New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays 6/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sonny Gray vs. Wilmer Font
The New York Yankees head to Tropicana Field on Saturday, June 23, 2018 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Sonny Gray for the Yankees and Wilmer Font for the Rays.
The odds for this matchup have New York at -164 and Tampa Bay at +154. The Yankees have a 34-36-2 over/under mark and a 41-31-0 run line record. The Rays are 42-32-0 against the run line and have a 32-39-3 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 34-36-2 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 41-31-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 32-39-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 42-32-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
06/21/18 LF Brett Gardner Knee is probable Friday vs Tampa Bay Rays
06/21/18 P AJ Cole Neck 10-day DL (06/20)
06/10/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow is out for season
06/09/18 P Masahiro Tanaka Hamstring 10-day DL (06/09)
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
06/12/18 SS Daniel Robertson Hamstring 10-day DL (06/11)
06/04/18 P Chris Archer Groin 10-day DL (06/03)
05/23/18 P Jake Faria Side 60-day DL (05/23)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 50-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 4.89 and a WHIP of 1.48 this year. He has 66 strikeouts over his 73.2 innings pitched and he's given up 76 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.82 and they have given up 180 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 332 hitters and walked 94 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.4. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 526 base hits and 247 earned runs. They have allowed 75 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 223 batters and struck out 738. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.47.
As a team New York is hitting .253, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .252 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 70 hits this season in 278 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 120. Aaron Judge is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .398. He has totaled 74 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 263 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .567. The Yankees have 624 hits, including 138 doubles and 122 home runs. New York has walked 274 times so far this season and they have struck out 657 times as a unit. They have left 499 men on base and have a team OPS of .797. They score 5.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 381 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 34-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.56, Wilmer Font has a 0-3 record and a 1.65 WHIP this season. He has 29 strikeouts over the 33.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 42 hits. He allows 11.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 284 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 300 batters and walked 111 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 567 base knocks and 284 earned runs this season. They have given up 77 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 229 hitters and struck out 612 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.91.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .385 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. C.J. Cron comes into this matchup batting .237 with an OBP of .316. He has 64 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 270 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 112. Mallex Smith is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 62 hits in 225 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 98 and a slugging percentage of .360. The Rays as a unit have 625 base hits, including 108 doubles and 67 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 230 times this year and they have struck out on 646 occasions. They have had 509 men left on base and have an OPS of .705. They have scored 3.88 runs per game and totaled 287 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees -164
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