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Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 09/02/2020 Baseball Odds, Picks and Betting Predictions
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Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 09/02/2020 – Two top teams from the AL East division Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees will conclude their three-game series from the Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York. The Bay Rays won the opening game of the series with a final score of 5-3 but failed to continue their success last night. The Yankees bounced back with the same score in their second game and this match will determine the series winner. Baseball betting has continued to take its course as these two teams fight for the division title. Tampa Bay and New York have been impressive right from the start of the 2020 season and they are easily a major threat to opponents.
Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees 09/02/2020
Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays are one of the most impressive teams this year with their 25-12 overall record. They moved past the Yankees weeks ago and secured the top spot in the AL East division. The Bay Rays are five games ahead of the Yankees while they continue to maintain pace. Out of the last nine games, Tampa won eight but broke their six-game winning streak in their last outing. The leading batsman with 35 hits and a batting clip of .307 is Yandy Diaz while Brandon Lowe is the home runs and RBI leader with 10 and 27. Tampa is all set to deliver Charlie Morton to the mound as their starter in this game. The righty is holding a 1-1 record on the season with an ERA of 5.40, 4 BBs and 17 Ks.
Players to watch: B. Lowe 2B (GP35 AB125 R26 H33 2B7 3B2 HR10 RBI27 TB74 BB16 SO36 SB0 AVG0.264 OBP0.361 SLG0.592 OPS0.953 WAR0), Y. Diaz 3B (GP35 AB114 R16 H35 2B3 3B0 HR2 RBI11 TB44 BB23 SO17 SB0 AVG0.307 OBP0.428 SLG0.386 OPS0.814 WAR0).
New York Yankees
The Yankees were once at the top of the division with a decent lead ahead of their opponents. It was not long when the Yankees dropped consecutive games and they now remain at the second spot with a 20-14 record. New York is five games behind Tampa Bay Rays and is two games ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees will need to maintain the pace to stay ahead of the race. Toronto Blue Jays have been improving and that might be an issue for the Yankees. The leading batsman with home runs, RBIs and a batting clip of .301 is Luke Voit. The first baseman smashed 13 homers and 26 RBIs for his team. When it comes to hits, DJ Lemahieu has taken the lead with 35. New York is turning towards Jordan Montgomery as their starting pitcher in this game. The southpaw is holding a 2-1 record with an ERA of 4.44, 3 BBs and 20 Ks.
Players to watch: L. Voit 1B (GP30 AB107 R23 H33 2B3 3B0 HR13 RBI26 TB75 BB8 SO32 SB0 AVG0.308 OBP0.368 SLG0.701 OPS1.068 WAR0), G. Urshela 3B (GP29 AB96 R17 H24 2B6 3B0 HR6 RBI22 TB48 BB12 SO20 SB1 AVG0.25 OBP0.333 SLG0.5 OPS0.833 WAR0).
Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Betting Numbers
Tampa Bay Rays
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tampa Bay’s last 7 games.
New York Yankees
NY Yankees are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Betting Picks
Tampa Bay Rays have been on fire with their performance last week and they have all that takes to defeat the Yankees. Back the Bay Rays to win this game and the three-game series with the major league baseball odds on their side.
Score Prediction: Tampa Bay Rays 7, New York Yankees 4.