Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees - 4/17/21 MLB Picks and Prediction

Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees - 4/17/21 MLB Picks and Prediction Photo by Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees (5-7) vs Tampa Bay Rays (5-8)

Game Info: Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 1:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Jordan Montgomery (1-0) (3.27) vs Tyler Glasnow (1-0) (0.46)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees +120 / Tampa Bay Rays -130 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays and New York Yankees face off on Saturday in an American League East MLB showdown at Yankee Stadium. 

These two teams faced off on Friday and it was the Rays that were able to come away with the 7-2 victory. 

The Rays struggled in teh last series against the Rangers getting runs across the plate so the offense breaking out on Friday had to feel good. On offense the Rays were led by Brandon Lowe who had two RBI’s. And in this game it’s going to be about the offense being strong again. This has been a balanced Rays offense with four different players having two home runs.

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The Yankees have struggled to start the season and coming into this game they have lost three games in a row. This is a team who’s starting pitching has struggled and that will need to change if the ywant to turn around the season. 

Tyler Glasnow will be getting the start for the Rays and he has been lights out this season going 19.2 innings total giving up only seven total hits and one run.

On the mound for the Yankees will be Jordan Montgomery who struggled in his last start against the Rays giving up five hits and four runs. If the Yankees want to find success, they need Montgomery to have a good start. 

Rays are 1-4 in their last 5 overall. Rays are 1-4 in their last 5 games as a favorite. Rays are 2-8 in their last 10 vs. a team with a losing record. Yankees are 80-32 in their last 112 home games. Yankees are 57-25 in their last 82 Saturday games. Yankees are 2-5 in their last 7 overall. Rays are 19-39 in the last 58 meetings in New York. Under is 17-7-1 in the last 25 meetings in New York. Rays are 15-5 in the last 20 meetings.

Glasnow is going to be lights out again in this game and that will be the difference in this game. Look for the Rays to have success against Montgomery and they will come away with a victory. Back the Rays -1.5. 

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