New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 4/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-115) Tampa Bay (+105)
Jordan Montgomery and the New York Yankees (3-4, 3rd in AL East) head to Tropicana Field on Sunday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (3-4, 4th in AL East). The moneyline on this matchup has the Yankees coming in at -115 and the Rays are at +105. The over/under is set at 8.5. The men taking the mound are Jordan Montgomery and Michael Wacha.
The Yankees have tallied 9 two-baggers as a team and have hit 8 balls out of the park. New York owns a slugging percentage of .384 and have struck out 65 times, while drawing a walk on 29 occasions. As a unit, the New York Yankees are recording 4.3 runs/g, which has them sitting at 13th in baseball. They have tallied 29 RBI's in addition to 60 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average comes in at .248. They have accounted for 30 runs scored and have an OBP of .328.
Yankees pitchers have allowed 8 home runs and 25 total runs (21st in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 14 opposing batters and their FIP is 2.92 as a team for the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 6.00 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 0.97. The Yankees have compiled a team ERA of 2.63 this year (3rd in the league), and they have struck out 84 hitters.
The Yankees relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 100% and has entered the game in 3 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 9 base runners for the season with 22.2% of those players crossed home plate. Yankees pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 7 times as well as having 9 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have sent 22 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The bullpen have notched 2 holds on the campaign (21st in MLB). They have tallied 1 save this year.
Montgomery (14-10 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.96 while facing 999 hitters during his time in the majors. He has allowed 224 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has had 72 free passes. His earned run average is 4.03 (106 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.251. Montgomery has pitched in 236 frames and has earned 226 strikeouts so far in his career.
The Tampa Bay Rays are sitting with an on-base percentage of .313 in addition to a team batting average of .232 on the campaign. They have struck out on 65 occasions (20th in the league) and have 55 base hits. Tampa Bay has accounted for 6 home runs so far this year and 32 runs batted in. The Rays hold a team SLG% of .380 and they earn 4.71 runs per contest (11th in the league). They have hit 15 doubles, while walking 25 times and scoring 33 runs.
The Rays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.447 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.52 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.71 (63 strikeouts against 17 free passes). They rank 4th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 73. They have conceded 7 homers and they relinquish 6.80 runs per 9 innings (29th in the league). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have given up 47 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 5.79 (40 earned runs surrendered).
Tampa Bay relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 50.0% out of 10 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 15 times in high leverage situations and on 8 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 10 save situations, the Rays have accrued 5 holds and 3 blown saves. They are currently ranked 22nd in the league with a save rate of 40.0%, and they have sent 23 relievers onto the field over the course of the season. Tampa Bay has called on relievers to enter the game in 5 save chances and they have earned 2 saves.
Thus far in his career, Wacha has conceded 903 hits and he has 802 strikeouts in 906 innings pitched. Wacha (60-44 record in his career) holds a 4.03 ERA and has conceded 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 406 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.338 and having a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 2.59 and he has gone up against 3,873 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-115)
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