Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 4/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, April 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Austin Pruitt vs. Jordan Montgomery
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Yankee Stadium on Monday, April 2, 2018 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Austin Pruitt for the Rays and Jordan Montgomery for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +115 and New York at -125. The Rays had a 78-81-3 over/under record and a 77-85-0 run line mark last season. The Yankees were 98-77-0 against the run line and had a 89-82-4 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays were 78-81-3 against the over/under last year
The Tampa Bay Rays were 77-85-0 against the run line last season
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees were 89-82-4 against the over/under last year
The New York Yankees were 98-77-0 against the run line last season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
03/29/18 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 10-day DL (03/28)
03/26/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 10-day DL (03/28)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
03/30/18 RF Aaron Hicks Ribs 10-day DL (03/30)
03/29/18 LF Clint Frazier Concussion 7-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays had a 80-82 overall record last season. Starting pitcher Austin Pruitt had a 7-5 record with an earned run average of 5.31 and a WHIP of 1.51. He had 66 strikeouts over his 83 innings pitched and he gave up 103 hits. He allowed 11.2 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.27. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.83 and they gave up 482 base hits on the year. Teams hit .232 against the bullpen while striking out 511 hitters and walking 202 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allowed 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They were 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.97. The Rays pitchers collectively gave up 1,324 base hits and 638 earned runs last year. They allowed 193 home runs last season, ranking them 17th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff walked 503 batters and struck out 1,352. They walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They had a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit was 4.17.
As a team Tampa Bay hit .245, good for 25th in the league. The Rays held a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which was good for 22nd in baseball. They ranked 25th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Wilson Ramos hit .260 with an on-base percentage of .290 last year. He had 54 hits last season in 208 at bats with 35 runs batted in. He had a slugging percentage of .447 and an OPS+ of 98. Denard Span hit .272 last year and he had an on-base percentage of .329. He totaled 135 hits and he drove in 43 men in 497 at bats. His OPS+ was 100 while his slugging percentage was at .427. The Rays had 1,340 hits last season, including 226 doubles and 228 home runs. Tampa Bay walked 545 times last year and they struck out 1,538 times as a unit. They left 1,114 men on base and had a team OPS of .739. They scored 4.28 runs per contest and scored a total of 694 runs last year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York had a 91-71 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 3.88, Jordan Montgomery had a 9-7 record and a 1.23 WHIP. He had 144 strikeouts over the 155.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 140 hits. He allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 4.07. The bullpen had an earned run average of 3.34 and they gave up 402 base hits on the year. Teams hit .201 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers struck out 653 batters and walked 225 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allowed 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They were 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Yankees pitchers as a team surrendered 1,248 base knocks and 599 earned runs last season. They gave up 192 home runs last year, which ranked 19th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff walked 504 hitters and struck out 1,560 batters. They gave up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they struck out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP was 1.21 while their FIP as a staff was 3.88.
As a team, they batted .262, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees held a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which was good for 2nd in baseball. They ranked 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup after batting .284 with an OBP of .422 last season. He had 154 hits last year along with 114 RBI in 542 AB's. He maintained a slugging percentage of .627 with an OPS+ of 171. Giancarlo Stanton hit .281 last season and he had an OBP of .376. He collected 168 hits in 597 at bats while driving in 132 runs. He had an OPS+ of 165 and a slugging percentage of .631. The Yankees as a unit had 1,463 base hits last season, including 266 doubles and 241 homers. New York walked 616 times last year and they struck out on 1,386 occasions. They left 1,184 men on base and had an OPS of .785. They scored 5.3 runs per game and totaled 858 runs last year.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays +115
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