Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 6/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+140) New York (-160)
Yankee Stadium is the location where the New York Yankees (45-16) will go up against the Tampa Bay Rays (35-26) on Thursday. The odds on this game have the Rays at +140 while the Yankees are sitting at -160. The over/under is set at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Drew Rasmussen and Luis Severino.
The Rays have recorded 95 doubles as a unit and have knocked 58 baseballs out of the stadium. Tampa Bay is slugging .375 and have struck out 517 times, while taking a walk on 174 occasions. As a unit, the Tampa Bay Rays are notching 4.2 runs/g, which ranks them 20th in the league. They have 242 runs batted in as well as 472 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is .232. They have a total of 255 runs and have an on-base percentage of .296.
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Rays pitchers have surrendered 65 long balls and 235 runs in total (6th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 156 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.75 as a team over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.37 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.13. The Rays have an earned run average of 3.21 for the season (4th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 525 batters.
Rays pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 60 times in addition to having 79 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have 41 holds on the year (7th in MLB). The Rays relievers have compiled a save rate of 58.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 73 save situations. They have compiled 18 saves on the season and have blown 13 of their 31 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 78 base runners on the campaign and 21.8% of them earned a run for their team. The Rays have dispatched 222 relief pitchers to the mound on the year.
The Rays have converted 71.3% of balls in play into outs out of 4,923 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 8th in baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays are sitting with 1,641 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 521 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .982 which is 22nd in baseball, and have accumulated 43 double plays.
Rasmussen has taken the ball for 149 frames and has totaled 143 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 3.38 (56 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.165. He has conceded 124 hits (7.5 hits per 9 innings) with 50 walks. Rasmussen (10-4 career record) holds a FIP of 3.57 and he has gone up against 616 hitters during his time in the majors.
New York has recorded 98 long balls for the season to go along with 291 RBIs. They have tallied 85 doubles, while getting a free base 227 times as well as putting up 309 runs. The New York Yankees have tallied a team OBP of .327 and a batting average of .249 for the season. The Yankees hold a slugging % of .438 and they score 5.07 runs per game (3rd in the league). They have been rung up on 494 instances (22nd in the league) and have a total of 506 base knocks.
The New York pitching staff have given up 180 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 2.81 (172 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 48 home runs and they concede 2.94 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB). The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.062 in addition to having a FIP of 3.16 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.84 (560 strikeouts against 146 walks). They are currently ranked 3rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 439.
New York relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.1% out of 86 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 78 times in high leverage situations and also on 63 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 74 save situations, the Yankees have earned 41 holds and 8 blown saves. They are currently ranked 5th in MLB with a save percentage of 74.2%, and they have dispatched 188 relievers to the mound for the year. New York has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 31 save opportunities and they have come away with 23 saves.
In 4,962 innings on the field, the Yankees are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (4th in MLB). The New York Yankees have gotten 40 double plays and have a fielding rate of .989 (3rd in baseball). The Yankees have accrued 577 assists, 25 errors and are sitting with 1,654 putouts so far this season.
Severino (47-27 career record) has earned a 3.36 earned run average while giving up 7.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.02 and he has faced 2,446 batters thus far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 223 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.132 and having a FIP of 3.3. During his career, Severino has conceded 510 base knocks while tallying 668 K's in 597 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+140)
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