New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/8/2020
Game: New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2020
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-205) Rays (+175)
Tropicana Field is the venue where Joey Wendle and the Tampa Bay Rays (5-7, 3rd in AL East) will play the New York Yankees (9-3, 1st in AL East) on Saturday. The odds on this contest have the Yankees priced at -205 and the Rays are at +175. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Gerrit Cole and Tyler Glasnow.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/6/2020 Tommy Kahnle RP Elbow Out for the season
8/5/2020 Aroldis Chapman RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 14
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Tampa Bay Rays Injuries
8/6/2020 Yonny Chirinos SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/5/2020 Randy Arozarena CF Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/21/2020 Colin Poche RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 9-3 overall record this season. Cole has taken the hill for 1,212 innings and has racked up 1,352 punchouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.21 (432 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.124. He has allowed 1,044 base knocks (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 319 free passes. Cole (97-52 career mark) has a FIP of 3.13 while facing 4,910 hitters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 34 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .165 against the bullpen and they've struck out 57 hitters and walked 18 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 83 base hits and 47 earned runs. They have allowed 17 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 36 batters and struck out 96. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.58.
As a team New York is hitting .257, good for 4th in the league. The Yankees hold a .481 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .335, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 13 hits this season in 43 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .837 and an OPS+ of 229. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .429 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .442. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 5 men in 42 at bats. His OPS+ is 194 while his slugging percentage is at .595. The Yankees have 97 hits, including 13 doubles and 24 home runs. New York has walked 37 times so far this season and they have struck out 105 times as a unit. They have left 72 men on base and have a team OPS of .816. They score 5.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 65 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Tampa Bay has a 5-7 overall mark this year. Glasnow (10-17 career mark) has earned a 4.48 earned run average and has allowed 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.37 and he has gone up against 1,143 opposing hitters thus far in his career. During his MLB career, Glasnow has allowed 236 base knocks while he has accumulated 306 K's in 265 frames. He has allowed 132 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.375 and a FIP of 4.2. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Rays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 67 batters and walked 18 opposing hitters. As a team, Tampa Bay allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.63. The Rays pitchers as a team have surrendered 105 base knocks and 43 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Tampa Bay as a staff has walked 36 hitters and struck out 125 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.57.
As a team, they are batting .211, good for 24th in the league. The Rays hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 6.8 hits per contest. Joey Wendle comes into this matchup batting .357 with an OBP of .379. He has 10 hits this year along with 2 RBI in 28 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .571 with an OPS+ of 170. Brandon Lowe is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 13 hits in 43 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 177 and a slugging percentage of .605. The Rays as a unit have 82 base hits, including 20 doubles and 10 homers. Tampa Bay has walked 48 times this year and they have struck out on 113 occasions. They have had 73 men left on base and have an OPS of .668. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 51 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Rays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees (-205)
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