Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 8/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Yonny Chirinos vs. Masahiro Tanaka
The Tampa Bay Rays head to Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, August 15, 2018 to take on the New York Yankees. The expected starting pitchers are Yonny Chirinos for the Rays and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees.
The odds for this matchup have Tampa Bay at +130 and New York at -140. The Rays have a 51-63-4 over/under mark and a 66-52-0 run line record. The Yankees are 62-56-0 against the run line and have a 54-57-7 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 54-57-7 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 62-56-0 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
08/13/18 P CC Sabathia Knee 10-day DL (08/13)
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 Yonny Chirinos has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 3.50 and a WHIP of 1.21 this year. He has 43 strikeouts over his 46.1 innings pitched and he's given up 42 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. 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 9th 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 13th 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 74-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.08, Masahiro Tanaka has a 9-3 record and a 1.10 WHIP this season. He has 111 strikeouts over the 108 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 90 hits. He allows 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.21 and they have given up 336 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 543 batters and walked 158 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.8 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 3.72. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 919 base knocks and 440 earned runs this season. They have given up 136 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 368 hitters and struck out 1,191 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Yankees hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 5th 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 .333. He has 117 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 434 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .479 with an OPS+ of 116. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .347. He has collected 128 hits in 458 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Yankees as a unit have 1,023 base hits, including 208 doubles and 193 homers. New York has walked 441 times this year and they have struck out on 1,041 occasions. They have had 815 men left on base and have an OPS of .784. They have scored 5.19 runs per game and totaled 613 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays +130
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