Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
Date: Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+100) New York (-120)
The New York Yankees (72-44) will play the Tampa Bay Rays (61-53) at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The line on this contest has Tampa Bay at +100 while New York is priced at -120. The over/under comes in at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Corey Kluber and Domingo German.
The Rays have hit 197 doubles as a team and have knocked 102 balls out of the park. Tampa Bay has a slugging % of .376 and have been rung up 1,016 times, while being walked on 355 occasions. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are notching 4.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 22nd in the league. They have recorded 445 RBI's in addition to 907 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate is at .238. They have tallied 468 runs while holding a team OBP of .307.
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The Rays have compiled a team ERA of 3.42 so far this year (4th in the league), and their staff has struck out 980 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.60 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.15. Rays pitchers have allowed 120 home runs and 443 total runs (5th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 272 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.68 as a squad on the season.
Rays pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 96 times as well as having 140 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 79 holds for the year (4th in MLB). The Rays relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 55.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 138 save situations. They have tallied 32 saves on the year and have blown 26 of 58 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 130 base runners over the course of the season and 25.4% of those players crossed home plate. The Rays have dispatched 402 relievers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Rays have turned 70.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,123 innings on the field, which has them ranked 5th in the majors. The Tampa Bay Rays have 3,041 putouts on the year, as well as 977 assists and 58 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which puts them in 13th in baseball, and they have turned 79 double plays.
Kluber has taken the hill for 1,539 frames and has earned 1,647 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Kluber (110-68 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 3.07 while he has faced 6,230 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.29 (562 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.107. He has allowed 1,361 hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) with 343 walks.
New York has a total of 192 home runs for the year to go along with 570 runs batted in. They have recorded 167 doubles, while taking a walk 455 times and scoring 596 runs. The New York Yankees have a team OBP of .328 in addition to a batting average of .242 over the course of the season. The Yankees hold a slugging percentage of .436 and they tally 5.14 runs per outing (2nd in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 986 instances (14th in the league) and have tallied 943 hits.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.110 with a FIP of 3.54 as a staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.39 (1,053 strikeouts vs 311 free passes). They are sitting at 3rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 844. They have allowed 114 long balls and they relinquish 3.45 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The New York pitching staff have allowed 399 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.29 (380 earned runs relinquished).
New York relievers have an inherited score rate of 31.4% out of 156 inherited runners. Their relievers have come in 136 times in high leverage situations and on 119 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 117 save situations, the Yankees have amassed 61 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. They rank 12th in baseball with a save rate of 67.3%, and they have sent 359 bullpen pitchers to the hill so far this season. New York has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 52 save opportunities and they have come away with 35 saves.
The New York Yankees have turned 74 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .989 (3rd in MLB). The Yankees have racked up 1,054 assists, 48 errors and have notched a total of 3,122 putouts this season. Out of their 9,366 innings on the field, the Yankees have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 72.1% (3rd in baseball).
In his career, German has given up 332 base knocks while totaling 388 punch outs in 365 frames. German (25-18 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.51 ERA and has surrendered 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered a total of 183 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.227 and having a FIP of 4.5. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.34 and he has faced 1,544 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Tampa Bay (+100)
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