Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 6/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+155) New York (-200)
Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays (35-21, 1st in AL East) are headed to Yankee Stadium on Thursday where they'll take on the New York Yankees (30-25, 3rd in AL East). The Yankees open this game at -200 while the Rays are priced at +155. The total opens at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Ryan Yarbrough and Gerrit Cole.
As a squad, the Tampa Bay Rays are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in the league. They have accounted for 276 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .316. The Rays have accounted for 103 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 69 balls out of the park. They have accounted for 261 runs batted in as well as 436 base knocks on the year, and their team batting average comes in at .229. Tampa Bay has a slugging rate of .397 and have struck out 596 times, while taking a walk on 219 occasions.
The Rays hold a team ERA of 3.38 this year (7th in the league), and the staff has struck out 528 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.36 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.12. Rays pitchers have surrendered 63 long balls and also 215 runs in total (8th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 157 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.71 as a unit on the year.
Rays relief pitchers have come into the game with players on base 45 times as well as having 74 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 35 holds for the season (6th in MLB). The Rays relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 68.0% and has come into the game in 60 save situations. They have 17 saves for the season and have missed out on 8 out of their 25 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 55 runners so far this year with 29.1% of those players earned a run for their team. The Rays have sent 173 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Rays have turned 71.9% of balls in play into outs out of 4,605 innings on the field, which has them sitting 4th in baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays are sitting with 1,535 putouts on the campaign, as well as 503 assists and 22 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .989 which puts them in 2nd in baseball, and have accumulated 344 double plays.
Yarbrough has thrown 401 innings and has totaled 336 punch outs in his career. His earned run average is 3.99 (178 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.160. He has conceded 372 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) with 94 free passes. Yarbrough (30-19 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.91 while he has faced 1,666 hitters in the majors.
The Yankees hold a team slugging percentage of .370 and they are earning 3.76 runs per game (27th in MLB). They have 60 two-baggers, while getting a free base 220 times as well as putting up 207 runs. New York has accumulated 64 HRs this season to go along with 188 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 505 occasions (13th in the league) and have tallied 406 base knocks. The New York Yankees have compiled an OBP of .315 and a team batting average of .227 on the season.
The Yankees are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.082 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.59 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.54 (538 strikeouts against 152 free passes). They come in at 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 377. They have surrendered 61 dingers and they give up 3.63 runs per 9 innings (2nd in baseball). The New York pitching staff have surrendered 197 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 3.18 (173 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 42 save situations, the Yankees have earned 22 holds and 4 blown saves. New York has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 19 save opportunities and they have come away with 15 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 66 times in high leverage situations in addition to 40 occasions with runners on base. New York bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 19.1% out of 47 inherited runners. They rank 3rd in MLB with a save percentage of 78.9%, and they have sent 159 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season.
The New York Yankees have turned 49 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (15th in the majors). The Yankees have accrued 469 assists, 32 errors and have 1,468 putouts so far this season. Out of their 4,404 innings on the diamond, the Yankees have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 72.0% (3rd in pro baseball).
In his career, Cole has surrendered 1,137 base hits while accumulating 1,527 punch outs in 1,338 frames. Cole (107-57 record in his career) has a 3.12 earned run average and has surrendered 7.6 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 464 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.104 and a FIP of 3.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.48 and he has gone up against 5,394 batters in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+155)
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