Thursday, July 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Jesse Chavez (4-8) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (4-3)
The New York Yankees welcome the Oakland Athletics to Yankee Stadium on Thursday. Jesse Chavez is the probable starter for the Athletics and he'll face Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +130 and New York at -140. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Athletics have a 45-34 over/under record and a 42-44 run line mark, meaning they cover 49% of the time. The Yankees have a 42-37 over/under record and a 43-40 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
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The Athletics come into this game with a 39-47 record, and they are 21-21 away from home. Starting pitcher Jesse Chavez holds a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 3.20 and a WHIP of 1.18. In his starts, the Athletics are 4-10 over his 95.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 90 hits during those innings. Against the over/under, the Athletics are 6-7 in his starts. He is getting 3.9 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 217 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 4.30. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 230 times and walking 86 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.03 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.57 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.40.
As a team, Oakland is batting .259, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .251 average away from home. The Athletics on-base percentage sits at .321, which puts them at 11th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .397. They rank 7th in baseball with 8.97 hits per game and Brett Lawrie leads the team with 86.
With a 44-39 overall record, New York will come into this game 23-16 at home. With an earned run average of 3.94, Masahiro Tanaka will come into this game holding a 4-3 record and a 1.11 WHIP. In his starts, the Yankees are 7-3 and he has allowed 54 hits over 59.1 innings pitched this season. Against the over/under, the Yankees are 5-5 when he starts. He is getting 5.6 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 211 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.48. Teams are hitting .211 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 299 times and walking 108 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.81 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.01.
As a team, they are batting .253, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .272 average at Safeco Field. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .323, which puts them at 8th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .422. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.72 hits per game and Brett Gardner leads the team with 88.
In terms of team defense, the Athletics have a fielding percentage of .975 with 80 total errors, 858 assists and 2,292 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .981 team fielding percentage while committing 57 errors, accumulating 779 assists and compiling 2,243 put outs.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 45-34 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 42-44 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 42-37 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 43-40 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/08/15 RF Josh Reddick Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday 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
07/08/15 C Brian McCann Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Wednesday vs. Oakland Athletics
07/07/15 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/20); expected to be activated Wednesday vs. Oakland Athletics
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)
05/30/15 CF Slade Heathcott Quad Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/29)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees
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