Free MLB Prediction: Yankees vs Rays
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New York Yankees (22-24) at Tampa Bay Rays (21-24)
Date: Saturday May 28th
Time: 4:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field – St. Petersburg, Florida
MLB Betting Lines: New York Yankees -116, Tampa Bay Rays -104
MLB Betting Total: 8
Probable Pitchers: New York Yankees RH Michael Pineda (2-5, 6.34) vs. Rays RH Matt Moore (1-3, 5.47 ERA)
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The Yankees and Rays will meet on Saturday afternoon in the second of their three game set at Tropicana Field. On Friday night in the series opener the Rays will have Chris Archer match up against Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka.
The Yankees took two of three against the Rays in their first series in late April.
New York Yankees
The Yankees winning streak of six games was snapped when they lost the two games of the series against Toronto.
Alex Rodriguez made his return from the 15-day DL on Thursday night. Rodriguez had three homers in the previous five games before hitting the disabled list.
Carlos Beltran has been solid all season posting numbers of .260 with 12 homers and 29 RBI.
Michael Pineda is 2-5 with a 6.34 ERA in nine starts. Pineda has allowed 64 hits in 49.2 innings.
The Yankees are 3-6 in Pineda’s starts this season.
Pineda is 2-2 with a 4.07 ERA on the road this season.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays have struggled this season mainly because they can’t get on base. Tampa Bay is 21st in batting average and 21st in on base percentage.
Tampa Bay has decent pitching as they rank 15th in ERA (4.03). The number should improve once ace Chris Archer gets going.
Steven Souza Jr has been the best Rays hitter all season. Sousa Jr is hitting .268 with nine homers and 19 RBI. Evan Longoria is hitting .251 with eight homers this season.
Matt Moore is 1-3 with a 5.47 ERA this season. He has struggled over his last two starts giving up 17 hits and nine runs over 10 innings.
At home, Moore is 1-2 with a 5.19 ERA in six starts.
MLB Betting Trends:
- Yankees are 5-0 in their last 5 road games.
- Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games.
- Yankees are 6-2 in their last 8 vs. a team with a losing record.
- Rays are 2-5 in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Rays are 1-5 in their last 6 overall.
Free Boston New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
Pineda is too good of a pitcher to be struggling this mightily.
4* Free MLB Betting Prediction: Yankees
I expect Pineda to have one of his best starts of the season.
MLB Baseball Free Score Prediction: New York 5 – Tampa Bay 4
Alex Rodriguez and Starlin Castro will deliver for the Yankees in a narrow win. The difference will be the bullpen in this one.
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