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2021 MLB Handicapping
(51-47) New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays (60-40)
Date: Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, FL
Projected Pitchers: Nestor Cortes (NYY) vs. Michael Wacha (TB)
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees +110 Rays -141
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Yankees +1.5, Rays -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: O/U: 8
The Yankees will be in Florida to take on the Rays for game 2 Wednesday at 7:10 ET. Game 1 of that series is Tuesday at 7:10 ET.
Nestor Cortes is going for the Yankees and Michael Wacha gets the start for the Rays.
So far, the Rays have owned this series.
New York Yankees
The Yankees have been a very disappointing baseball team so far this year. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games.
With a record of 51-47 they are 3rd in the American League East. The Red Sox lead them by 9.5 games.
New York lost 3 out of 4 games against the Red Sox this weekend. Boston came back and won 5-4 on Sunday. In that series, the Yankees scored 14 runs and the Red Sox scored 16 runs.
Domingo German went 7 innings and struck out 10 batters on Sunday. Jonathan Loaisiga came in out of the bullpen and allowed 4 hits and 4 earned runs.
Nestor Cortes has worked primarily out of the bullpen and has not made many starts so far. He likely will not go very long in this game.
The pitching for the Yankees has been good for the most part this year. They have a 3.74 ERA which is 11th best in baseball.
Their offense is not doing as well as a lot of people thought it would. They are scoring 4.16 runs per game which is 25th best in baseball. Aaron Judge has been their most consistent hitter this year.
The Yankees have hit 126 home runs which is 10th best in the majors.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are having an impressive season so far. They have won 3 of their last 4 games.
Through 100 games, they are 60-40 which puts them 2nd in the American League East. The Red Sox lead them by 1.5 games.
Tampa took 3 out of 4 games against the Indians recently. Cleveland did get the win 3-2 on Sunday. In that series, the Rays scored 25 runs and allowed 14 runs.
Ryan Yarbrough went 7 innings and allowed 1 earned run on Sunday.
Michael Wacha is 2-2 with a 5.16 ERA. His last start was against the Orioles last Wednesday where he went 5 innings and allowed 3 earned runs. The Rays won that game 5-4.
The pitching has been impressive for this team so far this year. They have an ERA of 3.63 which is 8th best in the game.
They have also been good on offense. The team is scoring 4.94 runs per game which is 6th across baseball. Some key bats in their lineup are Wander Franco, Austin Meadows, and Randy Arozarena.
Tampa Bay has hit 125 home runs which is 13th best in baseball.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Yankees are 4-9 in their last 13 games on astroturf.
- Yankees are 3-7 in their last 10 games vs. the American League East.
- Yankees are 1-4 in their last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Yankees are 1-4 in their last 5 road games.
- Rays are 9-1 in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 games overall.
- Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games.
- Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 during game 2 of a series.
New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
This is a series between 2 teams that are looking to gain ground in the American League East. Before the Yankees can worry about the Red Sox at the top, they have to take care of the Rays. I look for Tampa to take game 2.
The Rays have been the better team so far this year and they have played quite well against New York, especially at the Trop.
I look for Wacha to pitch a good game and for the Rays to do enough against Cortes and their bullpen.
I like the Rays on the moneyline.
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