.33 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has 82 strikeouts over his 83.2 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.82 and they have given up 466 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 486 hitters and walked 196 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.01. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 1,293 base hits and 624 earned runs. They have allowed 186 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 490 batters and struck out 1,299. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.17.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .244, good for 25th in the league. The Rays hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Logan Morrison is hitting .241 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 120 hits this season in 497 at bats with 83 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .511 and an OPS+ of 132. Corey Dickerson is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .322. He has totaled 159 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 571 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .487. The Rays have 1,299 hits, including 222 doubles and 220 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 520 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,496 times as a unit. They have left 1,078 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 667 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 88-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.31, Sonny Gray has a 10-11 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 151 strikeouts over the 157.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 133 hits. He allows 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.68. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.36 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 634 batters and walked 217 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,222 base knocks and 586 earned runs this season. They have given up 188 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 489 hitters and struck out 1,506 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Brett Gardner comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .348. He has 154 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 583 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .422 with an OPS+ of 101. Aaron Judge is hitting .283 this season and he has an OBP of .419. He has collected 150 hits in 530 at bats while driving in 109 runs. He has an OPS+ of 167 and a slugging percentage of .621. The Yankees as a unit have 1,426 base hits, including 261 doubles and 232 homers. New York has walked 602 times this year and they have struck out on 1,347 occasions. They have had 1,157 men left on base and have an OPS of .786. They have scored 5.34 runs per game and totaled 839 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +181
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