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2022 MLB Handicapping
(50-18) New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays (37-31)
Date: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay, FL
Projected Pitchers: Jordan Montgomery (NYY) vs. Shane Baz (TBR)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees -140, Rays +120
MLB run line Betting Odds: Yankees -1.5 (+120), Rays +1.5 (-140)
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 7
Gerrit Cole took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning, Aaron Hicks hit a tiebreaking triple in the ninth and the Yankees beat the Rays 4-2 on Monday night for the first team to reach 50 wins.
Isaac Paredes homered in his first three at-bats and the Rays beat the Yankees 5-4 on Tuesday night, handing New York only its third loss in 20 games.
New York Yankees
Heading into the game, the New York Yankees have an overall record of 49-17-0. When playing on the road, the team has gone 20-10. In the AL East division, New York currently sits 1st So far, the team has gone 35-31-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 92.0% of their games. The Yankees’ over-under record is 30-35-1.
For New York, Nestor Cortes gets the start with an overall record of 6-2. This includes a strong ERA of 1.94. So far, he is lasting an average of 5.77 innings per outing, as well as 9.69 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 2.2 per 9. In total, Cortes has given up 6 home runs.
Throughout the season, the Yankees have not had to turn to their bullpen for major innings. The team’s relief corps has combined for one of the lower ERA’s in the MLB at 2.95.
During the season, the New York Yankees have performed well on offense, averaging 5.15 runs per game. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of 143.0. The Yankees come into the game with a strong team batting average of 0.249. On their balls in play, New York has the 1st ranked BABIP of 0.32. With runners on base, the Yankees are averaging just 0.62 stolen bases per game.
New York has been strong on defense, ranking 3rd in fewest errors at 0.41 per game. The team’s defense is turning double plays at a rate below the league average, at 0.62 per contest.
Tampa Bay Rays
Heading into the game, the Tampa Bay Rays have an overall record of 36-30-0. When playing at home, the team has gone 21-13. In the AL East division, Tampa Bay currently sits 3rd So far, the team has gone 31-35-0 vs the runline, while being favored in 74.0% of their games. The Rays’ over-under record is 28-35-3.
For Tampa Bay, Josh Fleming gets the start with an overall record of 2-3. He comes into the game with an elevated ERA of 6.38. So far, he is lasting an average of 3.02 innings per outing. as well as 8.35 strikeouts per 9 innings pitched. In terms of walks, he allows an average of 4.42 per 9. In total, Fleming has given up 2 home runs.
So far, the Rays bullpen has been one of the most used groups in the league. The team’s relief corps has combined for one of the lower ERA’s in the MLB at 2.97.
Throughout the season, runs have been hard to come by for the Tampa Bay Rays, as they are averaging just 4.05 per contest. The team comes into the game with an overall run differential of 17.0. The Rays head into the game ranked just 24th in team batting average. Tampa Bay combined batting average on balls in play is just 0.234. Placing them below average. With runners on base, the Rays are averaging just 0.71 stolen bases per game.
Tampa Bay has struggled in the field, ranking below average in errors committed, at 0.64 per game. The team’s defense is turning double plays below the league average, at just 0.71 per contest.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Yankees are 18-14 on the road
- Yankees O/U are 15-16-1 on the road
- Tampa Bay is 16-20 at home
- Tampa Bay O/U is 14-20-2 at home
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
I will be riding with the red-hot New York Yankees in this game. They are currently one of the hottest offenses in the league and I see them taking advantage of the Ray’s young pitcher.
Shane Baz has only pitched in 8.1 innings this season, as he was shelled against the Twins in his first start of the season.
New York is averaging the most runs per game and they have the 11th highest overall team batting average. They will consistently reach base safely and show the Tampa Bay Rays why they are considered to be one of the best offenses in the league.
Give me the Yankees again.
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