New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks 9/24/2019
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Brendan McKay
Tommy Pham and the Tampa Bay Rays (92-64, 2nd in AL East) host the New York Yankees (102-55, 1st in AL East) at Tropicana Field on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. The moneyline on this matchup has the Yankees coming in at -120 and the Rays are at +110. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Yankees have been bad for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 102-55-0 SU. The Rays are covering 59.0% of the time, going 92-64-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a dicey Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 82-69-6.
The Yankees are covering 58.1% of the time away from home, having gone 43-31-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays are covering 57.7% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 45-33-0 SU.
The Rays have been a dicey Under bet for O/U bettors, having gone 76-71-9.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
9/22/2019 Aaron Hicks CF Elbow Out for the season
9/22/2019 Jordan Montgomery RP Rest Out for the season
9/21/2019 Gary Sanchez C Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 28
9/21/2019 Edwin Encarnacion DH Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/21/2019 Gleyber Torres SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 24
9/19/2019 Jonathan Holder RP Shoulder Out for the season
9/19/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Out for the season
9/18/2019 Dellin Betances RP Achilles Out for the season
9/10/2019 Mike Tauchman LF Calf Out for the season
9/8/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Out for the season
9/1/2019 David Hale RP Back Out for the season
9/1/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Out for the season
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
9/22/2019 Avisail Garcia RF Illness Probable for Sep 23
9/21/2019 Eric Sogard 2B Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/11/2019 Hoby Milner RP Neck Out for the season
9/5/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Elbow Out for the season
8/30/2019 Yandy Diaz 3B Foot Out for the season
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 102-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 11-8 record with an earned run average of 4.47 and a WHIP of 1.23 this season. He has 147 strikeouts over his 179 innings pitched and he's given up 181 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 576 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 710 hitters and walked 251 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 1,328 base hits and 666 earned runs. They have allowed 240 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 486 batters and struck out 1,482. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.46.
As a team New York is hitting .269, good for 3rd in the league. The Yankees hold a .493 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Brett Gardner is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .330. He has 121 hits this season in 477 at bats with 72 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .507 and an OPS+ of 119. Aaron Judge is hitting .275 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 100 hits and he has driven in 54 men in 364 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Yankees have 1,457 hits, including 284 doubles and 298 home runs. New York has walked 555 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,377 times as a unit. They have left 1,014 men on base and have a team OPS of .833. They score 5.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 923 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 92-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Brendan McKay has a 2-4 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 53 strikeouts over the 46.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 51 hits. He's allowing 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 639 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 779 batters and walked 253 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,233 base knocks and 579 earned runs this season. They have given up 176 home runs this year, which ranks 30th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 432 hitters and struck out 1,552 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.17 while their FIP as a staff is 3.68.Related: Gambling 101 - MLB Betting Tips - Tony George of Doc's Sports
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 12th in the league. The Rays hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Tommy Pham comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .372. He has 151 hits this year along with 66 RBI in 547 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 120. Austin Meadows is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 148 hits in 512 at bats while driving in 88 runs. He has an OPS+ of 141 and a slugging percentage of .561. The Rays as a unit have 1,380 base hits, including 282 doubles and 206 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 524 times this year and they have struck out on 1,422 occasions. They have had 1,093 men left on base and have an OPS of .757. They have scored 4.78 runs per game and totaled 746 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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