Yankees vs Rays Picks and Prediction – 7/9/2024

By: David Anicetti |

Last Updated: 07/08/2024 at 3:11 PM ET

New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays 07/09/24 - MLB Picks & Predictions
Game Start: 7/9/2024, 10:50 PM UTC
Latest Odds: NYY -124 ; O/U 8

Yankees vs Rays Prediction

The New York Yankees open a three-game series on the road Tuesday versus the Tampa Bay Rays. New York is 55-37 following its 3-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. New York lost two out of three to Boston and the Yankees have lost five of the last six. New York is second in the American League East, three games behind the first-place Baltimore Orioles. Make sure you stay up to date with all the MLB action, with our expert MLB picks.

Aaron Judge is batting .308 to lead New York and is the leader in home runs with 32, RBI with 83, hits with 100 and on-base percentage with .430. New York has a team batting average of .248 and a slugging percentage of .427. On Tuesday, the New York Yankees will send Carlos Rodon to the mound. The left-hander is 9-6 with a 4.45 ERA, 100 Ks and 28 BBs.

The Tampa Bay Rays dropped to 44-46 following a 13-2 loss to the Texas Rangers on Sunday. Tampa Bay was swept in its three-game series by the Rangers and the Rays have lost four of the last six. Tampa Bay is 21st in team batting average and 24th in team ERA. The Rays are fourth in the American League East, 13 games behind first-place Baltimore.

Isaac Paredes is batting .270 to lead Tampa Bay and is also the leader in home runs with 14, in RBI with 47, and in on-base percentage of .358. Yandy Diaz is the leader in hits with 96. Tampa Bay has a team batting average of .235 and a slugging percentage of .369. On Tuesday, Tampa Bay will send Ryan Pepiot to the mound. The right-hander is 4-5 with a 4.40 ERA, 83 Ks and 28 BBs.

Our Free MLB Pick for Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees

Yankees vs Rays Pick

Tampa Bay has won five of its last seven played at home, while New York has lost five of its last six overall. New York starter Carlos Rodon has been hit hard in the last four outings, allowing three runs across 19 innings with New York losing each of the four. Tampa starter Ryan Pepiot has had three consecutive solid outings, allowing five runs across 12 ⅔ innings. Final Score Prediction, Tampa Bay Rays win 6-3.

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