Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees MLB Picks & Predictions 7/17/2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Yonny Chirinos vs. Domingo German
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees (59-33, 1st in AL East) will play the Tampa Bay Rays (56-40, 2nd in AL East) on Wednesday. The Yankees open this game at -149 while the Rays are coming in at +139. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Rays have been strong for wagerers, having gone 56-40-0 SU. The Yankees cover 64.1% of the time, going 59-33-0 straight up. The Yankees have been strong for wagerers as favorites, going 52-22-0 SU. The Rays cover 54.5% of the time as the underdog, having gone 12-10-0 straight up.
Valuable Tampa Bay Rays Betting Trends
The Rays have been an inconsistent Over pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 40-48-8.
Tampa Bay covers 62.5% of the time as the road team, having gone 30-18-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees cover 67.3% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 33-16-0 SU.
The Yankees have been an inconsistent Under pick for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 48-40-4.
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
7/15/2019 Brandon Lowe 2B Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Jul 18
7/15/2019 Tyler Glasnow SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/13/2019 Matt Duffy 3B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 18
7/13/2019 Christian Arroyo 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/11/2019 Jose Alvarado RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
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
6/25/2019 Daniel Robertson 3B Knee 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
7/15/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/12/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
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 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 56-40 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yonny Chirinos has a 8-4 record with an earned run average of 3.11 and a WHIP of 0.96 this season. He has 89 strikeouts over his 107 innings pitched and he's given up 81 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 445 hitters and walked 159 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 3.31. The Rays pitchers collectively have given up 719 base hits and 321 earned runs. They have allowed 95 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Tampa Bay as a pitching staff has walked 276 batters and struck out 930. 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 3.55.
As a team Tampa Bay is hitting .256, good for 11th in the league. The Rays hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Tommy Pham is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .379. He has 97 hits this season in 345 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .470 and an OPS+ of 126. Austin Meadows is hitting .292 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .368. He has totaled 82 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 281 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .512. The Rays have 856 hits, including 173 doubles and 126 home runs. Tampa Bay has walked 309 times so far this season and they have struck out 897 times as a unit. They have left 682 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.72 runs per contest and have scored a total of 453 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 59-33 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.40, Domingo German has a 11-2 record and a 1.05 WHIP. He has 90 strikeouts over the 82 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 67 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 328 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 394 batters and walked 137 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 4.05. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 779 base knocks and 370 earned runs this season. They have given up 135 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 273 hitters and struck out 853 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 4.36.
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 .361. He has 92 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 315 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .524 with an OPS+ of 131. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .331 this season and he has an OBP of .378. He has collected 117 hits in 353 at bats while driving in 64 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .504. The Yankees as a unit have 831 base hits, including 142 doubles and 153 homers. New York has walked 339 times this year and they have struck out on 818 occasions. They have had 606 men left on base and have an OPS of .802. They have scored 5.61 runs per game and totaled 516 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Rays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Rays +139
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