MLB Total Guide: Yankees vs Rays 7/10

MLB Total Guide: Yankees vs Rays 7/10

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MLB Total Guide: New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays

Preview:

The New York Yankees are set to take on the Tampa Bay Rays on July 10th at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. This matchup features two teams with contrasting recent performances and notable injuries. The Yankees, with a mixed record of 44-46, are looking to gain momentum, while the Rays, standing at 55-37, aim to continue their strong season. Both teams have faced different challenges throughout the season, and this game promises to be an exciting clash, especially with the pitching matchup between Zach Eflin and Marcus Stroman.

 

Odds and Betting Lines

Market Odds
Over/Under 8.0
New York Yankees Moneyline -105
Tampa Bay Rays Moneyline -115

 

Pitching Probables

Pitcher Team W-L ERA Strikeouts
Zach Eflin New York Yankees 5-5 4.19 72
Marcus Stroman Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 3.58 76

 

Team Previews

New York Yankees

Hitting: The Yankees have struggled offensively this season, ranking 25th in runs scored with 359 and 21st in batting average at .235. Their key hitter, Yandy Diaz, has been consistent with a .270 average, but the team will need more contributions from the lineup to improve their scoring.

Relief Pitching: The bullpen has been a bright spot for the Yankees, with 27 saves ranking tied for 5th in the league. However, their overall ERA of 4.36 places them 24th, indicating some inconsistencies that need addressing.

Fielding: With 42 errors, the Yankees' defense is tied for 24th in the league. This lack of defensive solidity can be costly in close games, and improvement in this area is crucial.

Starting Pitchers: Zach Eflin will take the mound with a 5-5 record and a 4.19 ERA. His performance will be key in setting the tone for the game, and he'll need to be at his best to contain the Rays' potent offense.

 

Tampa Bay Rays

Hitting: The Rays have been one of the best offensive teams this season, tied for 1st in runs scored with 464 and 10th in batting average at .248. Aaron Judge has been exceptional with a .308 average and 32 home runs, leading the way for the league's top offense.

Relief Pitching: The Rays' bullpen has been reliable, with 25 saves tied for 8th in the league. Their overall ERA of 3.59 ranks 5th, showcasing their pitching depth and effectiveness.

Fielding: Defensively, the Rays are among the best, with only 55 errors, ranking 5th. This solid defense supports their strong pitching, making them a tough team to score against.

Starting Pitchers: Marcus Stroman will start for the Rays, bringing a 7-4 record and a 3.58 ERA. His ability to control the game will be crucial against a Yankees lineup eager to find its rhythm.

 

Team Injuries

New York Yankees

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Giancarlo Stanton DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
Nick Burdi RP Hip Expected to be out until at least Jul 23

 

Tampa Bay Rays

Player Name Position Injury Injury Status
Drew Rasmussen SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 16

 

Betting Trends

  • The Yankees are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
  • The Rays are 6-4 in their last 10 games.
  • The total has gone under in 4 of the Yankees' last 5 games on the road.
  • The total has gone over in 5 of the Rays' last 7 games at home.

 

Recent Games

New York Yankees

Opponent Score W/L
vs Boston 3-0 L
vs Boston 14-4 W
vs Boston 5-3 L
vs Cincinnati 8-4 L
vs Cincinnati 3-2 L

 

Tampa Bay Rays

Opponent Score W/L
@ Texas 13-2 L
@ Texas 4-3 L
@ Texas 3-0 L
@ Kansas City 10-8 W
@ Kansas City 4-2 L

 

Team Rankings

Category New York Yankees Tampa Bay Rays
Hitting 21st 10th
Starting Pitching 24th 5th
Relief Pitching 5th 8th
Fielding 24th 5th

 

Significant Betting Stats

  • The Yankees are 2-5 in their last 7 games when playing on the road against the Rays.
  • The total has gone under in 5 of the Yankees' last 6 games.
  • The Rays are 4-2 in their last 6 games against an opponent in the AL East division.
  • The total has gone over in 5 of the Rays' last 7 games at home.
  • The Yankees are 3-7 in their last 10 road games.
  • The Rays are 5-1 in their last 6 home games against a team with a losing road record.
  • The total has gone under in 4 of the Yankees' last 5 road games against the Rays.
  • The Rays are 6-4 in their last 10 games overall.

 

Weather

Mostly sunny with a high temperature of 86°F. The game will be played indoors at Tropicana Field.

 

Prediction

Pick: Under 8.0 runs

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Both teams have had their struggles offensively in recent games, and with two solid pitchers on the mound, a low-scoring affair is likely. The Yankees' inconsistent hitting and the Rays' strong pitching suggest that runs will be hard to come by. Given the trends and current form of both teams, the under 8.0 runs is the best pick for this matchup.

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