New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 10 (9/10): MLB

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction, Pick and Preview, September 10 (9/10): MLB

Credit: photo by   Nick Wosika--USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 1:05 p.m. EST
Rays money line +103
Rays run line +1.5 (-195)
Yankees money line -123
Yankees run line -1.5 (+165)
Over / under 7.5

 

Key stats

  Tampa Bay Rays  New York Yankees
Record 78-58 83-56
Road / home record 31-34 48-22
Last 10 record 8-2 5-5
Streak W4 L2
Over / under record 61-66-9 63-71-5
Runs / game 4.26 4.89
Runs allowed / game 4.23 3.48

 

Preview

The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays will play the 2nd game of the series at the Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The Rays took the win 4-2 in the first game of the series.  Aaron Hicks was removed midgame after failing to catch consecutive drives to left that landed for run-scoring doubles in the fourth inning.

 

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays get here with a 78-58 record and have won 9 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.26 runs per game. They're batting for .242 AVG, 575 runs scored in 1096 hits and 122 home runs, ranking #19 in offense in the league behind the Seattle Mariners. Randy Arozarena leads the team in home runs with 19 and 40 RBI while Yandy Diaz is batting for .288.

Defensively they are allowing 3.70 runs per game and rank #4 in the league. Shane McClanahan leads the pitching staff with a 2.20 ERA, 182 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded with the Rays.

Probable Pitcher:  Corey Kluber (10-7, 4.00 ERA)

Kluber will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for Tampa Bay. Kluber earned the win against the Yankees on Saturday, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out four and walking none over seven innings. He has a record of 6-3 with an ERA of 2.08 and 87 strikeouts in 12 appearances against the Yankees in his career.

New York Yankees

The Yankees get here with a 83-56 record and have won 4 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4.89 runs per game. They're batting for .238 AVG, 675 runs scored in 1098 hits and 214 home runs, ranking #4 in offense in the league, behind the Atlanta Braves. Aaron Judge leads the team and is batting for .302 with 55 home runs and 118 RBI.

Defensively they are allowing 3.48 runs per game and rank #3 in the league. Gerrit Cole leads the pitching staff with a 3.20 ERA, 218 strikeouts and 11 wins recorded with the Yanks.

Probable Pitcher:  Jameson Taillon (12-4, 3.95 ERA)

Taillon will be on the mound in the 2nd game of the series for the Yankees. Taillon did not factor in the decision against Minnesota on Monday, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three batters. He has a record of 2-2 with an ERA of 2.30 and 25 strikeouts in 5 appearances versus the Rays in his career.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games.

Tampa Bay are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games.

Tampa Bay are 5-2 SU in their last 7 games against NY Yankees.

NY Yankees are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of NY Yankees' last 8 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay.

 

Prediction

The Rays are on a roll and have won 9 of their last 10 games including 5 of the last 7 vs Yankees. For this game they'll send Corey Kluber who absolutely dominated the Yankees in his last start allowing only 2 hit and no runs across 7 innings pitched. Jameson Taillon will start for the Yankees who has been solid this season and the Yankees have won in his last 3 starts. The Rays coulnd't score the last time they faced Taillon and with the Yankees struggling I think the best play is the under.

PICK: Under 7.5 (-110)

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