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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 5/19/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees
Date & Time Sunday May 19, 2019, 1:05 PM (EDT)
Location
Yankee Stadium
New York
The Line
The Line: Tampa Bay Rays / New York Yankees -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
YES, SUN
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The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees meet Sunday in MLB action at Yankee Stadium.

The Tampa Bay Rays look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Rays have scored six runs in their last three games and three or less runs in six of their last eight games. The Tampa Bay Rays have lost five of their last seven games when scoring three or less runs. Tommy Pham leads the Rays with 44 hits and 18 RBI while Brandon Lowe and Avisail Garcia have combined for 81 hits and 40 RBI. Charlie Morton gets the ball, and he is 4-0 with a 2.32 ERA and 61 strikeouts this season. Morton is 2-1 with a 4.10 ERA and 36 strikeouts in his career against the Yankees.

The New York Yankees look for a win after winning six of their last eight games. The Yankees have scored eight runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The New York Yankees have won nine straight games when scoring more than two runs. Gleyber Torres leads the Yankees with 47 hits and 20 RBI while DJ LeMahieu and Luke Voit have combined for 87 hits and 54 RBI. The New York Yankees didn’t list a starting pitcher at the time this article was posted.

The Rays are 11-2 in their last 13 Sunday games, 23-9 in their last 32 road games and 5-0 in Morton's last 5 road starts. The Yankees are 4-0 in their last 4 Sunday games, 5-1 in their last 6 during game 3 of a series and 89-42 in their last 131 home games. The Rays are 8-23 in the last 31 meetings in New York and 1-4 in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-0 in Yankees last 4 home games. The under is 4-0 in Morton's last 4 starts overall.

The Tampa Bay Rays are a team I've backed a ton this year and Morton has been nothing but solid like most of their pitchers. The problem is Morton is allowing a .283 batting average four homers and 15 walks in 127 career at bats against current Yankees hitters. The New York Yankees also haven't lost back-to-back games in over two weeks and haven't lost both games during the weekend since March 30-31. Quick turnaround, this feels like a game where the Yankees will produce a bounce back hard fought victory before leaving for a seven-game road trip.

Pick:
New York Yankees

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