Free MLB Pick: Yankees vs. Rays Odds
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2021 MLB Handicapping
(52-47) New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays (60-41)
Date: Thursday, July 29th, 2021
Time: 1:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida
Projected Pitchers: Gerrit Cole vs. Luis Patino
MLB Moneyline Odds: Yankees -150 | Rays +130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Yankees -1.5 , Rays +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 7.5
The New York Yankees will look to make up further ground in the AL East this Thursday, as they take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg.
New York Yankees
The Yankees are now 5 games above .500 and are only 1.5 games back of the Rays for second in the division and now that they are so close to securing a playoff spot they appear like they are bringing in reinforcements, as it looks like a deal for the Texas Rangers slugger Joey Gallo is imminent.
Joey Gallo has been awesome this year and would make this batting lineup all the more dangerous and would make them less reliant on some of their lower order batters who have not exactly hit the ball well this year.
Another important piece of information to consider here is the status of Aaron Judge, who was scratched from yesterdays lineup for a reason that we do not know yet, so it remains to be seen whether or not he will be able to participate in this game.
Gerrit Cole is the projected starter for this one entering the game with a 10-5 record and a 2.74 ERA and he has been incredible in terms of his strike out stuff, as he already has 166 strike outs on the season.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays have been great this year, but the realities of playing in the most competitive division in baseball is catching up with them, as they have a 60-41 record, but are now only 1.5 games away from being 3rd in the division.
It will be interesting to see how this batting lineup holds up throughout the rest of the season though, as they rank 24th in terms of batting average at .233, but they have managed to turn that into the 5th most runs in the league with 497.
The Rays will go with Luis Patino here who has a 5.26 ERA and a 1-2 record, but that is obviously over a small sample size, so we do not know a ton about the Rays righty who finds himself in another tough spot here on Thursday.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Yankees are 6-1 in their last 7 games vs. a right-handed starter.
- Yankees are 5-1 in their last 6 games as a favorite.
- Yankees are 4-1 in their last 5 games on astroturf.
- Rays are 3-7 in their last 10 games as an underdog.
- Rays are 3-8 in their last 11 games as a home underdog.
Free New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays MLB Prediction:
I expect plenty of regression in this Rays batting lineup during the second half of the season and irrespective of that they are not likely to be hitting Gerrit Cole the way he has been pitching lately, so I think the road team are in a great spot to pick up a big win here.
The New York Yankees might be a good play on the runline as well if you are looking to get plus money on this game, as Patino is unproven and Gerrit Cole should really be able to have success against this Rays batting lineup.
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