New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction MLB Picks 5/10/24

Tampa Bay Rays (19-19) vs New York Yankees (25-13)

Game Info: Friday, May 10, 2024 at 6:50 pm (Tropicana Field)

Taj Bradley (0-0) (0.00) vs Clarke Schmidt (3-1) (3.50)

Betting Odds: Tampa Bay Rays +126 / New York Yankees -149 --- Over/Under: 8.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

In this article, we will formulate a New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction for this MLB game on Friday, May 10th at Tropicana Field.  To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

-The Yankees recent form and recent player performance 

-The Rays recent form and recent play performance

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving New York

-Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Tampa Bay

-Recent betting trends in games played between New York and Tampa Bay.

-A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for today’s game between the Yankees and Rays. 

Yankees Look to Bounce Back

The Yankees had won five games in a row before they were knocked out by the Astros on Thursday. The Yankees scored only three runs and that led to the one run defeat. The Yankees are averaging 4.87 runs while their pitching is giving up 3.45 runs per game. The offense is naked 10th in the league while the pitching is ranked 3rd. They currently have a run differential of 1.42 which is 3rd in the league. Juan Soto has hit nine home runs and driven in 33 RBIs so far this season. 

Schmidt Needs to be Good

Getting the start for the Yankees will be Clarke Schmidt who sits with a 3-1 record and an ERA of 3.50. In his last start against the Detroit Tigers he went five innings giving up four hits and three earned runs. 

Rays Coming off Disappointing Loss

The Rays come into this game with a 19-19 record overall and they didn’t look good against the Chicago White Sox in the last game. The Rays offense only managed one run and that led to the three run defeat. Isaac Paredes finished with one hit and one RBI. The Rays are averaging 4.05 runs while their pitching is giving up 4.87 runs per game. The offense is ranked 20th in the league while the pitching is ranked 25th. They currently have a run differential of -0.82 which is 22nd in the league. Isaac Paredes has hit eight home runs and driven in 20 RBIs. Getting the start for the Rays will be Taj Bradley who will be making his first start of the season. Last season he finished with a 5-8 record and an ERA of 5.59. 

Tampa Bay Rays Player Prop Facts

  • Josh Lowe has scored at least one run in each of his last six appearances against AL East opponents.
  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances with his team as an underdog against the Yankees.
  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances with his team as an underdog against the Yankees.
  • Amed Rosario has recorded at least one Single in each of his last seven appearances in night games against AL East teams that held a winning record.
  • Brandon Lowe has hit a home run in each of his last three appearances at Tropicana Field against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Brandon Lowe has recorded at least one RBI in seven of his last eight appearances against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Josh Lowe has recorded at least one Double in each of his last three appearances against AL East opponents that held a winning record.
  • Jose Caballero ranks T3rd in the league in Steals (14) this season.

New York Yankees Player Prop Facts

  • Aaron Judge has hit a home run in three of the Yankees' last four games as favorites.
  • Aaron Judge has recorded at least one RBI in each of the Yankees' last five games against AL opponents.
  • Aaron Judge has scored at least one run in each of the Yankees' last six games.
  • DJ LeMahieu has recorded at least one hit in each of his last 10 appearances with the Yankees as favorites against AL opponents.
  • DJ LeMahieu has recorded at least one total base in each of his last 10 appearances with the Yankees as favorites against AL opponents.
  • Juan Soto has recorded a Single in each of the Yankees' last nine road games.
  • Juan Soto ranks 2nd amongst qualified players for On Base Percentage (.438) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank T28th in the league for home runs allowed this season (48).
  • The Tampa Bay Rays rank 4th in the league for steals this season (45).
  • The New York Yankees rank 2nd in the league for on-base percentage this season (.337).
  • The New York Yankees rank 2nd in the league for walks this season (165).

New York Yankees vs Tampa Bay Rays Prediction

Bradley had a high ERA of 5.59 last year, and he’s going to really struggle in this game. The Yankees offense is averaging 4.87 runs per game, and they are going to have no issue in this game. Bradley is going to be chased early and that will be the difference here. The Rays are going to struggle again with their offense, like they did in the last game. Look for a 5-1 or 5-2 type of game. Pick the Yankees here on the money line.

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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