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Tampa Bay Rays vs NY Yankees Prediction 7-9-24 Picks

NY Yankees (55-37) vs. Tampa Bay Rays (44-46)
July 9, 2024 6:50 pm EDT
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays +105 / NY Yankees -123; Over/Under: +8
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The NY Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays meet Tuesday in MLB game 1 action at Tropicana Field. Here’s a Tampa Bay Rays vs NY Yankees Prediction. This article will include a Tampa Bay Rays vs NY Yankees Pick.

NY Yankees Betting Preview

The NY Yankees are 55-37 on the year after losing to the Reds and Red Sox. The NY Yankees have scored 17 runs in their last 3 games and 4 or more runs in 5 of their last 10 games. The NY Yankees have split their last 10 games when scoring 4 or more runs. Aaron Judge leads the NY Yankees with 100 hits and 83 RBI, while Anthony Volpe and Juan Soto have combined for 189 hits and 95 RBI.

Tampa Bay Rays Betting Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays are 44-46 on the year after games against the Royals and Rangers. The Tampa Bay Rays have scored 5 runs in their last 3 games and 3 or fewer runs in 7 of their last 10 games. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost 5 straight games when scoring 3 or fewer runs. Yandy Diaz leads the Tampa Bay Rays with 96 hits and 43 RBI, while Isaac Paredes and Amed Rosario have combined for 151 hits and 72 RBI.

NY Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Pitching Pick Matchup

Carlos Rodon gets the ball for the NY Yankees, and he is 9-6 with a 4.45 ERA and 100 strikeouts this season. Rodon has allowed 13 hits and 11 runs in his last 10.1 innings. Rodon has a 4.76 ERA and .263 allowed batting average in 58.3 road innings. Rodon is 0-2 with a 4.82 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his career against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Ryan Pepiot gets the ball for the Tampa Bay Rays, and he is 4-5 with a 4.40 ERA and 83 strikeouts this season. Pepiot has allowed 5 hits and 3 runs in his last 9.1 innings. Pepiot has a 4.93 ERA and .202 allowed batting average in 45.2 home innings. This will be Pepiot’s first career game against the NY Yankees.

Why the New York Yankees will Beat the Rays

  • The Rays have lost each of their last eight home games against AL East opponents.
  • The Yankees have won each of their last seven Tuesday games against AL East opponents that held a losing record.
  • The Rays have failed to cover the run line in each of their last eight home games against AL East opponents.
  • The Yankees have covered the run line in each of their last four night games against the Rays at Tropicana Field following a home loss.
  • The Rays have trailed after 5 innings in each of their last six games against AL East opponents that held a winning record.

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Yandy Diaz has hit a home run in three of his last four home appearances against the Yankees.
  • Taylor Walls has scored a run in each of his last four appearances with the Rays as underdogs against AL opponents.
  • Isaac Paredes has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Rays’ last four night games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Yandy Diaz has recorded two or more total bases in each of the Rays’ last 13 games as home underdogs.
  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one Single in seven of his last eight appearances against the Yankees.
  • Randy Arozarena has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances in night games.

New York Yankees Player Prop Facts

  • Aaron Judge has hit a home run in four of his last five appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • DJ LeMahieu has scored at least one run in each of his last nine Tuesday appearances against AL East teams that held a losing record.
  • Carlos Rodon has recorded a win in six of his last eight appearances against AL opponents.
  • Aaron Judge has recorded at least one RBI in six of the Yankees’ last seven road games.
  • Carlos Rodon has recorded seven or more strikeouts in four of his last five appearances with his team as a favorite against AL East opponents.
  • Aaron Judge has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 12 appearances after not playing the previous day.
  • Giancarlo Stanton has recorded at least one Single in each of his last 10 appearances against AL opponents.
  • Giancarlo Stanton has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 11 appearances against AL opponents.
  • J.D. Davis has recorded a Double in three of his last four appearances against AL East opponents.

Tampa Bay Rays vs NY Yankees Prediction

I’m not excited to back the NY Yankees given their struggles and Carlos Rodon hasn’t pitched well in recent starts. However, the Rays aren’t lighting the world on fire, and they’ve had offensive struggles as well. Ryan Pepiot also has a 4.93 home ERA, which is something the Yankees should be excited about. The price is cheap and this feels like a spot the Yankees can use to stop the bleeding. Give me the Yankees. 

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: NY Yankees -123

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