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2021 MLB Handicapping
(5-8) Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees (5-7)
Date: Saturday, April 17th, 2021
Time: 1:05 PM ET
Venue: Yankee Stadium, New York City, New York
Projected Pitchers: TBD vs. Jordan Montgomery
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays -120 | Yankees +100
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays -1.5 , Yankees +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8.5
The Tampa Bay Rays have not lived up to expectations this year, but it is early, so they will look to get this season back on track this Saturday as they take on an equally struggling Yankees team at Yankee Stadium.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays last series with the Texas Rangers was a disaster, as they were only able to pick up 1 win during that 4 game series and given the roster the Texas Rangers have this year, the Rays certainly would have been counting on more then just 1 win.
They do get back to their own division here though, as they get an AL East showdown with the Yankees who should present a decent opponent for the Rays to really get after, as the Bronx Bombers have also started the season on the wrong foot.
The one concern that will be there all year for the Rays is going to come in the batting department, as they rank towards the bottom of the league in terms of overall batting, with most of the offense needing to come from the top of the order, as they just don’t have the depth in terms of batting.
New York Yankees
Much like their opponents on Saturday, the Yankees are coming off a disappointing end to their series against the Blue Jays, as they lost the series finale by a score of 5-4 which also caused them to lose that series down in Dunedin Florida.
They do get back to the confines of Yankee Stadium though, and you would expect them to be able to start picking up wins at a regular pace sooner rather then later, as I still see them as having one of the best overall batting lineups in all of baseball.
This very well could be a good opportunity for the likes of Stanton and co. to get rolling, as the Rays who typically pitch very well, do not have a listed starter for this contest, so they could be starting of against a place reliever or one of the guys out of the bullpen.
One guy to look out for in this series is Aaron Judge, who is one of the Yankees bats who really exploded in that last game with the Jays, as he did his absolute best to get his team the W by hitting 2 home runs during that game and no doubt he will look to carry over that momentum into this series with the Rays.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Rays are 1-5 in their last 6 games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Rays are 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a left-handed starter.
- Rays are 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a losing record.
- Yankees are 47-13 in their last 60 home games with the total set at 9.0-10.5.
- Yankees are 38-14 in their last 52 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400.
- Yankees are 8-3 in their last 11 during game 2 of a series.
- Yankees are 80-32 in their last 112 home games.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction:
The markets are disrespecting the Yankees a bit, as I still see them as one of the main contenders in the AL despite the slow start, so given the odds we are getting in this game the Yankees look like the pick to get the home win.
I also really do not trust these Rays bats and think Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery can improve greatly upon his stats in this game and go deep enough to give his team a solid chance to pick up the victory.
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