Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 6/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, June 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Nathan Eovaldi vs. Jonathan Loaisiga
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Yankee Stadium on Friday, June 15, 2018 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Nathan Eovaldi for the Rays and Jonathan Loaisiga for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +149 and New York at -159. The Rays have a 31-33-3 over/under record and a 38-29-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 36-27-0 against the run line and have a 32-29-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 31-33-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 38-29-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 32-29-2 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 36-27-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
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)
05/21/18 SS Adeiny Hechavarria Hamstring 10-day DL (05/18)
04/17/18 CF Kevin Kiermaier Thumb 60-day DL (04/16)
04/11/18 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day DL (03/28)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
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)
04/20/18 P Luis Cessa Oblique 10-day DL (04/18)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 32-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 3.94 and a WHIP of 0.63 this season. He has 11 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He's allowed 4.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 256 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 274 hitters and walked 102 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 511 base hits and 259 earned runs. They have allowed 67 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 207 batters and struck out 556. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.85.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .255, good for 7th in the league. The Rays hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 60 hits this season in 204 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .387 and an OPS+ of 110. C.J. Cron is hitting .251 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 63 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 251 at bats. His OPS+ is 123 while his slugging percentage is at .470. The Rays have 583 hits, including 100 doubles and 63 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 207 times so far this season and they have struck out 568 times as a unit. They have left 467 men on base and have a team OPS of .718. They score 4.07 runs per contest and have scored a total of 273 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 43-20 overall mark this year. Jonathan Loaisiga is expected to make his debut for the Yankees. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.96 and they have given up 165 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 298 batters and walked 86 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 468 base knocks and 227 earned runs this season. They have given up 70 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 202 hitters and struck out 644 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 10th in the league. The Yankees hold a .463 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .394. He has 63 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 232 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .565 with an OPS+ of 156. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 61 hits in 246 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .484. The Yankees as a unit have 552 base hits, including 123 doubles and 107 homers. New York has walked 249 times this year and they have struck out on 583 occasions. They have had 442 men left on base and have an OPS of .794. They have scored 5.39 runs per game and totaled 345 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees -159
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