Tampa Bay Rays vs New York Yankees Prediction MLB Picks 4/19/24

New York Yankees (13-6) vs Tampa Bay Rays (10-9)

Game Info: Friday, April 19, 2024 at 7:05 pm (Yankee Stadium)

Clarke Schmidt (1-0) (3.68) vs () ()

Betting Odds: New York Yankees -136 / Tampa Bay Rays +125 --- Over/Under: 9 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees meet Friday in MLB action from Yankee Stadium. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees prediction.

Tampa Bay Rays Team Preview

The Tampa Bay Rays come into this one looking to build on a 2-1 win over Los Angeles to salvage a series split from their four game set. Isaac Paredes leads the Rays with 5 home runs and 12 RBIs while Jose Siri has a team-high 32 strikeouts with a team-high 4 doubles while Amed Rosario also has 4 doubles as well. Yandy Diaz also has 10 RBIs while Siri has a team-high 6 stolen bases. Jose Caballero also has 5 stolen bases as well this season. The Rays did not have a starting pitcher announced at the time that this article was posted.

New York Yankees Team Preview

The New York Yankees come into this one looking to build on a 6-4 win over the Blue Jays in their last game. Juan Soto leads the Yankees with 25 hits and a .352 batting average along with a .478 OBP in addition to a team-high 17 RBIs and 4 home runs. Giancarlo Stanton has a team-high 5 home runs with 10 RBIs and Oswaldo Cabrera has 3 home runs and 13 RBIs. Alex Verdugo also has a team-high 6 doubles while Aaron Judge has 3 home runs, 11 RBIs and a team-high 22 strikeouts. Anthony Volpe also has 22 hits with a team-high 6 stolen bases. Clarke Schmidt will get the start for the Yankees and is 1-0 with a 3.68 ERA and 16 strikeouts this season.

New York Yankees Player Prop Facts

  • Oswaldo Cabrera has recorded at least one RBI in each of his last five home appearances against the Rays.
  • Alex Verdugo has scored at least one run in each of his last five appearances in night games against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Giancarlo Stanton has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Oswaldo Cabrera has recorded a Double in three of the Yankees' last four games against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Gleyber Torres has recorded at least one hit in each of the Yankees' last 10 home games against AL opponents.
  • Gleyber Torres has recorded at least one Single in 14 of his last 16 appearances in night games against AL teams that held a winning record.
  • Gleyber Torres has recorded at least one total base in each of the Yankees' last 10 home games against AL opponents.

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Brandon Lowe has hit a home run in three of his last four appearances against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Josh Lowe has recorded at least one Double in four of his last five road appearances against opponents that held a winning record.
  • Josh Lowe has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one Single in each of his last eight appearances.
  • Josh Lowe has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Yandy Diaz has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances against the Yankees after playing the previous day.
  • Brandon Lowe has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances against AL East opponents that held a winning record.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The New York Yankees rank 1st in the league for walks this season (92).
  • The New York Yankees rank T28th in the league for triples this season (0).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank T29th in the league for home runs allowed this season (29).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank 28th in the league for hits allowed this season (180).

Rays vs. Yankees Prediction

I’m on the Rays here. I just don’t think of Clarke Schmidt as this kind of a favorite as a starting pitcher. I also didn’t really love what I saw from the Yankees in that series against the Blue Jays to start the week. Tampa Bay’s a better team than what they’ve shown us so far and this Rays team always finds a way to be competitive in this matchup against New York. Give me the Rays in this one.

Chris’s Pick Tampa Bay +125

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