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2021 MLB Handicapping
(19-16) New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays (19-18)
Date: Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Collin McHugh
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees -198, Rays +183
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Yankees -1.5 (-113)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U 7.5
On Wednesday these two AL east foes will go head to head at the Trop. On Tuesday the Yankees got a rare win vs the Rays, a team that they historically struggled against. They got 6 strong innings from Jordan Montgomery and a couple blasts by the big boys in that line up and it was enough to power them to a 3-1 win.
New York Yankees
New York will be coming into Wednesday afternoon’s game sitting in second place in the AL East only 2 games back of the division leading Red Sox, Yankees winners of 3 straight look like they have turned the corner after what a dreadful start to the season.
The Yankees will be sending their ace to the mound as Gerrit Cole takes on the Rays. Cole has been ultra impressive this season supporting a 4-1 record and a 1.61 ERA. The numbers just continue to get better the deeper you look, 44.2 innings pitched 66 strike outs and ONLY 3 walks, he has been lights out and will now face a Tampa Bay Rays team who have been able to put some runs on the board but have struggled at the plate recently. Cole should be able to have another strong outing against a team who haven’t been the same offensively lately.
The Yankees have a powerful line up no way around it, with the likes of Stanton, Judge, Sanchez and LeMahieu, you are just expected to score runs and they haven’t really done that this season. Averaging 4.1 runs per game is only good enough for 20th in the majors but they have hit the 4th most HR (46) and have one of the best on base percentages in the league. Even though they haven’t put up a ton of runs this is still a very dangerous team!
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays come in sitting in 4th place in the compact AL East, they are only 3 games back of the Red Sox, coming into Wednesday. I think they will disappointed with the Tuesday out come as they were basically life less against Montgomery. Rays only mustering up 3 hits, that wont get the job done many nights.
The Rays need to get the bats going tonight if they are going to have any shot of winning, but that wont be an easy task as they have to face one of the best arms in all of the baseball, Gerrit Cole. Opposing Cole will be Collin McHugh who has not been sharp for the Rays this season. Only 1 start and a super high ERA at 7.36 in 5 appearances. He does however have a good K/BB ratio of 10K’s and 1 Walk in 7.1IP. His 2021 form won’t be good enough to match Cole tonight, Rays will need offence.
Tampa Bay’s offence averages about 4.3 runs per game which is good enough for 15th in the MLB but every other major hitting category is below 20th best, it has been hard for the rays to achieve any offence of late and I think Tuesday was a prime example of that. Now they have to battle a top tier arm, could be a long night for the Rays hitters!
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Yankees are 1-4 in the last 5 meetings in Tampa Bay.
- Yankees are 8-21 in the last 29 meetings.
- Under is 4-0-1 in Yankees last 5 Wednesday games.
- Under is 5-0 in Yankees last 5 vs. American League East
- Under is 7-2 in Rays last 9 home games.
Free New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
At the time of writing this article this game is off the board so I have no odds to go off of, but I like the Yankees in this match up. I know the Rays have dominated the Yankees recently but Gerrit Cole has been lights out this year and the Rays are having a hard time hitting right now. I’m sure the odds will be steep on the moneyline, so lets take the run line. Back the Bronx Bombers on the runline!
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: New York Yankees -1.5
There is just no way I can come close to backing the Rays here, they haven’t showed me any confidence at the plate recently and now you got to try and hit Cole, I think it could be a long night for Rays players, and coaches. Take the Yankees moneyline and runline!
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