Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees MLB Picks & Predictions 7/16/2019
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Ryne Stanek vs. CC Sabathia
DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees (59-32, 1st in AL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (55-40, 2nd in AL East) at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, July 16, 2019. The Rays open this contest at +100 while the Yankees are priced at -110. The over/under opens at 9.5.
The Rays have been terrible for Las Vegas oddsmakers, 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 strong pick for MLB wagerers as a favorite, going 51-21-0 SU. The Rays cover 52.4% of the time as the underdog, having gone 11-10-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been a good Under option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 40-47-7.
The Rays cover 60.9% of the time as a visitor, 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 an excellent Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, 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 Chaz Roe RP 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
7/11/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
7/11/2019 Anthony Banda SP Elbow 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 Troy Tulowitzki SS Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/30/2019 Ben Heller RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
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 Jonathan Loaisiga SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/3/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Rays have a 55-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryne Stanek has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 3.14 and a WHIP of 1.12 this season. He has 56 strikeouts over his 51.2 innings pitched and he's given up 39 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.73 and they have given up 378 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 439 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 3.3. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 711 base hits and 317 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 920. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 3.51.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .255, good for 13th in the league. The Rays hold a .431 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Austin Meadows is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 82 hits this season in 281 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .512 and an OPS+ of 133. Tommy Pham is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .381. He has totaled 96 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 340 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .474. The Rays have 845 hits, including 173 doubles and 123 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 306 times so far this season and they have struck out 888 times as a unit. They have left 676 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 448 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 59-32 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.03, CC Sabathia has a 5-4 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 76 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 74 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.26. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 392 batters and walked 136 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 4.04. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 768 base knocks and 365 earned runs this season. They have given up 132 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 270 hitters and struck out 844 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 4.33.
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. DJ LeMahieu comes into this matchup batting .330 with an OBP of .375. He has 115 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 349 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .504 with an OPS+ of 132. Gleyber Torres is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 91 hits in 312 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .526. The Yankees as a unit have 823 base hits, including 142 doubles and 150 homers. New York has walked 334 times this year and they have struck out on 808 occasions. They have had 598 men left on base and have an OPS of .802. They have scored 5.63 runs per game and totaled 512 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays +100
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