Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/10/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees
Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Tampa Bay (+105) New York (-125)
The New York Yankees (83-54) will try to defeat the Tampa Bay Rays (77-58) at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The odds on this game have Tampa Bay at +105 and New York is priced at -125. The total is set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Corey Kluber and Jameson Taillon.
Tampa Bay has a slugging % of .384 and have been called out on strikes 1,174 times, while drawing a walk on 418 occasions. They have amassed 546 RBI's as well as 1,096 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average comes in at .242. The Rays have earned 247 doubles as a team and have hit 122 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 575 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .311. As a team, the Tampa Bay Rays are knocking in 4.3 runs per game, which is 18th in MLB.
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Rays pitchers have surrendered 140 home runs in addition to 499 runs in total (4th in the league). They have walked 322 opposing players and their FIP is 3.60 as a unit for the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.67 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.13. The Rays have a team earned run average of 3.25 this season (3rd in the league), and they have rung up 1,183 hitters.
The Rays have dispatched 479 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year. The relievers have inherited 152 base runners on the campaign and 25.7% of them ended up scoring. They have tallied 40 saves so far this season and have blown 29 of their 69 chances to save the game. The Rays bullpen have compiled a save rate of 58.0% and has come into the game in 172 save situations. The bullpen have 101 holds for the season (1st in the league). Rays bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 115 times and also have had 172 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Rays have turned 70.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,842 innings on the field, ranking them 5th in pro baseball. The Tampa Bay Rays have accumulated 3,614 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,156 assists and 69 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .986 which ranks 15th in the majors, and have a total of 90 double plays.
Kluber (113-68 career record) holds a FIP of 3.09 while he has gone up against 6,327 opposing batters in the majors. He has surrendered 1,380 base hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 344 walks. His ERA is 3.27 (568 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.102. Kluber has taken the hill for 1,564 innings and has earned 1,666 punch outs during his career.
The New York Yankees have accumulated an OBP of .322 in addition to a team batting average of .237 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 1,161 instances (15th in MLB) and have notched a total of 1,088 base hits. New York has a total of 213 HRs this year to go along with 640 runs batted in. The Yankees have a SLG% of .422 and they are earning 4.91 runs per contest (3rd in baseball). They have hit 190 two-baggers, while taking a walk 524 times and scoring 672 runs.
The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.106 in addition to having a FIP of 3.54 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.41 (1,229 strikeouts against 360 walks). They are currently ranked 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,001. They have allowed 134 long balls and they yield 3.48 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The New York pitching staff have given up 476 runs this year while having a team ERA of 3.29 (449 earned runs given up).
New York has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 59 save opportunities and they have tallied 41 saves. They sit at 9th in the league holding a save rate of 69.5%, and they have sent 420 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond for the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 157 times in high leverage situations and also on 147 occasions with runners on base. New York relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 27.1% of 203 inherited runners. With 131 save situations, the Yankees have accrued 68 holds and 18 blown saves.
The New York Yankees have turned 87 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (7th in MLB). The Yankees have accrued 1,265 assists, 65 errors and have 3,691 putouts on the season. Out of their 11,073 innings on the diamond, the Yankees have a defensive efficiency of 72.0% (3rd in pro baseball).
During his career, Taillon has conceded 734 base hits while totaling 679 punch outs in 756 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 323 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.218 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.63 and he has faced 3,151 hitters in his career. Taillon (49-34 mark in his career) has earned a 3.85 ERA while giving up 8.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-125)
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