Tuesday, July 7, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Sonny Gray (9-3) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (8-2)
The Oakland Athletics take on the New York Yankees on Tuesday at Yankee Stadium. The probable starters are Sonny Gray for the Athletics and Nathan Eovaldi for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -118 and New York at +108. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Athletics, with a 42-43 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 45-33 over/under record. The Yankees are 42-40 against the run line and have a 42-36 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Athletics come into this game with a 38-47 record, and they are 20-21 away from home. Sonny Gray has an earned run average of 2.09 and is 9-3 so far on the season while having a 0.99 WHIP. He's pitched 107.2 innings thus far while surrendering 81 hits over that time and when he starts, the Athletics are 9-7. The Athletics are also 10-3 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5.4 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.35 and they've given up 217 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 228 and walked 84 batters this season while opposing teams hit .241 against them. Oakland has a team average of 8.07 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.59 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.41, they are 7th in the league.
Oakland is batting .260 as a team, which is good for 8th in the league and hitting .252 away from home. Ranked at 11th in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .322 and they hold a .397 team slugging percentage. With 85 hits, Brett Lawrie leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 8.98.
With a 44-38 overall record, New York will come into this game 23-15 at home. Nathan Eovaldi is starting this game 8-2 for the season with an earned run average of 4.52 and a WHIP of 1.54. He's pitched 87.2 innings thus far while surrendering 110 hits over that time in which the Yankees are 10-6. The Yankees are also 10-6 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5.6 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.47 and they have given up 209 hits on the season. The Yankees bullpen has struck out 292 batters and walked 108 this season while opposing teams have hit .213 against them. New York has a team average of 8.83 hits per game and are averaging 8.48 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.01, they are 20th in the league.
They are batting .254 as a team, which is good for 14th in the league and hitting .275 at home. Ranked at 7th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .324 and they hold a .425 team slugging percentage. With 87 hits, Brett Gardner leads the team while his team ranks 11th in hits per game with 8.76.
The Athletics have committed 79 errors and have combined for 848 assists and 2,262 put outs leading to a .975 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Yankees have accumlated 57 errors while having 768 assists and 2,213 put outs leading to a .981 fielding percentage.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 45-33 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 42-43 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 42-36 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 42-40 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/06/15 P Sonny Gray Illness probable Tuesday vs. New York Yankees
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/30/15 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28)
05/23/15 CF Coco Crisp Neck Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/21)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
New York Yankees
07/03/15 RF Carlos Beltran Ribs Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/1)
06/24/15 SS Brendan Ryan Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/22)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/20)
06/10/15 P Andrew Miller Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/10)
05/30/15 CF Slade Heathcott Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/29)
05/20/15 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees
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