Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees MLB Picks & Predictions 7/15/2019
Monday, July 15, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Blake Snell vs. James Paxton
Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees (58-32, 1st in AL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (54-40, 2nd in AL East) at Yankee Stadium on Monday, July 15, 2019. The line on this matchup has the Rays coming in at +120 and the Yankees are at -130. The O/U has been set at 9.
The Rays have been a great bet for baseball bettors, having gone 54-40-0 SU. New York covers 64.4% of the time, going 58-32-0 straight up. The Yankees have been a great bet for baseball bettors as the favorite, going 51-21-0 SU. Tampa Bay covers 52.4% of the time as an underdog, having gone 11-10-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a solid Under play for over/under bettors, having gone 40-47-7.
Tampa Bay covers 60.9% of the time as the road team, having gone 28-18-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York covers 68.1% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 32-15-0 SU.
The Yankees have been a strong Over play for over/under bettors, having gone 48-39-3.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
7/13/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/13/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 18
7/11/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
7/11/2019 Chaz Roe RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/11/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/11/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/25/2019 Daniel Robertson 3B Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/25/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
6/22/2019 Anthony Bemboom C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 16
4/2/2019 Jose Mujica SP Elbow Out for the season
Key New York Yankees Injuries
7/12/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
7/12/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 2
6/30/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/30/2019 Ben Heller RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
6/30/2019 Troy Tulowitzki SS Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/27/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
6/23/2019 Cameron Maybin RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
6/20/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/16/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
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
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 54-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Blake Snell has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 4.70 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 122 strikeouts over his 90 innings pitched and he's given up 85 hits. He's allowed 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 375 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 432 hitters and walked 156 batters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.33. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 708 base hits and 316 earned runs. They have allowed 92 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 271 batters and struck out 911. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.15 and their FIP as a unit is 3.53.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 96 hits this season in 337 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .478 and an OPS+ of 129. Austin Meadows is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 81 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 277 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .505. The Rays have 840 hits, including 172 doubles and 121 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 302 times so far this season and they have struck out 877 times as a unit. They have left 672 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 444 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 58-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.01, James Paxton has a 5-4 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 95 strikeouts over the 76.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 79 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.64. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 322 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 387 batters and walked 135 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 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 762 base knocks and 363 earned runs this season. They have given up 130 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 269 hitters and struck out 834 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.28 while their FIP as a staff is 4.32.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 6th in the league. The Yankees hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Gleyber Torres comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .360. He has 90 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 308 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .526 with an OPS+ of 132. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .330 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 114 hits in 345 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .507. The Yankees as a unit have 813 base hits, including 141 doubles and 149 homers. New York has walked 332 times this year and they have struck out on 798 occasions. They have had 592 men left on base and have an OPS of .802. They have scored 5.64 runs per game and totaled 508 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays +120
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