New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays MLB Picks & Predictions 5/12/2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Blake Snell
The New York Yankees visit Tropicana Field on Sunday, May 12, 2019 to play the Tampa Bay Rays. The probable starters are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Blake Snell for the Rays.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at +145 and Tampa Bay at -155. The Yankees have a 20-17-1 over/under record and a 20-18-0 run line mark. The Rays are 23-14-0 against the run line and have a 15-20-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 20-17-1 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 20-18-0 against the run line
Important Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Rays are 15-20-2 against the over/under
The Tampa Bay Rays are 23-14-0 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
05/11/19 P Tyler Glasnow Forearm is questionable for next scheduled start
05/10/19 C Mike Zunino Quad 10-day IL (05/09)
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)
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 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 23-15 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 3.77 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 40 strikeouts over his 45.1 innings pitched and he's given up 44 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.29. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 160 hitters and walked 62 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 3.8. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 288 base hits and 143 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 131 batters and struck out 359. 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 4.11.
As a team New York is hitting .254, good for 9th in the league. The Yankees hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Gleyber Torres is hitting .280 with an on-base percentage of .318. He has 40 hits this season in 143 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .448 and an OPS+ of 103. Luke Voit is hitting .243 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 30 men in 136 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .485. The Yankees have 321 hits, including 55 doubles and 55 home runs. New York has walked 140 times so far this season and they have struck out 322 times as a unit. They have left 251 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 5.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 191 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 23-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.62, Blake Snell has a 3-3 record and a 0.96 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 37.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 27 hits. He's allowing 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 134 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 174 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 2.88. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 256 base knocks and 108 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 105 hitters and struck out 369 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 3.24.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 8th in the league. The Rays hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Brandon Lowe comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .350. He has 38 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 128 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .563 with an OPS+ of 145. Tommy Pham is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .406. He has collected 40 hits in 137 at bats while driving in 18 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .453. The Rays as a unit have 324 base hits, including 70 doubles and 44 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 141 times this year and they have struck out on 351 occasions. They have had 270 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They have scored 4.65 runs per game and totaled 172 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees +145
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