New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays 7/23/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 23, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Severino vs. Matt Andriese
Tropicana Field is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, July 23, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Luis Severino for the Yankees and Matt Andriese for the Rays.
New York opens at -130 while Tampa Bay opens at +120. The Yankees have a 45-48-4 over/under record and a 52-45-0 run line mark. The Rays are 57-41-0 against the run line and have a 41-53-4 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 45-48-4 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 52-45-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 41-53-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 57-41-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
07/07/18 P Jonathan Loaisiga Shoulder 10-day DL (07/07)
07/04/18 2B Gleyber Torres Hip 10-day DL (07/05)
06/10/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow is out for season
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
07/22/18 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Oblique left last game, is "?" Sunday vs Miami Marlins
07/21/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Foot is "?" Sunday vs Miami Marlins
07/21/18 3B Matt Duffy Back is "?" Sunday vs Miami Marlins
07/19/18 C Wilson Ramos Hamstring 10-day DL (07/15)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/08/18 P Chaz Roe Knee 10-day DL (07/08)
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/26/18 P Jonny Venters Rest 10-day DL (06/25)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
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 63-34 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Severino has a 14-2 record with an earned run average of 2.31 and a WHIP of 1.01 this year. He has 144 strikeouts over his 128.1 innings pitched and he's given up 97 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.78 and they have given up 250 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the bullpen and they've struck out 443 hitters and walked 127 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.54. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 729 base hits and 344 earned runs. They have allowed 105 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 302 batters and struck out 964. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.18 and their FIP as a unit is 3.67.
As a team New York is hitting .254, good for 10th in the league. The Yankees hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .278 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 105 hits this season in 378 at bats with 57 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .513 and an OPS+ of 129. Aaron Judge is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .398. He has totaled 103 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 360 at bats. His OPS+ is 156 while his slugging percentage is at .558. The Yankees have 847 hits, including 186 doubles and 162 home runs. New York has walked 369 times so far this season and they have struck out 879 times as a unit. They have left 677 men on base and have a team OPS of .795. They score 5.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 505 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 49-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.34, Matt Andriese has a 2-4 record and a 1.25 WHIP this season. He has 54 strikeouts over the 56 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 52 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.92. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 387 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 419 batters and walked 167 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 743 base knocks and 363 earned runs this season. They have given up 95 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 317 hitters and struck out 836 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.85.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 9th in the league. The Rays hold a .395 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. C.J. Cron comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .326. He has 86 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 340 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .474 with an OPS+ of 123. Mallex Smith is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 79 hits in 275 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Rays as a unit have 856 base hits, including 159 doubles and 90 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 312 times this year and they have struck out on 860 occasions. They have had 698 men left on base and have an OPS of .722. They have scored 4.16 runs per game and totaled 408 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +120
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