Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees - 8/17/22 MLB Picks and Prediction

New York Yankees (72-45) vs Tampa Bay Rays (62-53)

Game Info: Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Domingo German (1-2) (4.18) vs Corey Kluber (7-7) (4.40)

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -155 / Tampa Bay Rays +130 --- Over/Under: 8 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays will play the New York Yankees in Game 3 of their series at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night.

The Tampa Bay Rays are 62-53 this season and have won four games in a row. Tampa Bay has won the first two games of this series by scores of 4-0 and 3-1. The Tampa Bay pitching staff has a 3.40 ERA, a 1.15 WHIP, and a .233 opponent batting average this season. The Rays offense has scored 471 runs with a .237 batting average and a .306 on base percentage. Randy Arozarena is batting .256 with 16 home runs and 61 RBI’s for the Rays this season. The projected starter for Tampa Bay is Corey Kluber, who is 7-7 with a 4.40 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP over 116.2 innings pitched this season.

The New York Yankees are 72-45 this season and have lost six of their last seven games. Prior to losing the first two games of this series, New York lost two out of three games against the Red Sox. The New York pitching staff has a 3.28 ERA, a 1.10 WHIP, and a .218 opponent batting average. The Yankees offense has scored 597 runs with a .241 batting average and a .326 on base percentage this year. Aaron Judge is batting .297 with 46 home runs and 100 RBI’s for the Yankees this season. The projected starter for New York is Domingo German, who is 1-2 with a 4.18 ERA and a 1.44 WHIP over 23.2 innings pitched this season.

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Tampa Bay is 4-1 in their last 5 Wednesday games and 5-1 in their last 6 games against the AL East. The under is 3-1-1 in Tampa Bay’s last 5 Wednesday games. New York is 27-9 in their last 36 Wednesday games and 2-11 in their last 13 games. The over is 10-3-1 in New York’s last 14 home games. The under is 8-3 in these two teams last 11 head to head meetings.

The Yankees have had a very good season, but have really played poorly over the last two weeks or so. New York has lost two of their last thirteen games and their offense has gone silent. The Yankees will turn to Domingo German in this game, who has allowed six runs over his last 20.2 innings. The Rays will start Corey Kluber, who has allowed 14 runs over his last 17.2 innings. I like the Yankees to get back on track in this game against Kluber, who struggled in his last outing. I am taking the Yankees to win by at least two runs.

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David’s Pick Yankees -1.5

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