Domingo Germán will get the start for the Yankees (55-50, 32-24 home) as they host the Rays (64-44, 27-25 away) at Yankee Stadium. The Rays will give the starting nod to Tyler Glasnow. Check out my prediction for game one of this AL East matchup between the Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees.
TAMPA BAY RAYS VS NEW YORK YANKEES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Tampa Bay Rays -127
This game will be played at Yankee Stadium at 7:05 ET on Monday, July 31st.
WHY BET THE TAMPA BAY RAYS:
- In their last five games, the Rays have a record of 3-2.
- So far this year, the Rays lead the season series against the Yankees 4-3.
- The Yankees’ are just 9-10 in Domingo Germán’s 19 starts.
TAMPA BAY RAYS LOOK TO CONTINUE WINNING WAYS ON THE ROAD
108 games into their season, the Rays are 2nd in the AL East on an overall record of 64-44. Against other teams in the AL East, Tampa Bay is 18-13 while their overall series win percent sits at 61%. At home, the Rays are 37-19 and 27-25 on the road.
Tyler Glasnow has had a successful season thus far, boasting an ERA of 3.36 in 11 appearances. His record stands at 4-3 going into today’s game against the Yankees, and he will attempt to keep his streak of not giving up a home-run alive for a third consecutive outing. Opponents have been unable to find success against him, with a SLG% of .359 and batting average of .200.
Tyler Glasnow notched a victory and a quality start in his last outing, as the Rays defeated the Marlins 4-1. The right-hander yielded one run and two hits over seven frames.
The Rays’ offense comes into today’s game with a collective batting average of .255 and are averaging 5.2 runs per game for the season. Looking at their ten most recent games, Tampa Bay has gone deep 10 times, which is ranked 11th in that time. To date, the team’s OPS is .773 to go along with an on base percentage of .328.
Brandon Lowe has been a key contributor to the Tampa Bay offense this season, boasting a .226 batting average and .439 slugging percentage. Over the last ten games, Lowe has led the team in hits and is currently hitting .367.
WILL THE NEW YORK YANKEES TAKE CARE OF BUSINESS AT HOME?
The Yankees enter today’s game with an overall record of 55-50 which includes going 36-38 against teams with above .500 records. As of today, they are 5th in the AL East. Across their 33 series, New York is 16-12-5 and have records of 23-26 and 32-24 on the road and at home, respectively.
Domingo Germán has gone at least six innings in three consecutive outings, and his record currently stands at 5-7. Through 19 appearances, the right-hander’s ERA is 4.78 and WHIP is 1.09. His K/BB ratio is 110/32, while opponents have a .415 slugging percentage against him this season with a batting average of .206.
The Yankees were unable to come away with a win in Domingo Germán’s last outing, as they fell to the Mets 9-3. Germán pitched six innings and gave up six earned runs off seven hits.
Over their last five games, the Yankees are ranked 13th in the league in scoring at 3.4 runs per game. Their season-long scoring average of 4.4 per contest puts them 18th in baseball. In terms of on-base percentage, New York is 19th, with an OBP currently sitting at .303. The team’s collective batting average is .231 (22nd).
Giancarlo Stanton has had a challenging season thus far, with a .202 batting average and .443 slugging percentage. However, the New York slugger has been on fire in the team’s last ten games, leading the way with hits and boasting a .206 average.