Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 6/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+110) New York (-141)
Jordan Montgomery and the New York Yankees (29-25, 3rd in AL East) host the Tampa Bay Rays (35-20, 1st in AL East) at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The Rays open this matchup at +110 while the Yankees are coming in at -141. The O/U opens at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Shane McClanahan and Jordan Montgomery.
The Rays have tallied 103 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 67 baseballs out of the park. Tampa Bay is slugging .400 and have struck out 584 times, while drawing a walk on 213 occasions. As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are compiling 5.0 runs per outing, which puts them at 5th in the league. They have accrued 258 runs batted in and 433 hits so far this season, and their team batting average is .231. They have tallied 273 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .318.
Rays pitchers have relinquished 61 home runs and 210 runs (8th in baseball). They have walked 150 batters and their FIP is 3.66 as a team this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.45 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.12. The Rays have an earned run average of 3.38 so far this season (7th in the league), and their staff has struck out 517 hitters.
Rays relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 44 times in addition to having 74 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 35 holds this year (6th in the league). The Rays relievers have recorded a save percentage of 68.0% and has entered the game in 60 save situations. They have recorded 17 saves so far this year and have not converted 8 out of their 25 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 55 base runners this season and 29.1% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Rays have dispatched 170 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Tampa Bay Rays have accounted for 1,503 putouts thus far, as well as 491 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .989 which is 2nd in MLB, and they have twisted 340 double plays. The Rays have turned 71.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,509 innings, which has them sitting at 6th in the majors.
McClanahan has taken the hill for 27 frames and has accounted for 32 K's so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.29 (10 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.134. He has allowed 24 base knocks (7.9 hits per nine innings) with 7 walks. McClanahan (2-0 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 2.97 while facing 108 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Yankees hold a slugging percentage of .371 and they earn 3.74 runs per contest (27th in MLB). They have recorded 59 two-baggers, while getting a free base 213 times as well as earning 202 runs. New York has a total of 62 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 184 RBIs. They have been rung up on 494 occasions (13th in MLB) and have earned a total of 400 base hits. The New York Yankees are sitting with a team OBP of .316 in addition to a team batting average of .229 so far this year.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.088 in addition to having a FIP of 3.55 as a team on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.60 (526 strikeouts vs 146 walks). They are currently ranked 6th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 374. They have given up 59 dingers and they concede 3.65 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The New York pitching staff have conceded 194 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.20 (170 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 42 save situations, the Yankees have amassed 22 holds and 4 blown saves. New York has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 19 save opportunities and they have earned 15 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 63 times in high leverage situations and also on 37 occasions with base runners. New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 20.0% of 45 inherited runners. They are ranked 3rd in the league with a save percentage of 78.9%, and they have dispatched 153 relievers to the hill for the year.
In 4,305 innings played, the Yankees are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 71.6% (7th in the majors). The New York Yankees have turned 49 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in MLB). The Yankees have accrued 459 assists, 31 errors and have accounted for 1,435 putouts over the course of the season.
During his pro baseball career, Montgomery has allowed 267 hits and he has 272 K's in 284 innings pitched. Montgomery (15-11 career win-loss mark) has a 4.15 earned run average while surrendering 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 131 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.239 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.20 and he has faced 1,192 opposing batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+110)
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