Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 04/18/2021 Picks, Predictions and Previews
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Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 04/18/2021 – On Sunday, Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees will conclude their series from the Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. The Bay Rays have progressed to second place alongside Baltimore and Toronto with a 7-8 record on the season. As for the Yankees, their poor performance has brought them to the bottom of the AL East Division play. New York Yankees are holding a 5-9 record on the season and they enter this game riding a four-game losing streak. The best mlb bets today have already predicted a winner for this exciting AL East game based on the odds and latest betting trends.
Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 04/18/2021
Tampa Bay Rays
The Tampa Bay Rays have smashed the Yankees in the last two games with an impressive performance. Tampa Bay has the potential to make it to the playoffs once again, but they still have plenty of room for improvement. In their series opener, the Bay Rays smashed eight and gave up just two. Last night, Tampa gave up three runs and scored six in return. Joey Wendle is the leader in batting with a clip of .319. Wendle is also the leader in RBIs with 10 and hits with 15. When it comes to home runs, Austin Meadows has taken the lead with three. Andrew Kittredge will be delivered as their starting pitcher in this game. Kittredge is 2-0 with an ERA of 1.69 and this will be his first appearance against the Yankees.
Players to watch: R. Arozarena LF (GP 14, AB 57, R 8, H 14, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 2, RBI 6, TB 22, BB 4, SO 19, SB 1, AVG 0.246, OBP 0.317, SLG 0.386, OPS 0.703, WAR 0), A. Meadows DH (GP 15, AB 53, R 8, H 11, 2B 3, 3B 0, HR 3, RBI 4, TB 23, BB 12, SO 15, SB 0, AVG 0.208, OBP 0.373, SLG 0.434, OPS 0.807, WAR 0).
New York Yankees
The Yankees took to a bad start this season and their fans are upset with their overall performance. The Yankees were expected to stay at the top, but the constant loss has pushed them to the bottom. New York Yankees are now four games behind the .500 mark and are trailing the Baltimore Orioles. DJ LeMahieu is the leader in batting with an average of .288 and hits with 15. When it comes to home runs, Aaron Judge has taken the lead with four while Giancarlo Stanton is the leader in RBIs with 11. Taking the mound for the Yankees is hard-throwing Gerrit Cole. The talented pitcher is 2-0 with an ERA of 1.47 and 29 strikeouts this season.
Players to watch: D. LeMahieu 2B (GP 13, AB 52, R 7, H 15, 2B 4, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 4, TB 22, BB 8, SO 11, SB 0, AVG 0.288, OBP 0.383, SLG 0.423, OPS 0.806, WAR 0), G. Urshela 3B (GP 14, AB 48, R 4, H 12, 2B 2, 3B 0, HR 1, RBI 6, TB 17, BB 3, SO 12, SB 1, AVG 0.25, OBP 0.294, SLG 0.354, OPS 0.648, WAR 0).
Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Betting Numbers
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Tampa Bay’s last 5 games.
New York Yankees
The total has gone OVER in 4 of NY Yankees’ last 6 games.
Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Betting Picks
Online betting websites are back in favor of the Yankees to win this game and cover the spread. With Cole on the mound, the Yankees have a neat shot at this game. Cole is unstoppable when he gets the ball and the Yankees have the power at the plate.
Score Prediction: Yankees 5, Bay Rays 1.