Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees 8/17/22 - MLB Picks & Predictions

Game: New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays
Date: 8/17/2022
Latest Odds: NYY -120 ; O/U 8

The Tampa Bay Rays conclude a three-game series on the road Wednesday with the New York Yankees. Tampa Bay improved to 61-53 following its 4-0 victory over the Yankees in the opening game of the series on Monday. Tampa Bay has won three straight and the Rays have moved into a tie for second place in the American League East with the Toronto Blue Jays, 10 games behind the first place Yankees.

Third baseman Yandy Diaz is batting .272 to lead Tampa Bay and has a team-high .385 on-base percentage. Left fielder Randy Arozarena is the leader in home runs with 15, RBIs with 58 and hits with 107. On Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays will send Corey Kluber to the mound. the right-hander is 7-7 with a 4.40 ERA, 103 Ks and 17 BBs.

New York is 72-44 following its four-run loss on Monday to Tampa Bay. The Yankees have lost two straight, five of the last six and 10 of the last 12. New York owned baseball's best record just two weeks ago but now trails the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets and Houston Astros. Nevertheless, New York has a 10-game lead at the top of the American League East.

Right fielder Aaron Judge is batting .300 with 46 home runs, 100 RBIs, 126 hits and an on-base percentage of .397 to lead New York in each category. Anthony Rizzo has 27 home runs and 67 RBIs, which are both second to Judge. On Wednesday, the New York Yankees will send Domingo German to the mound. The right-hander is 1-2 with a 4.18 ERA, 17 Ks and 8 BBs.

Betting Trends

  • Tampa Bay is 6-11 in its last 17 on the road
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Rays last 7 versus an opponent from the AL East
  • New York is 2-10 in its last 12
  • The UNDER has cashed in 5 of the Yankees last 6
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New York has won four out of the last five at home against Tampa Bay and has won five of the last seven overall against the Rays. Tampa Bay starting pitcher Corey Kluber was hit hard last time-out allowing seven runs on 10 hits across 5 ⅔ innings resulting in a 10-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles last Friday. New York starting pitcher Domingo German has had two consecutive strong starts allowing two runs on nine hits across 11 innings. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win 6-2.

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