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2021 MLB Handicapping
(5-7) Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees (5-7)
Date: Friday, April 16th, 2021
Time: 7:05 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York
Projected Pitchers: TBD vs. TBD
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays | Yankees
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays +1.5 , Yankees -1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total:
The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees go head to head in an AL East showdown this Friday, as the Rays are on the road for this matchup with the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are going to play the style of baseball which got them to the World Series finals last year, and that is fundamentally sound defensive ball, which is just the type of ball club which can shut down this electric Yankees batting lineup through a mix of great fielding and pitching.
The Rays are coming off a very disappointing series against the Texas ranges though, as they lost the series 2-1 and only scored 5 runs during that entire series with one of their victories needing to come via a 1-0 victory.
I do not expect the Rays to score many runs this year given their batting lineup, but 5 runs in 3 games is not the type of run they will want to continue here in 2021, or they could miss out on the playoffs despite coming so close to winning the title in 2020.
The Rays currently do not have a pitcher listed for this contest and although you would typically be confident in who the Rays are putting out there, they have not been all that great as a unit this year and whoever gets the start will be going up against this awesome Yankees batting lineup.
New York Yankees
Aaron Judge went yard twice in the Yankees last game, but it was not enough for the Yankees to pick up the win falling to the Blue Jays by a score of 5-4 and losing the series in the process. That loss came through walk-off fashion as Bo Bichette matched Judge for home runs and now the Bronx Bombers will need to show some mental toughness to bounce back here to get themselves closer to that .500 mark.
The New York Yankees should be contenders here in 2021 though, so I would expect them to get rolling at some point here despite starting slow, and it would not be surprising if that happened in this series against the Rays.
The New York Yankees, just like their opponents on Friday, do not have a listed pitcher for this game, but the Yankees pitching has been decent this year and whoever they go with will be in an A+ matchup against the Rays bats.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction:
The Yankees have great bats, but they do seem to be taking some time to get going and given the time of year and projected weather I do not think they are going to have some kind of offensive explosion here, so I think this game could go under the total.
The Rays also have struggled to get the runs on the board, and I doubt they are going to score a bunch here unless the top of the order can get rolling, as this batting lineup is very top heavy.
4* Free MLB Betting Pick: Under the total
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