Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees MLB Picks 6/18/2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Yarbrough vs. J.A. Happ
Austin Meadows and the Tampa Bay Rays (43-28, 2nd in AL East) travel to Yankee Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet the New York Yankees (43-27, 1st in AL East). The Yankees open this contest at -135 while the Rays are priced at +125. The over/under opens at 9.5.
The Rays have been an excellent choice for baseball wagerers, having gone 43-28-0 SU. New York is covering 61.4% of the time, going 43-27-0 straight up. The Yankees have been awful for Vegas oddsmakers as a favorite, going 37-19-0 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 an awful Over choice for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 29-37-5.
The Rays are covering 69.7% of the time away from home, having gone 23-10-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees are covering 62.9% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 22-13-0 SU.
The Yankees have been a terrible Under choice for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 38-29-3.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
6/16/2019 Guillermo Heredia RF Wrist Probable for Jun 17
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
6/16/2019 Edwin Encarnacion 1B Back Probable for Jun 17
6/13/2019 Kendrys Morales DH Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
6/13/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 18
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 Ben Heller RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
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 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
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 43-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryan Yarbrough has a 5-3 record with an earned run average of 5.59 and a WHIP of 1.08 this season. He has 34 strikeouts over his 48.1 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He's allowed 8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 273 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the bullpen and they've struck out 312 hitters and walked 119 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.2 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 3.02. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 515 base hits and 216 earned runs. They have allowed 62 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 207 batters and struck out 677. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.12 and their FIP as a unit is 3.42.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .262, good for 5th in the league. The Rays hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Austin Meadows is hitting .314 with an on-base percentage of .388. He has 65 hits this season in 207 at bats with 38 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .575 and an OPS+ of 155. Brandon Lowe is hitting .293 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 232 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .560. The Rays have 646 hits, including 125 doubles and 93 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 242 times so far this season and they have struck out 667 times as a unit. They have left 524 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 336 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 43-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.66, J.A. Happ has a 6-3 record and a 1.20 WHIP. He has 61 strikeouts over the 75.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 71 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.37. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.99 and they have given up 232 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 298 batters and walked 105 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 8th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 570 base knocks and 282 earned runs this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 213 hitters and struck out 652 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 4.37.Related: MLB Baseball First Five Innings Betting Strategy
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 9th in the league. The Yankees hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Luke Voit comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .384. He has 67 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 254 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .504 with an OPS+ of 135. Gleyber Torres is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 70 hits in 245 at bats while driving in 36 runs. He has an OPS+ of 127 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Yankees as a unit have 612 base hits, including 105 doubles and 111 homers. New York has walked 260 times this year and they have struck out on 608 occasions. They have had 459 men left on base and have an OPS of .782. They have scored 5.41 runs per game and totaled 379 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Rays +125
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