New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 5/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-119) Tampa Bay (+109)
Josh Fleming and the Tampa Bay Rays (19-17, 3rd in AL East) play the New York Yankees (18-16, 2nd in AL East) at Tropicana Field on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Yankees coming in at -119 and the Rays are at +109. The total has been set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Gerrit Cole and Josh Fleming.
The Yankees have tallied 39 doubles as a unit and have hit 46 baseballs out of the park. New York has a slugging percentage of .381 and have struck out 304 times, while taking a walk on 155 occasions. As a team, the New York Yankees are compiling 4.1 runs per contest, which ranks them 22nd in baseball. They have accounted for 130 RBI's in addition to 246 hits this season, and their team batting average is .222. They have earned 138 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .320.
The Yankees have an earned run average of 3.23 over the course of the season (5th in the league), and their staff has struck out 355 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 87 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.42 as a unit on the season. Their K/BB ratio is 4.08 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.07. Yankees pitchers have yielded 39 home runs in addition to 125 runs in total (6th in the league).
The Yankees relief pitchers have a save percentage of 90.0% and has come into the game in 22 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 32 runners for the season and 15.6% of them ended up crossing the plate. Yankees relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 27 times in addition to having 43 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 105 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relief pitchers have tallied 12 holds so far this season (23rd in baseball). They have accumulated 9 saves for the year and have blown 1 of their 10 save opportunities.
The New York Yankees have earned a total of 920 putouts thus far, as well as 282 assists and 19 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which has them ranked 12th in baseball, and have a total of 222 double plays. The Yankees have turned 71.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,760 innings, which has them ranked 9th in baseball.
Cole has taken the ball for 1,312 innings and has racked up 1,496 strikeouts thus far in his career. Cole (105-56 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.05 while he has gone up against 5,295 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.14 (458 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.105. He has given up 1,116 base hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) and has 335 walks.
The Rays hold a slugging percentage of .368 and they earn 4.25 runs per contest (17th in the league). They have recorded 60 doubles, while walking 125 times as well as putting up 153 runs. Tampa Bay has recorded 37 home runs on the year to go along with 142 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 373 instances (1st in MLB) and have totaled 269 hits. The Tampa Bay Rays hold an OBP of .304 and a batting average of .222 this season.
The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.173 in addition to having a FIP of 3.57 as a pitching staff for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.16 (329 strikeouts vs 104 free passes). They are currently ranked 20th in the league as a staff in total hits given up with 276. They have yielded 35 home runs and they concede 4.22 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have surrendered 152 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.81 (137 earned runs yielded).
Tampa Bay has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 18 save chances and they have earned 12 saves. They rank 14th in MLB holding a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 111 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the season. Their relievers have come in 50 times in high leverage situations in addition to 30 occasions with base runners. Tampa Bay relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.6% of 35 inherited base runners. Sitting with 43 save situations, the Rays have 25 holds and 6 blown saves.
In 2,916 innings on the diamond, the Rays are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (15th in MLB). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 33 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .989 (3rd in MLB). The Rays have recorded 312 assists, 14 errors and have 972 putouts for the year.
So far in his pro baseball career, Fleming has surrendered 47 base hits and he has 40 K's in 58 frames. He has conceded 18 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.103 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. His K/BB ratio is 2.35 and he has faced 233 batters during his pro baseball career. Fleming (7-3 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 2.79 earned run average and has given up 7.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-119)
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