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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 6/16/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays (32-37) at New York Yankees (45-20)

MLB Baseball: Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

() () vs. Luis Severino (9-2) (2.27)

The Line: New York Yankees / Tampa Bay Rays --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: SUN, YES

The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees meet Saturday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium. 

The Tampa Bay Rays could use a bounce back victory here after losing 10 of their last 14 games. The Rays have allowed nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in eight of their last 11 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost eight of their last nine games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Matt Duffy leads the Rays with 67 hits and 19 RBI while C.J. Cron and Mallex Smith have combined for 124 hits and 52 RBI. The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was posted. 

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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 6/16/18 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees look to stay hot after winning seven of their last nine games. The Yankees have scored 13 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last nine games. The New York Yankees have won seven of their last eight games when scoring at least one run. Aaron Judge leads the Yankees with 67 hits and 46 RBI while Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton have combined for 126 hits and 64 RBI. Luis Severino gets the ball, and he is 9-2 with a 2.27 ERA and 109 strikeouts this season. Severino is 6-1 with a 2.77 ERA and 62 strikeouts in his career against the Rays.

The Rays are 4-1 in their last 5 Saturday games, 2-8 in their last 10 games following a loss and 0-8 in their last 8 road games. The Yankees are 44-13 in their last 57 home games, 21-5 in Severinos last 26 home starts and 36-15 in Severinos last 51 starts. The Rays are 6-21 in the last 27 meetings in New York, 0-4 in the last 4 meetings and the Yankees are 5-2 in Severinos last 7 starts vs. Rays.

Severino has allowed two or less runs in eight of his last 10 starts and is giving up a .195 batting average on the season. At home this season, Severino is allowing a 1.74 ERA with a .179 batting average with 55 strikeouts in 45.1 innings. It doesn't matter who the Rays through out there to pitch, the Yanks have the edge. The Tampa Bay Rays add another loss to the month of June, as this season starts to get away from them in a big way.

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