Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 20 (6/20): MLB

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 20 (6/20): MLB

Credit: photo by Tom Horak-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:10 p.m. EST
Yankees money line -135
Yankees run line -1.5 (+135)
Rays money line +113
Rays run line +1.5 (-160)
Over / under 6.5

 

Key stats

  New York Yankees  Tampa Bay Rays
Record 49-17 36-30
Road / home record 20-10 21-13
Last 10 record 9-1 3-7
Streak L1 L1
Over / under record 29-35-2 29-35-2
Runs / game 5.15 4.05
Runs allowed / game 2.88 3.82

 

Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees will meet again to play a 3-game series at the Tropicana Field. The Rays lost their last series against the Orioles while the Yankees beat the Blue Jays 2 of 3 times.

New York Yankees

The Yankees get here with a 49-17 record and have won 9 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 5.1 runs per game and allowing 2.8 runs. Aaron Judge leads the team and is batting for .305 with 25 home runs and 50 RBI. 

Nestor Cortes leads the pitching staff with a 1.94 ERA, 75 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher: Gerrit Cole (6-1, 3.33 ERA)

Cole will be on the mound in the 1st game of the series for the Yanks. Cole tossed 6 scoreless, five-hit innings Tuesday against the Rays. He struck out 7, walked one and earned the win. He has a record of 2-6 with an ERA of 3.89 and 120 strikeouts in 13 appearances versus the Rays in his career.

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays get here with a 36-30 record and have lost 5 of their last 6 games. The team is averaging 4 runs while allowing 3.8 runs per game. Ji-Man Choi leads the team, batting for a .289 avg with 6 home runs and 34 RBI. Kiermaier has 7 home runs for the Rays.

Shane McClanahan leads the team with a 1.84 ERA, 105 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded for the Rays.

Probable Pitcher:

Shane McClanahan (7-3, 1.84 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rays in the 1st game of the series. McClanahan took the loss against the Yankees on Wednesday, giving four runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks in six innings. He had seven strikeouts. He has a record of 1-3 with an ERA of 3.70 and 29 strikeouts in 5 appearances against the Yankees in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

NY Yankees are 12-6 SU in their last 18 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 8 of NY Yankees' last 12 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay are 1-5 SU in their last 6 games.

 

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

Prediction

The Yankees are the best team in the MLB right now scoring an average of 5 runs per game while allowing just 2.8 runs. They'll send Gerrit Cole to the mound who dominated the Rays a week ago. The Rays have struggled lately as they have lost 7 of their last 10 games and are 2-5 against the Yankees this season. This should be a great pitching duel and with the under cashing big time when these teams meet I think that's the play. Take the under.

PICK: Under 6.5 (-110)

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