New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, 7/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021
Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL
TV: Bally Sports Sun
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-125) Tampa Bay (+100)
Luis Patino and the Tampa Bay Rays (60-41, 2nd in AL East) play the New York Yankees (52-47, 3rd in AL East) at Tropicana Field on Thursday. The line on this contest has the Yankees coming in at -125 and the Rays are at +100. The O/U opens at 7. The expected starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole and Luis Patino.
The Yankees have earned 128 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 127 balls out of the stadium. New York has a slugging percentage of .397 and have struck out 905 times, while taking a walk on 403 occasions. As a squad, the New York Yankees are earning 4.2 runs per outing, which has them at 24th in baseball. They have compiled 382 runs batted in in addition to 766 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is at .236. They have earned a total of 412 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .325.
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The Yankees have a team ERA of 3.78 so far this year (11th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 936 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 298 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.81 as a team on the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.14 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.19. Yankees pitchers have allowed 112 home runs and also 406 runs (8th in baseball).
Yankees pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 88 times as well as having 119 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have accumulated 44 holds for the season (23rd in baseball). The Yankees relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 62.2% and stepped onto the hill in 83 save situations. They have earned 23 saves so far this year and have not converted 14 out of their 37 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 118 runners so far this season with 29.7% of those players earned a run for their team. The Yankees have sent 287 relief pitchers to the hill on the year.
The Yankees have converted 70.6% of balls in play into outs in their 7,854 innings, which has them sitting 7th in the majors. The New York Yankees have earned a total of 2,618 putouts this season, as well as 818 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which has them ranked 16th in the majors, and they have turned 659 double plays.
Cole (111-60 career record) has a FIP of 3.08 and he has gone up against 5,618 hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 1,182 base hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has 358 free passes. His earned run average is 3.15 (488 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.106. Cole has taken the ball for 1,393 frames and has 1,596 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Rays have a team slugging % of .403 and they tally 4.92 runs per game (6th in MLB). They have put up 175 doubles, while walking 380 times as well as recording 497 runs. Tampa Bay has a total of 126 home runs so far this season as well as 472 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,010 occasions (1st in baseball) and have a total of 798 base hits. The Tampa Bay Rays are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .316 and a batting average of .233 on the campaign.
The Rays hold a team WHIP of 1.145 in addition to having a FIP of 3.72 as a squad for the year. They are sitting at 11th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 763. The Tampa Bay pitching staff have conceded 406 runs over the course of the season while having a team ERA of 3.58 (362 earned runs yielded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.42 (950 strikeouts against 278 walks). They have relinquished 114 homers and they surrender 4.02 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
Tampa Bay relievers have an inherited score rate of 31.7% out of their 101 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 124 times in high leverage situations and on 83 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 100 save situations, the Rays have compiled 58 holds and also 13 blown saves. They rank 6th in MLB with a save percentage of 67.5%, and they have dispatched 321 relievers to the hill this year. Tampa Bay has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 40 save opportunities and they have tallied 27 saves.
The Tampa Bay Rays have turned 84 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in the majors). The Rays have accrued 880 assists, 52 errors and have a total of 2,727 putouts over the course of the season. In 8,181 innings on the diamond, the Rays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.8% (6th in pro baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Patino has surrendered 42 hits and he has 49 strikeouts in 43 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 25 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.488 and a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.23 and he has gone up against 197 batters thus far in his career. Patino (2-2 career win-loss record) has a 5.23 ERA and has surrendered 8.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-125)
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