Rays at Yankees 7/17/19 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees
MLB: 7:00 PM EST
Jul. 17, 2019
Latest Odds : NYY -149 O/U 9.5
The Tampa Bay Rays play game three of a four-game series on Wednesday in the Big Apple versus the New York Yankees. Tampa Bay beat the Yankees in the opening game of the series on Monday 5-4. Travis d’Arnaud belted three home runs that included a top of the ninth inning three-run blast off Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman giving the Rays the win.
The Yankees led entering the ninth inning 4-2. Before losing the game, the Yankees were 49-0 when leading this season entering the ninth inning. The Yankees are now 5-2 at home this season against Tampa Bay and their lead over the Rays in the American League East was reduced to five games. Edwin Encarnacion belted two home runs for New York in the loss.
Austin Meadows leads the Rays with a .292 batting average. Brandon Lowe leads in home runs with 16 and RBIs with 49. Tommy Pham leads in hits with 97. Tampa Bay is averaging .256 at the plate, while opponents are averaging .223. On Wednesday, Tampa Bay will send Yonny Chirinos to the mound. The right-hander is 8-4 with an ERA of 3.11, 89 Ks and 22 BBs.
DJ LeMahieu is leading New York with a .331 batting average and in hits with 117. Edwin Encarnacion leads the Yankees in home runs with 27, while LeMahieu leads in RBIs with 64. New York is batting .265 while opposing hitters are averaging .247. On Wednesday, the Yankees will send Domingo German to the mound. The right-hander is 11-2 with an ERA of 3.40, 90 Ks and 19 BBs.
Recent Betting Trends:
Tampa Bay is 6-1 in its last 7
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of Chirinos’ last 8 starts for the Rays
New York is 8-0 in German’s last 8 starts versus American League East opponents
The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Yankees last 6
Free Betting Pick: New York Yankees -149
Tampa Bay has won just 8 of its last 30 in the Bronx at Yankee Stadium. The Rays have lost 5 of Chirinos’ last 6 starts and each of the right-hander’s last 4 starts versus team with a record above .500. The Yankees have won 9 of German’s last 11 starts and each of the right-hander’s last 8 starts versus AL East opponents. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win 7-2.