Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 4/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. Luis Severino
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Blake Snell for the Rays and Luis Severino for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +212 and New York at -230. The Rays have a 1-3-0 over/under record and a 4-0-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 2-2-0 against the run line and have a 1-3-0 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 4-0-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 1-3-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 2-2-0 against the run line
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
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
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 have a 1-3 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell had a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 4.04 and a WHIP of 1.33 last season. He had 119 strikeouts over his 129.1 innings pitched and he gave up 113 hits. He allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he had a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 1.59 and they have given up 12 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 12 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 5.8 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.25. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 28 base hits and 9 earned runs. They have allowed 2 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 14 batters and struck out 23. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 5.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.17 and their FIP as a unit is 3.72.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .190, good for 29th in the league. The Rays hold a .278 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .264, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.0 hits per game. Brad Miller is hitting .200 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 2 hits this season in 10 at bats with 2 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 136. Denard Span is hitting .167 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 2 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 12 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .333. The Rays have 24 hits, including 3 doubles and 2 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 13 times so far this season and they have struck out 36 times as a unit. They have left 26 men on base and have a team OPS of .542. They score 2.25 runs per contest and have scored a total of 9 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York had a 2-2 overall mark last year. With an earned run average of 2.98, Luis Severino had a 14-6 record and a 1.04 WHIP. He had 230 strikeouts over the 193.1 innings he pitched. He also gave up 150 hits. He allowed 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stood at 3.08. The bullpen has an earned run average of 7.42 and they have given up 12 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 18 batters and walked 5 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 11.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 28 base knocks and 14 earned runs this season. They have given up 5 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 13 hitters and struck out 45 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 11.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.27.
As a team, they are batting .209, good for 21st in the league. The Yankees hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.0 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .200 with an OBP of .333. He has 3 hits this year along with 0 RBI in 15 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .267 with an OPS+ of 77. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .444. He has collected 4 hits in 14 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 262 and a slugging percentage of .857. The Yankees as a unit have 28 base hits, including 10 doubles and 6 homers. New York has walked 16 times this year and they have struck out on 31 occasions. They have had 25 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 17 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rays +212
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