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

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

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Odds

Time 7:05 p.m. EST
Rays money line -110
Rays run line -1.5 (+160)
Yankees money line -110
Yankees run line +1.5 (-185)
Over / under 7

 

Key stats

  Tampa Bay Rays  New York Yankees
Record 77-58 83-55
Road / home record 30-34 48-21
Last 10 record 8-2 5-5
Streak W3 L1
Over / under record 61-65-9 63-70-5
Runs / game 4.26 4.89
Runs allowed / game 4.23 3.48

 

Preview

The New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Yankee Stadium. The Yankees won their last series against the Twins and the Rays swept the Red Sox. The Yanks are 9-7 vs Rays this season.

 

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays get here with a 77-58 record and have won 8 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:  Drew Rasmussen (9-4, 2.70 ERA)

Rasmussen will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for Tampa Bay. In his last start, Rasmussen allowed only 1 run on 4 hits, striking out 4 batters across 6 innings pitched vs Marlins but he didn't factor in the decision. He has not allowed any runs on 2 hits with 3 strikeouts in 2.1 innings versus the Yankees in his career.

New York Yankees

The Yankees get here with a 83-55 record and have won 4 of their last 5 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:  Frankie Montas (5-11, 3.79 ERA)

Montas will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Yankees. Montas earned the win Sunday as he struck out seven over five scoreless innings. He allowed one hit and did not walk a batter. He has a record of 3-1 with an ERA of 1.63 and 39 strikeouts in 7 appearances versus the Rays in his career.

 

BETTING TRENDS

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 5 games.

Tampa Bay are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games.

Tampa Bay are 4-2 SU in their last 6 games against NY Yankees.

NY Yankees are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of NY Yankees' last 7 games when playing at home against Tampa Bay.

 

Prediction

The Rays are on a roll and have won 8 of their last 9 games including the last series vs Yankees. For this game they'll send Drew Rasmussen who has been pretty solid this season and has allowed 2 or less runs in each of his last 8 starts. Frankie Montas will start for the Yankees who was great in his last start and has dominated the Rays in his career. This should be a close game as both starters will dominate on the mound. Take the under.

PICK: Under 7 (-110)

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