Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees MLB Picks 6/17/2019
Monday, June 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Yonny Chirinos vs. Masahiro Tanaka
Yankee Stadium is the site where Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees (42-27, 1st in AL East) will take on the Tampa Bay Rays (42-28, 2nd in AL East) on Monday. The Yankees open this matchup at -115 while the Rays are priced at +105. The O/U has been set at 8.5.
The Rays have been awful for Las Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 42-28-0 SU. The Yankees cover 60.9% of the time, going 42-27-0 straight up. The Yankees have been awful for Las Vegas oddsmakers as the favorite, going 36-19-0 SU. Tampa Bay is covering 69.2% of the time as an underdog, having gone 9-4-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a rough Over choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 28-37-5.
Tampa Bay is covering 69.7% of the time as the away team, having gone 23-10-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees cover 62.9% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 22-13-0 SU.
The Yankees have been a terrible Under choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 37-29-3.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
6/15/2019 Guillermo Heredia RF Wrist Probable for Jun 16
6/14/2019 Anthony Bemboom C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 20
6/13/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 23
6/11/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/9/2019 Leon Jose De Leon SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
5/30/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
4/23/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Key New York Yankees Injuries
6/16/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/15/2019 Edwin Encarnacion 1B Back Probable for Jun 16
6/13/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/13/2019 Kendrys Morales DH Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
6/12/2019 Aaron Judge RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/11/2019 Dellin Betances RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/9/2019 Domingo German SP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
6/7/2019 Troy Tulowitzki SS Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 24
6/3/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/3/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/3/2019 Jonathan Loaisiga SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/3/2019 Ben Heller RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
5/5/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
3/23/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 42-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yonny Chirinos has a 7-2 record with an earned run average of 2.88 and a WHIP of 0.93 this season. He has 62 strikeouts over his 75 innings pitched and he's given up 56 hits. He's allowed 6.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 263 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the bullpen and they've struck out 306 hitters and walked 116 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.01. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 504 base hits and 212 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 203 batters and struck out 671. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.11 and their FIP as a unit is 3.39.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .262, good for 4th in the league. The Rays hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Brandon Lowe is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 66 hits this season in 229 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .546 and an OPS+ of 135. Austin Meadows is hitting .315 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .390. He has totaled 64 hits and he has driven in 38 men in 203 at bats. His OPS+ is 155 while his slugging percentage is at .571. The Rays have 637 hits, including 123 doubles and 91 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 241 times so far this season and they have struck out 657 times as a unit. They have left 520 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.71 runs per contest and have scored a total of 330 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 42-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.58, Masahiro Tanaka has a 4-5 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 74 strikeouts over the 83 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 79 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 231 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 295 batters and walked 104 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 561 base knocks and 279 earned runs this season. They have given up 101 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 211 hitters and struck out 642 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 9th in the league. The Yankees hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Gleyber Torres comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .340. He has 70 hits this year along with 36 RBI in 243 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .527 with an OPS+ of 127. Luke Voit is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .380. He has collected 66 hits in 251 at bats while driving in 45 runs. He has an OPS+ of 135 and a slugging percentage of .506. The Yankees as a unit have 600 base hits, including 103 doubles and 110 homers. New York has walked 254 times this year and they have struck out on 600 occasions. They have had 451 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 5.35 runs per game and totaled 369 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +105
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