Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Charlotte Sports Park
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Severino vs. Jake Odorizzi
The New York Yankees head Charlotte Sports Park on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays in a Spring Training game. The probable pitchers are Luis Severino for the Yankees and Jake Odorizzi for the Rays.
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The opening line for this matchup has New York at -120 and Tampa Bay at +100. The Yankees had a 72-80-10 over/under record and a 81-81-0 run line mark last year, meaning they covered 50% of the time. The Rays were 76-86-0 against the run line and had a 78-75-9 over/under record. They covered the spread 47% of the time.
The Yankees had a 84-78 record in 2016, including 36-45 away from home. Starting pitcher Luis Severino had a 3-8 record with an ERA of 5.83 and a WHIP of 1.45. He had 66 strikeouts over his 71 innings pitched and he gave up 78 hits last season. He allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.49. The bullpen last year had an earned run average of 3.67 and they gave up 426 base hits on the year. Teams hit .221 against the bullpen while being struck out 578 times and walking 184 times last season. As a team, New York allowed 8.56 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.78 batters per nine innings. They were 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Yankees pitchers collectively gave up 1,358 base hits and 660 earned runs. They allowed 214 home runs last season and they allowed 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff walked 444 batters and struck out 1,393. They walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit was 4.20.
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As a team New York batted .252, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. The Yankees held a .405 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314 which was good for 25th in baseball. They ranked 21st in baseball with 8.5 hits per game. Brett Gardner is coming off a 2016 season in which he hit .261 with an on-base percentage of .351. He had 143 hits last season along with 80 runs scored and 41 runs batted in. He struck out 106 times and walked 70 times. Didi Gregorius hit .276 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .304. He totaled 155 hits while scoring 68 runs and he drove in 70. He walked 19 times and struck out on 82 occasions. The Yankees had 1,377 hits, including 245 doubles and 183 home runs. They stole 72 bases and were thrown out stealing 22 times. New York walked 475 times last season and they struck out 1,188 times as a unit. They left 1,098 men on base and had a team OPS of .720. They scored 4.2 runs per contest and scored a total of 680 runs last year.
Tampa Bay had a 36-45 home record and a 68-94 overall mark in 2016. With an earned run average of 3.69, Jake Odorizzi had a 10-6 record and a 1.19 WHIP last season. He had 166 strikeouts over the 187.2 innings he pitched during which he gave up 170 hits. He allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.31. Last season the bullpen had an earned run average of 4.09 and they gave up 491 base hits on the year. Teams hit .250 against the Rays bullpen while being struck out 470 times and walking 201 times last season. As a team, Tampa Bay allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.56 batters per nine innings. They were 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.20. The Rays pitchers as a team surrendered 1,395 base knocks and 665 earned runs last season. They gave up 210 home runs last year and they gave up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Tampa Bay as a staff walked 491 hitters and struck out 1,357. They gave up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they struck out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.32 while their FIP as a staff was 4.26.
As a team, they batted .243, good for 28th in the league while putting together a .234 average at home. The Rays held a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307 which was good for 27th in baseball. They ranked 27th in baseball with 8.23 hits per contest. Evan Longoria comes into this matchup after batting .273 with an OBP of .318. He had 173 hits last year along with 81 runs scored and 98 RBI. He struck out 144 times and walked on 42 occasions. Colby Rasmus hit .206 in 2016 and he had an OBP of .286. He collected 76 hits while scoring 38 runs and driving in 54. He earned a walk 43 times and punched out 121 times. The Rays as a unit had 1,333 base hits, including 288 doubles and 216 homers. They had 60 stolen bases and were thrown out 37 times. Tampa Bay as a team walked 449 times last year and they struck out 1,482 times. They had 1,060 men left on base and had an OPS of .733. They scored 4.15 runs per game and totaled 672 runs last season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees were 72-80-10 against the over/under last season
The New York Yankees were 81-81-0 against the run line last season
Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays were 78-75-9 against the over/under last season
The Tampa Bay Rays were 76-86-0 against the run line last season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
No key injuries to report
Tampa Bay Rays
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays +100
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