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Tampa Bay Rays vs NY Yankees Prediction 7-11-24 Picks

NY Yankees (55-38) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (45-46)
July 11, 2024 6:50 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +113 / NY Yankees -133; Over/Under: +7.5
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In this article, we will formulate a Tampa Bay Rays vs NY Yankees Prediction for this MLB game on Thursday, July 11th at Tropicana Field. 

Yankees Got Lucky? 

The Yankees worked out of jams all night on Wednesday, and they gave up ten hits but only one run. Marcus Stroman gave up seven hits in 4.1 innings, but then the bullpen came in and locked down. The Yankees are averaging 5.02 runs, while their pitching is giving up 3.96 runs per game. The offense is ranked 2nd in the league, while the pitching is ranked 7th. Aaron Judge has hit 32 home runs and driven in 83 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Yankees will be Nestor Cortes, who sits with a 4-7 record and an ERA of 3.41. In his last start against the Boston Red Sox, he went six innings, giving up three hits and one run. 

Why the Yankees Will Beat the Rays

  • The Rays have lost nine of their last 10 home games against AL East opponents.
  • The Yankees have won seven of their last eight night games against American League opponents following a road win.
  • The Rays have failed to cover the run line in nine of their last 10 home games against AL East opponents.
  • The Yankees have covered the run line in seven of their last eight night games against American League opponents following a road win.

Rays Need to Do More With Runners in Scoring Position 

The Rays got plenty of hits on Wednesday, but only one run crossed the plate, and they are going to need to be better here. Zach Eflin did have a strong start, going seven innings, giving up four hits and one run. The Rays are averaging 4.0 runs, while their pitching is giving up 4.71 runs per game. The offense is ranked 25th in the league, while the pitching is ranked 23rd. Isaac Parades has hit 15 home runs and driven in 50 RBIs so far this season. Getting the start for the Rays will be Shane Baz who sits with an 0-1 record and an ERA of 4.50. Against the Texas Rangers in his first appearance, he went six innings, giving up seven hits and three runs. The Rays will take on the Guardians after this one.

Tampa Bay Rays vs NY Yankees Prediction

The Yankees are going to have no issue getting the job done here. Nestor Cortes at times hasn’t gotten a ton of run support, but they will give him enough here. Baz sits with an ERA of 4.50 and the Yankees will get to him here. Cortes is going to have a strong start, and that is going to be enough for the Yankees to pick up the victory here. Back the Yankees on the money line. 

Shane Mickle's Free Pick: Yankees ML

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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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