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?
967 New York Yankees at 968 Tampa Bay Rays
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