Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees Expert MLB Picks 5/19/2019
Sunday, May 19, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Charlie Morton vs. Luis Cessa
Luke Voit and the New York Yankees (27-16, 1st in AL East) play the Tampa Bay Rays (26-16, 2nd in AL East) at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, May 19, 2019. The Rays open this contest at -113 while the Yankees are priced at +103. The over/under opens at 9.
The Rays have been excellent for wagerers, having gone 26-16-0 SU. The Yankees are covering 62.8% of the time, going 27-16-0 straight up. The Rays have been excellent for wagerers as favorites, going 21-14-0 SU. The Yankees are covering 37.5% of the time as an underdog, having gone 3-5-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a terrible Over choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 17-23-2.
Tampa Bay covers 70.0% of the time as a visitor, having gone 14-6-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees are covering 64.0% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 16-9-0 SU.
The Yankees have been a pretty good Over choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 22-20-1.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
05/17/19 C Anthony Bemboom Knee 10-day IL (05/15)
05/11/19 P Tyler Glasnow Forearm 10-day IL (05/11)
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)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
05/15/19 3B Miguel Andujar Shoulder 10-day IL (05/13); is out for season
05/13/19 P Jonathan Loaisiga Shoulder 60-day IL (05/10)
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 60-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 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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 26-16 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Charlie Morton has a 4-0 record with an earned run average of 2.32 and a WHIP of 1.13 this season. He has 61 strikeouts over his 50.1 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He's allowed 6.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 161 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the bullpen and they've struck out 203 hitters and walked 68 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.9 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.85. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 292 base hits and 121 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 116 batters and struck out 420. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.07 and their FIP as a unit is 3.19.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .254, good for 10th in the league. The Rays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .399. He has 44 hits this season in 156 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .423 and an OPS+ of 125. Brandon Lowe is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 140 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .543. The Rays have 366 hits, including 74 doubles and 50 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 159 times so far this season and they have struck out 398 times as a unit. They have left 310 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 188 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 27-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.32, Luis Cessa has a 0-0 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 25 strikeouts over the 19 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 15 hits. He's allowing 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.96. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.07 and they have given up 129 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 184 batters and walked 64 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.7. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 329 base knocks and 157 earned runs this season. They have given up 56 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 140 hitters and struck out 407 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 13th in the league. The Yankees hold a .434 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Luke Voit comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .372. He has 39 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 153 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .503 with an OPS+ of 131. Gleyber Torres is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .324. He has collected 46 hits in 159 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .509. The Yankees as a unit have 358 base hits, including 64 doubles and 64 homers. New York has walked 150 times this year and they have struck out on 369 occasions. They have had 277 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 212 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees +103
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