Yankees vs. Rays Prediction
The Tampa Bay Rays used a walk-off home run yesterday versus the New York Yankees to snap a three-game losing streak. Can Tampa Bay record another win today to earn the series split?
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Tropicana Field at 1:10PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Rays are a -116 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Yankees are a +106 underdog, while the total is set at 8 runs. As of Sunday morning, 74 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting New York. Check out our MLB Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Hicks has three-hit game
New York allowed a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday evening to drop a 4-3 decision at Tampa Bay. Aaron Hicks paced the Yankees with a home run, a double and two RBIs. Brett Gardner went 1-for-2 with a solo homer plus two walks. Mike Tauchman ended the contest 2-for-3 with a double and a walk. Chad Green took the loss in relief as he gave up one earned run on one hit with one strikeout and no walks over two-thirds of an inning. James Paxton draws the starts today for New York as he enters with a 5-3 record, 4.09 ERA and 1.45 WHIP with 84 strikeouts over 70 1/3 innings.
d'Arnaud wins it with homer
Travis d'Arnaud hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Saturday evening to send Tampa Bay to a 4-3 win over New York. d'Arnaud ended the contest 3-for-4 with the home run, two runs and two RBIs. Nate Lowe finished 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBIs. Michael Brosseau went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Colin Poche took the loss in relief as he gave up one earned run on one hit with one strikeout and no walks over one-third of an inning. Charlie Morton gets the start this afternoon for the Rays as he comes in with a 9-2 record, 2.36 ERA and 1.03 WHIP with 132 strikeouts over 107 innings.
MLB Betting Trends
The Yankees are 7-2 in their last nine road games. New York is 8-3 in the last 11 Paxton starts.
The Rays are 21-8 in their last 29 Sunday games. Tampa Bay is 1-6 in the last seven meetings.
New York had Tampa Bay's number for a while until the Rays finally figured out a way to carve out a win yesterday. With how Morton has pitched lately plus his high strikeout/groundball rate, I like Tampa Bays' chances to do it again this afternoon. Paxton has had a shakier than expected season and I think he gets outmatched in this one.
MLB DAILY PREDICTION: TAMPA BAY RAYS -116