Saturday, August 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Cessa vs. Ricky Nolasco
The New York Yankees head to Angel Stadium on Saturday to take on the Los Angeles Angels. The probable pitchers are Luis Cessa for the Yankees and Ricky Nolasco for the Angels. The opening line for this game has New York at +112 and Los Angeles at -122. The over/under is 9. The Yankees have a 53-58-9 over/under mark and a 57-63-0 run line record, meaning they cover 48% of the time. The Angels are 58-62-0 against the run line and have a 54-61-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Yankees head into this game with a 61-59 record, and they are 26-32 on the road. Starting pitcher Luis Cessa has a 2-0 record with an ERA of 5.30 and a WHIP of 1.23. He has 11 strikeouts during his 18.2 innings pitched and he has given up 17 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.58. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have allowed 300 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the pen while they've been struck out 438 times and walked 118 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.66 base hits per nine innings while striking out 9.01 hitters per nine. They are 20th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.32. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 1,017 base hits and 508 earned runs. They have allowed 157 home runs this season and they allow 1.3 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 311 batters and struck out 1,059. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
As a team, New York is hitting .250, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .250 average on the road. The Yankees have a .398 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .311 which is good for 23rd in the league. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.38 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this game hitting .284 and his on-base percentage is at .313. He has 117 hits this season along with 51 runs scored and 54 runs batted in. He's struck out 59 times and has walked 14 times. Brett Gardner is hitting .263 and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 105 hits so far while scoring 61 runs and he's driven in 29. He has walked 50 times and has struck out 86 times. The Yankees have 1,006 hits, including 176 doubles and 129 home runs. They've stolen 53 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. New York has walked 340 times this season and they've struck out 866 times as a unit. They've left 790 men on base and have a team OPS of .709. They score 4.15 runs per contest and have scored a total of 498 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this game with a 28-31 home mark and a 51-70 overall record. With an ERA of 5.13, Ricky Nolasco has a 4-10 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 106 strikeouts over the 142 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 159 hits. He has allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.43. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 385 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .249 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 329 times and walking 136 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.32 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.68. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,131 base knocks and 542 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 162 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 375 hitters and struck out 851. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .248 average at home. The Angels hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in baseball with 8.57 hits per contest. Mike Trout comes into this matchup batting .309 and he has an OBP of .427. He has 129 hits this year along with 94 runs scored and 77 RBI. He's struck out 102 times and has walked on 84 occasions. Yunel Escobar is hitting .320 and he has an OBP of .368. He has collected 140 hits so far while he's scored 58 runs and drove in 34. He has earned a walk 33 times and has punched out 53 times. The Angels as a unit have 1,075 base hits, including 208 doubles and 117 homers. They have 43 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 25 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 357 times this year and they have struck out 718 times. They've had 783 men left on base and have an OPS of .733. They score 4.52 runs per game and have totaled 547 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 53-58-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 57-63-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 54-61-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 58-62-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
08/13/16 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 15-day DL (8/11)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Los Angeles Angels
08/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (8/15)
08/14/16 LF Shane Robinson Hip 15-day DL (8/13)
08/10/16 P Cam Bedrosia Finger 15-day DL (8/4)
08/02/16 P Huston Street Knee 15-day DL (8/2)
07/20/16 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (7/19)
07/09/16 1B C.J. Cron Hand 15-day DL (7/8)
06/14/16 P Cory Rasmus Groin 60-day DL (6/14)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (4/4), out for season
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Angels
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