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New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays - 6/17/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees
Date & Time Monday June 17, 2019, 7:05 PM (EDT)
Yankee Stadium
New York, New York
The Line
New York Yankees -136 / Tampa Bay Rays +124 O/U: 9
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The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees will be matching up to kick off their MLB set on Monday.

The Rays are coming off a set against the Angels this weekend. Tampa won the Friday version of that set but fell Thursday and Saturday. In the Sunday game, Tampa eked out a 6-5 win.

For Monday’s outing, Tampa will be sending out Yonny Chirinos for the start. Chirinos is 7-2 with a 2.88 ERA and 62 Ks this year.

Over on the Yankees’ side, they’re coming off a weekend set versus the White Sox. New York dropped the first two games in that series and won Saturday. In the Sunday finale, the Yankees managed a 10-3 win.

New York is going with Masahiro Tanaka in the start Monday. Over his 83.0 innings and 4-5 record this year, Tanaka has a 3.58 ERA with 74 Ks and 19 BBs.

The Rays are 22-4 in their last 26 Monday games and 16-6 in their last 22 in game one of a series. The over is 4-1 in Tampa’s last five Monday games.

Meanwhile, the Yankees are 4-0 in their last four Monday games and 43-19 in their last 62 in game one of a series. New York is 2-6 in Tanaka’s last eight starts with five days’ rest and 35-16 in his last 51 home starts.

After a run of four straight quality starts, Tanaka has been a little shaky over his last trio. In that time, he’s coughed up 12 earned over a span of 18.2 innings and is just 1-2 record-wise.

If New York has to rely on an aging Tanaka to go six-plus innings every start, they’re gonna have a bad time. I’m sticking with Tampa Bay here.

Tampa Bay Rays +124

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