DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees will head south to Tropicana Field to take on their AL East nemesis Tampa Bay Rays. The matchup will begin at 7:10 p.m. ET and fans can tune in to YES Network to catch the game.
New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Odds
The Rays are 93-64 straight up (SU) and 79-77 against the spread (ATS). The team hasn’t strayed too far from expectations, losing 0.4 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 8.3 units ATS. Tampa Bay has covered the spread just twice in its last seven games and the total has gone over in six of those seven. The Yankees have gone 102-55 SU this year and are 91-66 against the spread. They’re up 19.1 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 25.4 units ATS. New York has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the under has cashed in four of those seven.
Tampa Bay games have an over/under record of 77-71-8 in 2019. The Yankees have also been a decent over bet with a total record of 83-69-5.
As a unit, Tampa Bay’s pitchers have given up 4.1 runs per game overall in 2019. Its starting pitching staff has a 3.67 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 3.72 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 9.5 K/9. In 71 games against AL East foes, Rays starters have an ERA of 3.59 and the bullpen’s ERA is 4.28.
Tampa Bay’s offense has produced 4.8 runs per contest, including 4.7 per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over its last five. The team has slashed .259/.335/.438 over its last five matchups and is 4-1 SU during that span.
Tommy Pham and Austin Meadows have led the Rays’ batters this year. Pham is slashing .274/.369/.448 with 20 home runs, 66 RBIs, 75 runs and 23 stolen bases, while the line for Meadows stands at .291/.363/.561 with 32 homers, 88 RBIs and 81 runs.
In the visiting dugout, New York’s pitching staff allowed 4.5 runs per game and its starting pitchers own a 4.49 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 9.02 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 4.04, along with a WHIP of 1.28 and a K-per-9 of 10.16.
Yankees hitters have slashed .269/.342/.493 on their way to 5.9 runs scored per game in 2019, including 6.4 runs per game against divisional foes and 5.8 per game over the team’s last five outings (3-2 SU).
New York’s hitters have been paced by second baseman DJ LeMahieu and shortstop Gleyber Torres, who have combined to belt 64 home runs. LeMahieu is slashing .329/.377/.523 with 26 home runs, 99 RBIs and 108 runs scored, while Torres is slashing .284/.343/.546 with 38 homers, 90 RBIs and 96 runs scored.
The Yankees have gained 14.1 units and are 60-47 ATS when facing a right-handed starting pitcher this season. The over has hit in 57 of those games, compared to 47 that’ve hit the under against ies.
New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays Free MLB Pick
Predictions: SU Winner – Rays, ATS Winner – Yankees, O/U – OVER
New York has logged 21 extra-base hits over its last five outings. Tampa Bay has 17 XBH over its last five.
The Rays have won four of their last five games SU.
Tampa Bay has posted 23.6 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 outings and 25.0 over its last five.
The Yankees have hit 20 home runs in their last 10 games, including 11 over their last five.