New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays 9/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Yonny Chirinos
The New York Yankees head to Tropicana Field on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 to take on the Tampa Bay Rays. The expected starting pitchers are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Yonny Chirinos for the Rays.
The odds for this matchup have New York at -165 and Tampa Bay at +140. The Yankees have a 73-76-7 over/under mark and a 79-77-0 run line record. The Rays are 90-66-0 against the run line and have a 68-82-6 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 73-76-7 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 79-77-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 68-82-6 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 90-66-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
09/24/18 SS Didi Gregorius Wrist is out indefinitely
09/19/18 LF Clint Frazier Concussion 60-day DL (09/19)
07/07/18 P Jonathan Loaisiga Shoulder 10-day DL (07/07)
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)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
09/24/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Shoulder is doubtful Tuesday vs New York Yankees
09/05/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 60-day DL (08/04)
08/31/18 C Michael Perez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/29)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/04/18 P Vidal Nuno Hamstring 10-day DL (07/04)
06/30/18 P Wilmer Font Side 60-day DL (06/30)
06/18/18 3B Christian Arroyo Oblique 10-day DL (06/17)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 96-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 12-5 record with an earned run average of 3.67 and a WHIP of 1.11 this year. He has 155 strikeouts over his 152 innings pitched and he's given up 135 hits. He allows 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have given up 470 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the bullpen and they've struck out 709 hitters and walked 210 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 1,265 base hits and 586 earned runs. They have allowed 171 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 470 batters and struck out 1,564. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 3.62.
As a team New York is hitting .248, good for 15th in the league. The Yankees hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 155 hits this season in 597 at bats with 94 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .492 and an OPS+ of 119. Miguel Andujar is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 163 hits and he has driven in 85 men in 547 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .521. The Yankees have 1,311 hits, including 257 doubles and 252 home runs. New York has walked 602 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,356 times as a unit. They have left 1,061 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 802 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 87-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.68, Yonny Chirinos has a 4-5 record and a 1.21 WHIP this season. He has 72 strikeouts over the 85.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 81 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 678 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 717 batters and walked 272 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,177 base knocks and 562 earned runs this season. They have given up 152 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 475 hitters and struck out 1,356 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 2nd in the league. The Rays hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Joey Wendle comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .356. He has 141 hits this year along with 57 RBI in 469 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .437 with an OPS+ of 120. Matt Duffy is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 148 hits in 503 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .366. The Rays as a unit have 1,367 base hits, including 265 doubles and 145 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 518 times this year and they have struck out on 1,336 occasions. They have had 1,115 men left on base and have an OPS of .740. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 686 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays +140
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