New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks & Predictions 5/11/2019
Saturday, May 11, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia vs. Yonny Chirinos
The New York Yankees visit Tropicana Field on Saturday, May 11, 2019 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are CC Sabathia for the Yankees and Yonny Chirinos for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +125 and Tampa Bay at -135. The Yankees have a 20-17-0 over/under record and a 19-18-0 run line mark. The Rays are 23-13-0 against the run line and have a 15-20-1 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 20-17-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 19-18-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 15-20-1 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 23-13-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/04/19 P James Paxton Knee 10-day IL (05/04)
04/21/19 RF Aaron Judge Side 10-day IL (04/20)
04/17/19 1B Greg Bird Foot 10-day IL (04/14)
04/17/19 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
04/03/19 SS Troy Tulowitzki Calf 10-day IL (04/03)
04/01/19 DH Giancarlo Stanton Biceps 10-day IL (04/01)
03/30/19 P Ben Heller Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 CF Aaron Hicks Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Dellin Betances Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 SS Didi Gregorius Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
03/25/19 P Luis Severino Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/08/19 C Michael Perez Oblique 10-day IL (05/08)
05/02/19 P Hunter Wood Shoulder 10-day IL (05/02)
04/26/19 2B Joey Wendle Wrist 10-day IL (04/25)
04/21/19 CF Austin Meadows Thumb 10-day IL (04/21)
03/30/19 P Anthony Banda Elbow 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 P Jose De Leon Elbow 60-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 3B Matt Duffy Hamstring 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 22-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.20 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 25.1 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 154 hitters and walked 60 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 280 base hits and 140 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 127 batters and struck out 348. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.10.
As a team New York is hitting .256, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Luke Voit is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 33 hits this season in 133 at bats with 30 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 127. Gleyber Torres is hitting .279 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 39 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 140 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .450. The Yankees have 314 hits, including 54 doubles and 55 home runs. New York has walked 138 times so far this season and they have struck out 310 times as a unit. They have left 245 men on base and have a team OPS of .773. They score 5.05 runs per contest and have scored a total of 187 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 23-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.52, Yonny Chirinos has a 4-1 record and a 0.89 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 38.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 27 hits. He's allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 132 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 171 batters and walked 60 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.87. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 249 base knocks and 105 earned runs this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 103 hitters and struck out 357 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.07 while their FIP as a staff is 3.30.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 9th in the league. The Rays hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Tommy Pham comes into this matchup batting .301 with an OBP of .416. He has 40 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 133 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .466 with an OPS+ of 142. Brandon Lowe is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 38 hits in 125 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .576. The Rays as a unit have 316 base hits, including 68 doubles and 42 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 137 times this year and they have struck out on 340 occasions. They have had 263 men left on base and have an OPS of .769. They have scored 4.69 runs per game and totaled 169 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees +125
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