New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks 7/5/2019
Friday, July 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Brendan McKay
Tropicana Field is the venue where Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (50-37, 2nd in AL East) will take on the New York Yankees (55-29, 1st in AL East) on Friday. The odds on this contest have the Yankees coming in at -120 and the Rays are at +110. The O/U has been set at 9.
The Yankees have been great for wagerers, having gone 55-29-0 SU. Tampa Bay covers 57.5% of the time, going 50-37-0 straight up. The Yankees have been a great play for wagerers as favorites, going 48-20-0 SU. Tampa Bay covers 57.9% of the time as the underdog, having gone 11-8-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a very good Over play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 46-35-3.
The Yankees cover 59.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 22-15-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay covers 54.5% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 24-20-0 SU.
The Rays have been a strong Under play for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 36-44-7.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
7/2/2019 Luke Voit 1B Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/30/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/30/2019 Ben Heller RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
6/30/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/30/2019 Troy Tulowitzki SS Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/30/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
6/27/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
6/23/2019 Cameron Maybin RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
6/20/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/16/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/3/2019 Jonathan Loaisiga SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/3/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
7/3/2019 Kevin Kiermaier CF Wrist Probable for Jul 4
7/3/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Probable for Jul 4
7/3/2019 Ji-Man Choi 1B Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jul 13
7/1/2019 Diego Castillo RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/30/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 10
6/29/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
6/25/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
6/25/2019 Daniel Robertson 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/23/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 23
6/22/2019 Anthony Bemboom C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 55-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 5-5 record with an earned run average of 3.74 and a WHIP of 1.18 this season. He has 85 strikeouts over his 98.2 innings pitched and he's given up 93 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 302 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 366 hitters and walked 127 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 712 base hits and 348 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 253 batters and struck out 775. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
As a team New York is hitting .266, good for 6th in the league. The Yankees hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .342 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 110 hits this season in 322 at bats with 61 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .531 and an OPS+ of 142. Gleyber Torres is hitting .298 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 86 hits and he has driven in 50 men in 289 at bats. His OPS+ is 138 while his slugging percentage is at .543. The Yankees have 760 hits, including 130 doubles and 140 home runs. New York has walked 315 times so far this season and they have struck out 740 times as a unit. They have left 552 men on base and have a team OPS of .806. They score 5.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 483 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 50-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 0.00, Brendan McKay has a 1-0 record and a 0.33 WHIP. He has 3 strikeouts over the 6 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 2 hits. He's allowing 1.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 352 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 398 batters and walked 145 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.26. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 651 base knocks and 286 earned runs this season. They have given up 80 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 255 hitters and struck out 833 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.15 while their FIP as a staff is 3.50.Related: Fixed Games - Point Shaving - NBA Refs - NFL fixed Games - Matt Holt and Tony George talk about it all in this video
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .358. He has 76 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 266 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .500 with an OPS+ of 126. Brandon Lowe is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .339. He has collected 77 hits in 279 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .523. The Rays as a unit have 766 base hits, including 152 doubles and 108 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 282 times this year and they have struck out on 820 occasions. They have had 621 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.61 runs per game and totaled 401 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees -120
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