New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 7/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+110) Tampa Bay (-141)
Nestor Cortes Jr and the New York Yankees (51-47, 3rd in AL East) travel to Tropicana Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Tampa Bay Rays (60-40, 2nd in AL East). The Rays open this game at -141 while the Yankees are coming in at +110. The over/under is set at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Nestor Cortes Jr and Michael Wacha.
As a team, the New York Yankees are compiling 4.2 runs/g, which has them sitting at 25th in MLB. They have racked up 408 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .324. The Yankees have accounted for 124 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 126 baseballs out of the stadium. They have compiled 378 RBI's in addition to 756 hits this year, and their average at the plate is at .236. New York has a slugging percentage of .396 and have been called out on strikes 895 times, while being walked on 396 occasions.
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Yankees pitchers have allowed 111 home runs and 403 runs in total (11th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 291 opposing players and their FIP is 3.81 as a team on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.18 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.18. The Yankees have compiled a team earned run average of 3.78 so far this year (11th in the league), and their staff has struck out 924 batters.
Yankees bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on 88 times in addition to having 119 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have tallied 44 holds this year (23rd in MLB). The Yankees relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 62.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 83 save situations. They have compiled 23 saves for the season and have not converted 14 out of their 37 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 118 base runners this year and 29.7% of those runners crossed the plate. The Yankees have sent 287 relievers to the mound this season.
The Yankees have turned 70.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of 7,773 innings on the field, ranking them 7th in MLB. The New York Yankees have notched a total of 2,591 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 809 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them sitting 16th in professional baseball, and have earned 651 double plays.
Cortes Jr has thrown 106 innings and is sitting with 114 strikeouts during his MLB career. Cortes Jr (5-2 career record) sits with a FIP of 5.54 while he has gone up against 477 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 5.48 (65 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.528. He has allowed 115 base knocks (9.7 hits per 9 innings) with 48 walks.
The Tampa Bay Rays hold an OBP of .316 as well as a team batting average of .233 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 998 instances (1st in the league) and have a total of 790 base hits. Tampa Bay has compiled 125 long balls so far this year as well as 469 RBIs. The Rays hold a slugging % of .403 and they average 4.94 runs per game (6th in baseball). They have 174 two-baggers, while taking a walk 373 times as well as scoring 494 runs.
The Tampa Bay pitching staff have allowed 402 runs so far this season while holding an ERA of 3.58 (358 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 113 dingers and they allow 4.02 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Rays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.138 and have a FIP of 3.71 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.47 (940 strikeouts vs 271 walks). They rank 10th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 753.
Sitting with 100 save situations, the Rays have accumulated 58 holds and also 13 blown saves. Tampa Bay has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 40 save opportunities and they have earned 27 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 124 times in high leverage situations and on 83 occasions with runners on. Tampa Bay relievers have an inherited score percentage of 31.7% of 101 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 6th in baseball with a save percentage of 67.5%, and they have sent 321 relievers onto the field over the course of the season.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 81 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (7th in baseball). The Rays have 870 assists, 52 errors and have a tally of 2,700 putouts this year. In 8,100 innings on the field, the Rays have a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (5th in MLB).
During his career, Wacha has conceded 966 base knocks while accumulating 853 strikeouts in 968 frames. He has given up a total of 440 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.335 and a FIP of 4.1. His K/BB ratio is 2.62 and he has faced 4,128 batters during his career. Wacha (62-45 career win-loss record) has a 4.09 ERA and has given up 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+110)
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