Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 8-2-2023

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 8/2/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 8/2/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


The Tampa Bay Rays will go against the New York Yankees in MLB action in Yankee Stadium, NY, on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at 7:05 PM ET.


The Rays performed well since losing the series to Baltimore, winning four of their previous six games.


With a victory against the Yankees, which would be their fifth victory in the previous seven games and the series victory, they would move ahead of the Orioles in the AL East standings by 1.5 games.


Tampa Bay scores 5.19 runs per game on average. Their batting average of .255 ranks them 10th in the league. They are 11th in on-base percentage (.327) and sixth in slugging percentage (.447). 


While Isaac Paredes tops the Rays with 21 home runs and 63 RBI, Yandy Diaz leads the team with a batting average of .318. Tampa Bay had strong pitching, allowing only 3.92 runs per game.


The Rays’ opponents’ league-best batting average against them is .227. Their 1.19 WHIP is second, while their 3.78 ERA is third.


In his most recent start, McClanahan defeated Houston 4-3 despite allowing eight hits and three runs over five innings.


Throughout the year, the Rays sent 352 relievers to the mound. During the season, relief pitchers inherited 125 baserunners, of which 24.8% scored.


They made 29 saves this season, while 17 of their 46 opportunities were lost. The Rays bullpen entered 95 save opportunities and amassed a save percentage of 63.0%.


The bullpen has 49 holds this season, ranking 23rd in the league. There were runners on base when the Rays pitchers entered the game 81 times, and they also made 105 outings in high-leverage situations.


  • The total went UNDER in 10 of Tampa Bay’s last 14 matches.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 4-1 SU in their last 5 matches.
  • The Tampa Bay Rays are 5-2 SU in their last 7 matches against the NY Yankees.

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Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Predictions 8/2/2023


The Yankees had hoped that Aaron Judge’s return to the lineup would improve their offense, but the team’s offensive woes persisted as they now dropped three of their last four games.


They are now 3.5 games out from the last AL Wildcard position and bottom in the AL East standings.


They will attempt to keep their postseason chances alive with a victory over the Rays, which would be their third victory in their previous six games.


New York scores 4.32 runs per game on average. Their league-leading batting average of .230 places them 29th. 


They rank 27th in on-base percentage (.302) and 19th in slugging percentage (.403). The Yankees are led by Gleyber Torres, who has a .255 batting average, 44 RBI, and Aaron Judge, who has 20 home runs.


The club from New York had strong pitching, only allowing 4.27 runs per game. The second-lowest hitting average in the league for opponents against the Yankees is .233.


Their 1.24 WHIP is sixth, while their 3.92 ERA is tenth. Cole allowed three hits and no runs in seven innings of work during his previous start, but the club fell to Baltimore 1-0.


The Yankees’ season FIP is at 4.36, with a team WHIP of 1.241. Their K/BB ratio right now is 8.90 (929 strikeouts vs 344 free passes).


With 828 total hits allowed, their pitching staff is currently ranked second in the league. They gave up 129 home runs and ranked 10th in MLB in runs allowed per nine innings (4.32).


With a combined ERA of 3.92 (411 earned runs allowed), the New York pitching staff allowed 453 runs this season.


  • The total went UNDER in 4 of the NY Yankees’ last 6 matches.
  • The NY Yankees are 1-4 SU in their last 5 matches.
  • The total went OVER in 8 of NY Yankees’ last 11 matches against Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees. The MLB pick for this game is the New York Yankees. Five of their past nine matches and four last six at home were victories for the Yankees.


Their offense is struggling as they only scored seven runs in their past three home games.


Although McClanahan performed admirably for the Rays in the past, he struggled of late, giving up 14 runs in his previous four appearances.


Expect him to struggle in this game to slow them down after giving up nine runs in his previous three road outings and eight runs in his previous two starts versus the Yankees.


The Rays won four of their previous six contests, but five of their last eight road contests ended in losses. Their offense is clicking, and in their previous three away games, they scored 17 runs.


However, they will have trouble scoring in this game since Cole pitched well lately, allowing just three runs in his past three outings.


Since New York has the finest bullpen in the league, they won’t have any issue slowing down the Rays in this game. He gave up two runs in his previous home start against the Rays.


To cover the money line, choose New York. The New York Yankees will win to a predicted score of 6-2.


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Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 8/2/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:05 PM ET


Location: Yankee Stadium, NY


Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2023




MLB Odds: New York Yankees-110


MLB Totals: 7.5


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