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(77-72) New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays (64-85)
Date: Tuesday September 20, 2016
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Michael Pineda vs. Drew Smyly
MLB Moneyline Odds: Tampa Bay -109
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Off
MLB Betting Total: 7.5
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Tuesday night will be the first of a four game series between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
New York leads the season long series between the two American League East rivals 9 games to 7 and will send Michael Pineda out to the mound to face Drew Smyly.
Tampa Bay Rays
Tuesday night will be the 29th start of the season for Tampa’s Drew Smyly and he will be looking for his eight win of the season.
He was able to get the win in his last outing against the Toronto Blue Jays, only allowing two runs in 5.2 innings of work.
If there is one thing that can be said about the south paw, he has been everything except consistent in 2016. He has a weak ERA of 4.98 with a 1.27 WHIP in 164.1 innings.
One thing he does has going is how solid he has been this year against the Yankees, only giving up 3 runs in 13 innings with a record of 2-0.
The Rays have been effective with the wood as of late, scoring at least four runs in 6 of their last 10 games.
They have a team batting average of .245 and are averaging over four runs per game.
New York Yankees
Michael Pineda will be on the hill for the 30th time for the Yankees on Tuesday trying to pitch his way into his seventh win of the season.
Pineda has only allowed a total of four runs throughout his last three starts, but manager Joe Girardi has pulled the right hander before he has been able to make it through five innings in any of those outings.
He has a 6-11 record for the year and has struggled for the most part with a 4.93 ERA in 160.1 innings of action.
Tampa bay has definitely been a weak spot for Pineda this year as he has given up 20 runs in 19.1 innings against the Rays.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- The Yankees are 0-5 in their last 5 games against the American League East division.
- New York has only won q of their last five games in Tampa Bay.
- New York is 0-4 in their last four games against a left handed starting pitcher.
- The Rays are 5-0 in Smyly’s last 5 starts at Tropicana Field.
Free New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
There are two ways to look at Tuesday night’s matchup. Drew Smyly has been dominant not only this season, but through his entire career against the Yankees, and Pineda has been horrible this season against the Rays.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Tampa Bay ML and game total over 7.5
The Yankees have only been able to score three runs in 13 innings when going up against Smyly. He has a 1.91 career ERA against New York and I think that will hold true Tuesday night.
Tampa will get out in front early but both lineups should have no problem making contact with the ball in the batter’s box in the later innings of the game.
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