Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 10/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Michael Wacha and the Tampa Bay Rays (98-61, 1st in AL East) go to Yankee Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the New York Yankees (91-68, 2nd in AL East).
As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are knocking in 5.3 runs per game, which has them sitting at 1st in baseball. They have notched a total of 841 runs scored while having a team OBP of .320. The Rays have tallied 284 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 216 baseballs out of the stadium. They have amassed 794 runs batted in and 1,302 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is sitting at .241. Tampa Bay has a slugging percentage of .426 and have been rung up 1,510 times, while being walked on 573 occasions.
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The Rays are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.70 for the season (4th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,450 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.36 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.17. Rays pitchers have surrendered 183 home runs and also 645 runs in total (6th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 431 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.81 as a unit on the year.
The Rays relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 65.1% and has entered the game in 156 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 163 base runners on the campaign with 27.6% of those runners earned a run for their team. Rays bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 124 times in addition to having 176 appearances in high leverage situations. The Rays have dispatched 518 relievers to the hill this season. The bullpen have earned 90 holds on the year (8th in the league). They have accumulated 41 saves on the season and have blown 22 of their 63 save chances.
The Tampa Bay Rays have earned 4,288 putouts on the year, as well as 1,332 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .986 which has them sitting 9th in professional baseball, and have a total of 1,018 double plays. The Rays have transformed 70.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 12,864 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 7th in baseball.
Wacha has pitched in 1,021 frames and has totaled 915 punch outs thus far in his career. His ERA is 4.16 (472 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.336. He has given up 1,026 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 338 free passes. Wacha (63-48 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.07 while going up against 4,361 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
New York has compiled 221 home runs this season and 660 RBIs. They have 211 two-baggers, while walking 616 times and putting up 705 runs. The New York Yankees have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .324 in addition to a team batting average of .239 so far this season. The Yankees have a team slugging percentage of .410 and they earn 4.43 runs per outing (18th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,454 occasions (6th in baseball) and have earned 1,249 hits.
The Yankees are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.201 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.87 as a squad over the course of the season. They rank 6th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,211. The New York pitching staff have conceded 653 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.71 (580 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.20 (1,537 strikeouts against 480 walks). They have given up 190 dingers and they concede 4.17 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.6% out of 210 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 215 times in high leverage situations in addition to 155 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 161 save situations, the Yankees have earned 83 holds and 26 blown saves. They are ranked 10th in baseball holding a save rate of 64.4%, and they have dispatched 499 relievers onto the diamond for the year. New York has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 73 save opportunities and they have come away with 47 saves.
In 12,675 innings on the diamond, the Yankees have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (12th in the majors). The New York Yankees have turned 112 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (25th in professional baseball). The Yankees have 1,302 assists, 98 errors and have a total of 4,225 putouts this season.
In his MLB career, Severino has surrendered 462 base hits while totaling 597 K's in 536 frames. He has conceded 204 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.144 and a FIP of 3.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.95 and he has gone up against 2,200 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career. Severino (43-26 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.43 ERA and has conceded 7.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tampa Bay
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