Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 22 (6/22): MLB

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Prediction, Pick and Preview, June 22 (6/22): MLB

Credit: photo by Dave Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

 

Odds

Time 7:10 p.m. EST
Yankees money line -145
Yankees run line -1.5 (+120)
Rays money line +122
Rays run line +1.5 (-140)
Over / under 7

 

Key stats

  New York Yankees  Tampa Bay Rays
Record 50-18 37-31
Road / home record 21-11 22-14
Last 10 record 8-2 3-7
Streak L1 W1
Over / under record 30-36-2 30-36-2
Runs / game 5.15 4.05
Runs allowed / game 2.88 3.82

 

Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees will play the 3rd game of the series at the Tropicana Field on Wednesday. The Rays took the win 5-4 on Tuesday to tie the series and they're 3-6 against the Yankees so far this season.

New York Yankees

The Yankees get here with a 50-18 record and have won 8 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 allowed 4 runs on 6 hits including 3 home runs taking the loss against the Rays. He still leads the pitching staff with a 2.31 ERA, 78 strikeouts and 6 wins recorded.

Probable Pitcher: Jordan Montgomery (3-1, 2.72 ERA)

Montgomery will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Yanks. Montgomery earned the win in a 12-3 victory over the Blue Jays on Friday, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk over six innings. He struck out five batters. He has a 4-4 record with an ERA of 5.02 and 60 strikeouts in 12 appearances versus the Rays in his career.

Tampa Bay Rays

The Rays get here with a 37-31 record and have lost 6 of their last 8 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 1.81 ERA, 113 strikeouts and 7 wins recorded for the Rays.

Probable Pitcher:

Shane Baz (0-1, 5.40 ERA) will be on the mound for the Rays in the 3rd game of the series. Baz allowed two hits in six scoreless innings against Baltimore on Friday. He struck out seven batters while walking none and was not considered in the decision. He has given up 1 run on 1 hit with 2 walks and 4 strikeouts in 2.2 innings against the Yankees in his career.

BETTING TRENDS

NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Tampa Bay.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees' last 6 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 8 games against NY Yankees.

Tampa Bay are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.

Prediction

The Rays beat the Yankees but almost lost it in the 9th inning. They'll now face Jordan Montgomery and he's 2-1 against them in their last 3 meetings. Tampa Bay will send Shane Baz to the mound who's coming from a great game against the Orioles but this will be a toughest game for him. Expect the Yankees to bounce back and win this series.

PICK: Yankees ML (-145)

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