Yankees at Rays 9/25/18 - MLB Picks & Predictions
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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays
MLB: 7:00 PM EST
Sep. 25, 2018
Latest Odds : NYY -120 O/U 8.5
AL East Division rivals will battle on Tuesday night, when the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays continue their series from Tropicana Field. Last night, Andrew McCutchen homered and scored twice to lead New York to a 4-1 victory. Aaron Judge reached base three times and scored a run for the Yankees, who lead Oakland by two games for home field advantage in the AL Wild Card game.
New York manager Aaron Boone has yet to name a starting pitcher for this matchup. The Yankees rank 10th in the majors with a 3.77 team ERA and have logged 84 quality starts this season.
The Tampa Bay Rays are 21 games above .500 at home and have been one of the pleasant surprises in the majors this season. On Monday, Tampa Bay managed just two hits and struck out ten times in defeat. Ryan Yarbrough took the loss after allowing three runs in five innings of relief work for the Rays, who have been eliminated from postseason contention.
Tampa Bay skipper Kevin Cash has not named a starting pitcher for Tuesday’s game. The Rays have used relievers as openers frequently this season and rank third in the majors with a 3.63 team ERA.
Recent Betting Trends:
Yankees are 3-8 in their last 11 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
Rays are 39-13 in their last 52 home games.
Under is 18-7-2 in Yankees last 27 road games vs. a team with a winning record.
Under is 20-8-1 in Rays last 29 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Under is 8-2 in the last 10 meetings in Tampa Bay.
Free Betting Pick: New York Yankees -120
New York SS Didi Gregorius has torn cartilage in his wrist and could miss the postseason. Through 156 games, New York ranks 15th in batting average and 2nd in runs scored. For the season, Tampa Bay ranks 2nd in batting average and 17th in runs scored. Take New York to get the job done again on Tuesday. Final Score Prediction, New York Yankees win 4-3.