Tampa Bay Rays VS New York Yankees

MLB Baseball 06:40 PM ET

Sunday

08/07/2020

SUN, YES

Spread: New York Yankee -109

Over/Under: 8.5

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/7/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/7/2020 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 8/7/2020 Picks Predictions Previews
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The New York Yankees will be hitting baseballs against the Tampa Bay Rays at the Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg on Friday, August 07, 2020 at 6:40 PM ET. New York lost their Thursday’s finale with a tight 5-4 score. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay splits their double-header with 5-1and 0-5 score against the Red Sox. The New York Yankees are in 2nd place behind the Twins in the American League, with a 9-3 standing and .750 in the series. The Yankees are in first place in the AL East Division. The Tampa Bay Rays, with a 5-7 standing and a team percentage of .417, are in 3rd place behind the Orioles in the AL East Division and in 9th place in the American League.

New York’s Starting Pitcher Jordan Montgomery recorded six hits with a 5.0 Earned Run Average (ERA) in 4.0 innings of play. Gary Sanchez and Brett Gardner added a home run and two hits with a run, respectively. That was Sanchez’s first homer of the season. The Yankees will be sending Masahiro Tanaka on the mound as starter. Tanaka went 11-9 with a 4.45 ERA and 149 strikeouts in 182 innings of work last season. This is his first start for the season with 2.2 innings played.

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Predictions 8/7/2020

Tampa Bay struggled with their inconsistent offense this season, but the team has a few standouts players. Brandon Lowe recorded his team-high 13 hits with seven runs, two triples and nine RBIs. Joey Wendle played well with a record of 10 hits, a .357 batting average and five RBIs. Willy Adames also added nine hits, six runs and four doubles. Left-handed Pitcher Blake Snell will start for the Rays this Friday. Snell went 6-8 with a 4.29 ERA and 147 Ks in 107.0 innings of play last season. In his second start this season, Snell is 0-0 with a 5.40 ERA and 9 strikeouts in 5.0 innings of play.

New York will be missing three key pitchers in tonight’s match-up. Starting Pitcher Luis Severino (elbow), Relief Pitchers Aroldis Chapman (no injury related reason) and Tommy Kahnle (elbow) will not be on the pitcher’s plate tonight. Tampa Bay reported three key players on their injury list. Starting Pitcher Yonny Chirinos  (triceps), Relief Pitcher Colin Poche (elbow), and Center Fielder Randy Arozarena (no injury related reason) will not be playing tonight for the Rays.

New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays. The MLB Pick for this game is New York -109. New York is 4-1 in their last 5 contests as a road favourite, and the under is 5-2-1 in the Yankees’ last 8 outings played on the astroturf. Tampa Bay is 35-16 in their last 51 match-ups at home, and the under is 3-0-1 in the Rays’ last 4 games overall. The under is 4-0 in the last 4 match-ups in Tampa Bay. The prediction, pick New York -109 to a score of 8-3.

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MLB Starting Time: 6:40 PM ET

Location: Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL

Date: Friday, August 07, 2020

TV: SUN, YES

MLB Odds:  New York Yankee -109

MLB Totals: 8.5

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