Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 4/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (-130) New York (+120)
Jordan Montgomery and the New York Yankees (5-7, 3rd in AL East) play the Tampa Bay Rays (5-8, 5th in AL East) at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The odds on this contest have the Rays coming in at -130 and the Yankees are at +120. The over/under has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Tyler Glasnow and Jordan Montgomery.
As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 3.9 runs per game, which has them at 24th in the league. They have accumulated 50 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .303. The Rays have accrued 24 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 13 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 47 runs batted in and 96 hits for the season, while their team batting average is .220. Tampa Bay has a slugging percentage of .368 and have been rung up 130 times, while drawing a walk on 45 occasions.
The Rays are sitting with a team ERA of 4.87 so far this year (22nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 119 hitters. They have walked 38 opposing players and their FIP is 3.64 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.13 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.36. Rays pitchers have allowed 13 long balls and also 74 runs in total (29th in MLB).
The Rays have sent 43 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 20 base runners over the course of the season and 30.0% of those runners earned a run for their team. They have 3 saves this year and have blown 4 out of their 7 chances to get a save. The Rays relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 42.9% and stepped onto the hill in 14 save situations. The bullpen have racked up 7 holds this year (12th in the league). Rays bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 16 times in addition to having 26 appearances in high leverage situations.
Glasnow has taken the mound for 334 frames and has totaled 412 strikeouts in his career. His earned run average is 4.20 (156 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.288. He has allowed 282 base hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) with 149 free passes. Glasnow (16-18 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.87 while going up against 1,414 opposing batters in the majors.
The New York Yankees have recorded a team on-base percentage of .316 in addition to a batting average of .231 this year. They have been rung up on 102 occasions (24th in the league) and have accounted for 92 base hits. New York has knocked in 13 HRs so far this year as well as 45 runs batted in. The Yankees hold a slugging percentage of .371 and they are recording 4.00 runs per game (22nd in baseball). They have 17 two-baggers, while taking a walk 48 times and putting up 48 runs.
The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.102 and have a FIP of 3.63 as a squad over the course of the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 5.04 (136 strikeouts vs 27 walks). They rank 10th in baseball as a staff in total hits given up with 92. They have given up 17 dingers and they allow 3.83 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league). The New York pitching staff have conceded 46 runs on the campaign while having an ERA of 3.33 (40 earned runs allowed).
With 6 save situations, the Yankees have recorded 4 holds and also 0 blown saves. New York has had relievers step onto the mound in 2 save opportunities and they have earned 2 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 16 times in high leverage situations in addition to 10 occasions with base runners. New York bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 18.2% of 11 inherited base runners. They rank 1st in baseball holding a save percentage of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 39 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year.
Montgomery (14-10 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.10 ERA while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.11 and he has faced 1,022 opposing hitters in his career. He has surrendered a total of 110 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.254 and having a FIP of 4.1. During his MLB career, Montgomery has surrendered 229 hits while he has accumulated 230 strikeouts in 241 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (-130)
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