New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks 7/6/2019
Saturday, July 6, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia vs. Blake Snell
Tommy Pham and the Tampa Bay Rays (50-38, 2nd in AL East) play the New York Yankees (56-29, 1st in AL East) at Tropicana Field on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The Yankees open this matchup at +140 while the Rays are priced at -150. The O/U opens at 8.5.
The Yankees have been a very good bet for bettors, having gone 56-29-0 SU. The Rays cover 56.8% of the time, going 50-38-0 straight up. The Rays have been a very good bet for bettors as the favorite, going 39-29-0 SU. New York has went 7-9-0 straight up as the underdog, so they cover 43.8% of the time.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a very good Over bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 47-35-3.
The Yankees cover 60.5% of the time as a visitor, having gone 23-15-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays cover 53.3% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 24-21-0 SU.
The Rays have been a hot and cold Over bet for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 37-44-7.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
7/2/2019 Luke Voit 1B Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/30/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
6/30/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/30/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/30/2019 Ben Heller RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
6/30/2019 Troy Tulowitzki SS Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
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 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/3/2019 Jonathan Loaisiga SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
7/4/2019 Kevin Kiermaier CF Wrist Probable for Jul 5
7/4/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Jul 13
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 Daniel Robertson 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/25/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
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 56-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 4.04 and a WHIP of 1.36 this season. He has 66 strikeouts over his 69 innings pitched and he's given up 68 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 308 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 372 hitters and walked 132 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 4.18. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 721 base hits and 352 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 261 batters and struck out 786. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team New York is hitting .265, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .463 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Gleyber Torres is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 86 hits this season in 293 at bats with 50 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .536 and an OPS+ of 135. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .339 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 111 hits and he has driven in 63 men in 327 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The Yankees have 768 hits, including 131 doubles and 142 home runs. New York has walked 319 times so far this season and they have struck out 752 times as a unit. They have left 555 men on base and have a team OPS of .804. They score 5.78 runs per contest and have scored a total of 491 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 50-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.87, Blake Snell has a 5-7 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 117 strikeouts over the 85 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 80 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 355 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 405 batters and walked 148 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 3.31. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 659 base knocks and 294 earned runs this season. They have given up 82 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 259 hitters and struck out 845 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 3.51.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 .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Tommy Pham comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .383. He has 87 hits this year along with 37 RBI in 310 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .461 with an OPS+ of 124. Austin Meadows is hitting .288 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 78 hits in 271 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .502. The Rays as a unit have 775 base hits, including 155 doubles and 108 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 290 times this year and they have struck out on 831 occasions. They have had 633 men left on base and have an OPS of .749. They have scored 4.6 runs per game and totaled 405 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees +140
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