New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks 9/25/2019
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Charlie Morton
Tropicana Field is the venue where Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (93-64, 2nd in AL East) will play the New York Yankees (102-55, 1st in AL East) on Wednesday. The line on this game has the Yankees priced at +150 and the Rays are at -160. The O/U opens at 9.5.
The Yankees have been a very good option for MLB bettors, having gone 102-55-0 SU. Tampa Bay covers 59.2% of the time, going 93-64-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a solid Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 82-69-6.
New York covers 58.1% of the time as the away team, having gone 43-31-0 straight up.
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
Tampa Bay covers 58.2% of the time at Tropicana Field, going 46-33-0 SU.
The Rays have been a solid Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 77-71-9.
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 Gleyber Torres SS Hamstring Probable for Sep 24
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
9/19/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Out for the season
9/19/2019 Jonathan Holder RP Shoulder 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
9/23/2019 Eric Sogard 2B Foot Out for the season
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 J.A. Happ has a 12-8 record with an earned run average of 5.01 and a WHIP of 1.31 this season. He has 134 strikeouts over his 156.1 innings pitched and he's given up 156 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.35. 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 11th 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. Aaron Judge is hitting .275 with an on-base percentage of .385. He has 100 hits this season in 364 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .538 and an OPS+ of 143. Brett Gardner is hitting .254 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 72 men in 477 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .507. 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 93-64 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.15, Charlie Morton has a 15-6 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 231 strikeouts over the 188.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 153 hits. He's allowing 7.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.72 and they have given up 647 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 787 batters and walked 255 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 1,243 base knocks and 583 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 437 hitters and struck out 1,563 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.18 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.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 .432 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. Austin Meadows comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .363. He has 150 hits this year along with 88 RBI in 515 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .561 with an OPS+ of 141. Tommy Pham is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .369. He has collected 151 hits in 551 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .448. The Rays as a unit have 1,388 base hits, including 284 doubles and 209 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 526 times this year and they have struck out on 1,432 occasions. They have had 1,096 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 753 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees (+150)
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