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2021 MLB Handicapping
(19-17) Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees (18-16)
Date: Tuesday May 12, 2021
Time: 7:10 PM ET
Venue: Tropicana Field
Projected Pitchers: Jordan Montgomery vs Luis Patino
MLB Moneyline Odds: Rays +110 | Yankees -130
MLB RunLine Betting Odds: Rays -1.5 , Yankees +1.5
MLB Baseball Gambling Total: 8
The Rays and Yankees square off Tuesday in a battle of evenly matched AL East foes.
Tampa Bay Rays
The Rays are going with the young gun Tuesday in right-hander Luis Patino. He’ll start for a Rays team that comes in having won six of its last eight games and is tied with the Yankees for second in the division. The Rays trail the first place Red Sox by 3.5 games.
The 21-year-old Patino has a small sample size in the majors, but has looked very effective in the innings he’s received. He is 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA in 7 ⅔ innings of work this year.
The Rays are averaging 4.25 runs per game. Patino, who makes his fourth appearance of the year Tuesday, has helped the Rays pitching staff post an ERA of 3.86. This mark ranks in the top-10 in the majors. Joey Wendle has led the way hitting wise for the Rays and leads the team in OPS, home runs and RBI’s.
New York Yankees
The Yankees have recovered from a slow start to the season and now find themselves two games above the .500 mark. Giancarlo Stanton knocked in the winning run for the Yankees in their win against the Nationals Sunday to give the Yankees their 13th win in their last 19 games.
Jordan Montgomery gets the start for the Yankees in their series opener Tuesday. The southpaw went six innings and allowed three runs in his last start against the Astros. He is 1-1 with a 4.41 ERA in six starts in 2021.
Montgomery has not been as effective this season and has seen his strikeout rate diminish by two points from last year. He is not going as late into games as previous seasons either and has been inconsistent. This has especially been the case against the Rays, as he’s posted an ERA of over 6 against them this season.
MLB Baseball Betting Trends:
- Over is 5-1 in Yankees last 6 games with the total set at 7.0-8.5.
- Over is 4-1 in Yankees last 5 during game 1 of a series.
- Over is 4-1 in Yankees last 5 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 4-1 in Rays last 5 when their opponent allows 2 runs or less in their previous game.
- Over is 4-1 in Rays last 5 Tuesday games.
Free Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees MLB Prediction:
There’s been a lot to like about Patino this season, but given that he has stranded all his baserunners and still has a sample size, he is due for some regression and the Yankees have the hitters to disrupt his rhythm on the mound. The Rays haven’t been great this season at the plate, but Montgomery’s struggles could give the Rays another chance to get their bats going. Both teams have been trending in the right direction of late and should be in for a high-scoring game Tuesday.
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