New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 7/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+145) Tampa Bay (-192)
Shane McClanahan and the Tampa Bay Rays (60-40, 2nd in AL East) play the New York Yankees (51-47, 3rd in AL East) at Tropicana Field on Tuesday. The line on this game has the Yankees priced at +145 and the Rays are at -192. The over/under has been set at 7. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jordan Montgomery and Shane McClanahan.
New York has a slugging percentage of .396 and have been called out on strikes 895 times, while taking a walk on 396 occasions. They have recorded 378 RBI's and 756 hits this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .236. The Yankees have recorded 124 doubles as a squad and have smacked 126 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 408 runs scored and hold an OBP of .324. As a team, the New York Yankees are scoring 4.2 runs per outing, which is 24th in MLB.
The Yankees have compiled a team ERA of 3.78 for the season (11th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 924 batters. They have walked 291 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.81 as a squad so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.18 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.18. Yankees pitchers have given up 111 long balls in addition to 403 total runs (11th in baseball).
The Yankees have sent 287 relievers to the hill for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 118 base runners on the season with 29.7% of them crossed home plate. They have compiled 23 saves for the year and have missed out on 14 out of their 37 save opportunities. The Yankees relievers have a save percentage of 62.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 83 save situations. The bullpen have earned 44 holds on the year (22nd in the league). Yankees pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 88 times in addition to having 119 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Yankees have turned 70.6% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,773 innings, which ranks them 7th in pro baseball. The New York Yankees have earned a total of 2,591 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 809 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them ranked 16th in MLB, and have 651 double plays.
Montgomery has taken the ball for 335 innings and has earned 324 K's during his career. His earned run average is 4.08 (152 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.238. He has surrendered 312 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 103 walks. Montgomery (16-15 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 3.90 while he has faced 1,409 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Tampa Bay Rays have earned a team on-base percentage of .316 and a batting average of .233 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 998 occasions (1st in MLB) and have accounted for 790 base knocks. Tampa Bay has 125 home runs so far this season as well as 469 runs batted in. The Rays hold a team SLG% of .403 and they score 4.94 runs per contest (6th in MLB). They have tallied 174 two-baggers, while getting a free base 373 times and scoring 494 runs.
The Rays have a team WHIP of 1.138 with a FIP of 3.71 as a unit on the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.47 (940 strikeouts vs 271 walks). They are currently ranked 10th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 753. They have conceded 113 homers and they relinquish 4.02 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB). The Tampa Bay pitching staff have allowed 402 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 3.58 (358 earned runs allowed).
Tampa Bay has had relief pitchers take the mound in 40 save chances and they have walked away with 27 saves. They are ranked 6th in the league with a save percentage of 67.5%, and they have dispatched 321 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 124 times in high leverage situations and on 83 occasions with runners on. Tampa Bay relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 31.7% out of their 101 inherited base runners. Sitting with 100 save situations, the Rays have tallied 58 holds and 13 blown saves.
In their 8,100 innings on the field, the Rays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (5th in MLB). The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 81 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (7th in baseball). The Rays have 870 assists, 52 errors and have a total of 2,700 putouts over the course of the season.
McClanahan (4-3 career mark) is the owner of a 3.88 earned run average and has given up 8.2 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.55 and he has gone up against 273 batters during his MLB career. He has given up 28 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.246 and a FIP of 3.6. In his career, McClanahan has given up 59 hits while he has tallied 78 punch outs in 65 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+145)
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