Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 5/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
Date: Monday, May 31, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+100) New York (-110)
Yankee Stadium is the site where Michael King and the New York Yankees (29-24, 3rd in AL East) will play the Tampa Bay Rays (34-20, 1st in AL East) on Monday. The Yankees open this game at -110 while the Rays are coming in at +100. The total has been set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Rich Hill and Michael King.
As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 5.0 runs per contest, which ranks them 6th in baseball. They have racked up 264 runs scored and hold an OBP of .318. The Rays have hit 98 doubles as a unit and have knocked 64 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 250 RBI's in addition to 418 base knocks for the season, and their batting average is at .231. Tampa Bay has a slugging rate of .398 and have struck out 565 times, while taking a walk on 206 occasions.
Rays pitchers have allowed 60 long balls and 207 runs in total (11th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 146 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.69 as a team so far this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.45 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.12. The Rays have a team ERA of 3.45 so far this year (8th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 503 hitters.
The Rays have dispatched 161 relievers to the mound this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 50 base runners on the campaign and 28.0% of those players ended up scoring. They have recorded 16 saves this season and have missed out on 8 of their 24 chances to get a save. The Rays relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 66.7% and has entered the game in 54 save situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 30 holds on the season (9th in baseball). Rays bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 41 times and also have had 69 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tampa Bay Rays have earned 1,449 putouts this season, as well as 468 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .989 which is 2nd in professional baseball, and have accumulated 324 double plays. The Rays have turned 71.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,347 innings, which has them ranked 4th in pro baseball.
Hill has taken the ball for 1,028 frames and is sitting with 1,093 K's in his MLB career. Hill (70-46 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 3.93 while he has gone up against 4,300 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.78 (432 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.212. He has surrendered 839 hits (7.3 hits per nine innings) with 407 walks.
New York has compiled 61 home runs on the campaign as well as 181 runs batted in. They have hit 57 two-baggers, while getting a free base 205 times and notching 199 runs. The New York Yankees are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .316 and a team batting average of .229 on the year. The Yankees have a slugging percentage of .374 and they score 3.83 runs per contest (25th in MLB). They have struck out on 476 occasions (12th in the league) and have recorded 386 base hits.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.076 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.53 as a pitching staff on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.78 (510 strikeouts vs 135 walks). They rank 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 361. They have surrendered 58 dingers and they allow 3.61 runs per 9 innings (2nd in the league). The New York pitching staff have conceded 185 runs for the season while having an ERA of 3.22 (165 earned runs given up).
With 42 save situations, the Yankees have tallied 22 holds in addition to 4 blown saves. New York has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 19 save opportunities and they have walked away with 15 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 63 times in high leverage situations in addition to 35 occasions with runners on base. New York relievers have an inherited score rate of 17.1% of 41 inherited base runners. They sit at 4th in MLB holding a save percentage of 78.9%, and they have sent 148 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
In 4,152 innings on the diamond, the Yankees have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.7% (5th in MLB). The New York Yankees have turned 46 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (8th in pro baseball). The Yankees have accrued 444 assists, 28 errors and have accumulated 1,384 putouts on the campaign.
During his MLB career, King has conceded 48 hits and he has 45 punch outs in 48 innings pitched. King (1-3 record in his career) has a 5.21 earned run average while giving up 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 28 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.386 and having a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.37 and he has gone up against 213 opposing batters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+100)
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