Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 10/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
Date: Friday, October 1, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+120) New York (-152)
Nestor Cortes Jr and the New York Yankees (90-68, 2nd in AL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (98-60, 1st in AL East) at Yankee Stadium on Friday. The odds on this game have the Rays priced at +120 and the Yankees are at -152. The over/under has been set at 9. The men taking the mound will be Luis Patino and Nestor Cortes Jr.
As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are scoring 5.3 runs per outing, which is 1st in the league. They have accounted for 839 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .320. The Rays have accounted for 284 doubles as a squad and have smacked 215 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 792 RBI's in addition to 1,298 base knocks so far this year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .242. Tampa Bay owns a slugging percentage of .427 and have been rung up 1,504 times, while taking a walk on 571 occasions.
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The Rays have compiled a team ERA of 3.70 on the campaign (4th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,444 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.36 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.18. Rays pitchers have given up 182 long balls in addition to 642 runs in total (6th in baseball). They have walked 430 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.82 as a squad this year.
Rays relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 124 times in addition to having 176 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 90 holds on the campaign (8th in the league). The Rays bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 65.1% and has entered the game in 156 save situations. They have accumulated 41 saves on the year and have not converted 22 of their 63 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 163 base runners this season with 27.6% of those players earned a run for their team. The Rays have dispatched 514 relief pitchers to the mound this season.
The Tampa Bay Rays have a tally of 4,264 putouts on the year, as well as 1,326 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which puts them in 9th in MLB, and they have turned 1,014 double plays. The Rays have turned 70.5% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,792 innings on the field, which has them ranked 7th in baseball.
Patino has thrown 92 innings and has racked up 92 K's so far in his pro baseball career. Patino (5-3 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.81 and he has faced 411 batters in the majors. His ERA is 4.56 (47 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.403. He has given up 87 base hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 43 free passes.
New York has accounted for 216 home runs this season as well as 654 RBIs. They have hit 211 doubles, while walking 612 times as well as racking up 699 runs. The New York Yankees have accounted for an on-base percentage of .324 in addition to a team batting average of .239 this year. The Yankees hold a team slugging percentage of .408 and they score 4.42 runs per game (18th in baseball). They have been rung up on 1,443 instances (6th in the league) and have notched a total of 1,243 hits.
The Yankees are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.200 in addition to having a FIP of 3.88 as a squad for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.20 (1,528 strikeouts vs 478 free passes). They rank 6th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,201. They have given up 190 long balls and they give up 4.19 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The New York pitching staff have surrendered 651 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 3.72 (578 earned runs surrendered).
New York bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.8% out of their 209 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 215 times in high leverage situations and on 154 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 159 save situations, the Yankees have accrued 81 holds and 26 blown saves. They are ranked 10th in the league holding a save percentage of 64.4%, and they have sent 495 relievers to the mound for the season. New York has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 73 save chances and they have earned 47 saves.
The New York Yankees have twisted 111 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .982 (26th in MLB). The Yankees have recorded 1,292 assists, 98 errors and are sitting with 4,198 putouts this year. In 12,594 innings on the diamond, the Yankees have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (9th in pro baseball).
In his pro baseball career, Cortes Jr has surrendered 167 hits while he has accumulated 178 strikeouts in 167 innings pitched. Cortes Jr (7-4 career win-loss record) has a 4.68 ERA while conceding 9.0 hits per nine innings. He has allowed 87 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.375 and a FIP of 5.2. His K/BB ratio is 2.83 and he has faced 724 hitters so far in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+120)
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