Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 8/14/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Jalen Beeks vs. J.A. Happ
The Tampa Bay Rays visit Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Jalen Beeks for the Rays and J.A. Happ for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Tampa Bay at +136 and New York at -146. The Rays have a 51-63-4 over/under record and a 66-52-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 62-55-0 against the run line and have a 53-57-7 over/under record.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 51-63-4 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 66-52-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 53-57-7 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 62-55-0 against the run line
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
08/04/18 CF Tommy Pham Foot 10-day DL (08/03)
08/04/18 SS Daniel Robertson Thumb 10-day DL (08/04)
07/11/18 P Jose Alvarado Personal is out indefinitely
07/08/18 P Chaz Roe Knee 10-day DL (07/08)
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)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
07/26/18 RF Aaron Judge Wrist 10-day DL (07/26)
07/24/18 C Gary Sanchez Groin 10-day DL (07/24)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 60-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jalen Beeks has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 9.15 and a WHIP of 1.78 this season. He has 13 strikeouts over his 19.2 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He's allowed 11.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.88 and they have given up 496 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 523 hitters and walked 211 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 906 base hits and 449 earned runs. They have allowed 120 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 380 batters and struck out 1,023. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .253, good for 9th in the league. The Rays hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .370. He has 99 hits this season in 335 at bats with 27 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 122. C.J. Cron is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .317. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 392 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .469. The Rays have 1,013 hits, including 190 doubles and 107 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 371 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,011 times as a unit. They have left 819 men on base and have a team OPS of .719. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 495 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 74-43 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.07, J.A. Happ has a 12-6 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 141 strikeouts over the 126 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 106 hits. He's allowing 7.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .210 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 537 batters and walked 157 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 904 base knocks and 432 earned runs this season. They have given up 131 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 366 hitters and struck out 1,179 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.71.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Yankees hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this matchup batting .270 with an OBP of .334. He has 116 hits this year along with 68 RBI in 430 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 117. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 128 hits in 455 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .532. The Yankees as a unit have 1,016 base hits, including 207 doubles and 192 homers. New York has walked 438 times this year and they have struck out on 1,028 occasions. They have had 810 men left on base and have an OPS of .785. They have scored 5.2 runs per game and totaled 608 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees -146
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