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New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/09/2020 MLB Odds, Picks and Baseball Predictions

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New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 08-09-2020 MLB Odds Picks and Baseball Predictions

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/09/2020 – New York Yankees will continue to remain on the road as they battle against Tampa Bay Rays in their final game of a three-game series. The Yankees declined to 10-5 on the season as they still sit at the top spot of the AL East division. Tampa Bay Rays managed to win their second game and progress to a 7-8 overall record in the AL East. The Bay Rays are now one game behind the .500 mark while the Yankees remain three games ahead of Baltimore Orioles in the second spot. Mlb online sites have their picks and game analysis available as these teams clash from Tropicana Field in Saint Petersburg, Florida.

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays 08/09/2020

When: Sunday, August 9, 1:10 PM ET
Where: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburgh, Florida
TV: YES
Stream: SofaScore

New York Yankees

New York Yankees tried to keep their record intact for a long time, but their defeat against Philadelphia and the Bay Rays have brought them down. The Yankees won the opening game against the Bay Rays with an impressive 8-4 score. However, they struggled to make it past Tampa in their second game. New York scored three runs off the plate and surrendered five to the Bay Rays. The Yankees will turn in James Paxton to the mound as their starting pitcher in this game. The southpaw is holding a 0-1 record on the season with an ERA of 13.50.

Players to watch: A. Judge RF (GP15, AB55, R14, H17, 2B2, 3B0, HR8, RBI19, TB43, BB2, SO18, SB0, AVG0.309, OBP0.356, SLG0.782, OPS1.138, WAR0), D. LeMahieu 2B (GP14, AB54, R9, H21, 2B1, 3B0, HR2, RBI7, TB28, BB2, SO5, SB0, AVG0.389, OBP0.411, SLG0.519, OPS0.929, WAR0).

Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays were in much need of a victory after a few mishaps in their last series. The Bay Rays did well against the Yankees in their second game. Tampa is currently three games behind New York. From the plate, Austin Meadows smashed a couple of runs with two hits that helped the Bay Rays to victory. Tampa will turn in Charlie Morton as their starting pitcher in this game. Morton is holding a 1-1 record on the season with an ERA of 5.52. Morton was successful against the Boston Red Sox in his five-plus innings when he took out five hitters and gave up just one earned.

Players to watch: B. Lowe 2B (GP14, AB48, R7, H13, 2B3, 3B2, HR2, RBI9, TB26, BB4, SO15, SB0, AVG0.271, OBP0.34, SLG0.542, OPS0.881, WAR0), Y. Diaz 3B (GP14, AB45, R3, H10, 2B2, 3B0, HR0, RBI0, TB12, BB10, SO7, SB0, AVG0.222, OBP0.364, SLG0.267, OPS0.63, WAR0).

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Numbers

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New York Yankees

NY Yankees are 9-4 SU in their last 13 games.
NY Yankees are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Tampa Bay.
NY Yankees are 1-6 SU in their last 7 games when playing on the road against Tampa Bay.
NY Yankees are 2-4 SU in their last 6 games this season.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of NY Yankees’ last 9 games against an opponent in the American League.

Tampa Bay Rays

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 6 games.
Tampa Bay is 3-7 SU in their last 10 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games against NY Yankees.
Tampa Bay is 16-4 SU in their last 20 games at home.
Tampa Bay is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games when playing at home against NY Yankees.

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Picks

The Yankees are known to bounce back well, but the mlb betting odds 2020 has been slanting towards Tampa Bay to win this series and cover the spread in this game.

Score Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays 4, New York Yankees 3.