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Tampa Bay Rays vs NY Yankees Prediction 5-12-24 Picks

NY Yankees (26-15) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (20-20)
May 12, 2024 1:40 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +117 / NY Yankees -137; Over/Under: +8.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Tampa Bay Rays vs NY Yankees Prediction for this MLB showdown on Sunday, May 12th at the Tropicana Field.

Rays Pick up 20th Win

The Rays have had issues at times this season, but they picked up a win on Saturday. The Rays scored seven runs and that was enough for the five run victory. Yandy Diaz and Randy Arozarena both hit a home run to pace the Rays. The Rays are averaging 4.03 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.73 runs per game. The offense is ranked 20th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 22nd. Isaac Parades is having a strong season and he has hit eight home runs and driven in 21 RBIs so far this season. Randy Arozarena has hit seven home runs and driven in 17 RBIs. The Rays will meet the Red Sox after this series.

How Do the Yankees Bounce Back?

The Yankees struggled on Saturday with their pitching and that led to them losing 7-2. Nestor Cortes Jr went 5.1 innings giving up five hits and four earned runs. The offense only managed two runs and they need to find a way to get the offense going here. The Yankees are averaging 4.68 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.46 runs per game. The Yankees offense is ranked 11th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 2nd. Getting the start for the Yankees will be Luis Gil, who sits with a 3-1 record and an ERA of 2.92. In his last start against the Houston Astros, he went six innings giving up one hit and one run. If the Yankees want to win this game, they are going to need Gil to be back. 

Why the Tampa Bay Rays will win

  • The Rays have won six of their last seven home games after playing the previous day.
  • The Yankees have lost each of their last five Sunday road games against AL East opponents.
  • The Rays have covered the run line each of their last five day games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • The Yankees have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four day games against AL East opponents.
  • The Rays have led after 3 innings in each of their last four home day games.

Why the New York Yankees will win

  • The Yankees have won each of their last seven day games following a loss.
  • The Rays have lost four of their last five games against AL East opponents following a home win.
  • The Rays have failed to cover the run line in each of their last four day games following a home win.
  • The Yankees have covered the run line in four of their last five road games against AL East opponents following a loss.

Tampa Bay Rays vs NY Yankees Prediction

Gil sits with an ERA of 2.92 and in his last start he gave up only one run against the Houston Astros. The Rays offense has been a major issue all season, and they are averaging 4.03 runs per game. The Rays’ offense is going to have some major issues and that is going to be the difference here as the Yankees are going to get the job done. Back the Yankees on the run line to cash here. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Yankees -1.5

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Shane Mickle

Sports is about all Shane knows in this life! He has a passion for sports and writing, which makes working for Sportschatplace a perfect job for him! If you find him cheering for a team it's usually a Minnesota team, or the Kansas Jayhawks!

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