Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 6/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Yarbrough vs. Luis Severino
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Yankee Stadium on Saturday, June 16, 2018 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Ryan Yarbrough for the Rays and Luis Severino for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +117 and New York at -127. The Rays have a 31-34-3 over/under record and a 39-29-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 36-28-0 against the run line and have a 32-30-2 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 31-34-3 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 39-29-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 32-30-2 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 36-28-0 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 32-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough has a 5-2 record with an earned run average of 3.90 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 59 strikeouts over his 64.2 innings pitched and he's given up 60 hits. He's allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.70 and they have given up 257 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 277 hitters and walked 102 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 517 base hits and 263 earned runs. They have allowed 69 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 211 batters and struck out 567. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.86.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .254, good for 7th in the league. The Rays hold a .393 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. C.J. Cron is hitting .247 with an on-base percentage of .326. He has 63 hits this season in 255 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 120. Mallex Smith is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 60 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 208 at bats. His OPS+ is 107 while his slugging percentage is at .380. The Rays have 589 hits, including 101 doubles and 64 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 210 times so far this season and they have struck out 583 times as a unit. They have left 471 men on base and have a team OPS of .717. They score 4.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 276 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 44-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.27, Luis Severino has a 9-2 record and a 0.96 WHIP. He has 109 strikeouts over the 91 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 64 hits. He's allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.92 and they have given up 166 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 303 batters and walked 87 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.53. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 474 base knocks and 230 earned runs this season. They have given up 71 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 205 hitters and struck out 659 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.16 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 11th in the league. The Yankees hold a .462 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. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .244 with an OBP of .319. He has 61 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 250 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 112. Aaron Judge is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .396. He has collected 65 hits in 236 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .564. The Yankees as a unit have 558 base hits, including 124 doubles and 109 homers. New York has walked 253 times this year and they have struck out on 594 occasions. They have had 447 men left on base and have an OPS of .793. They have scored 5.37 runs per game and totaled 349 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees -127
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