Thursday, May 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova vs. Kendall Graveman
The New York Yankees visit O.co Coliseum on Thursday to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Ivan Nova for the Yankees and Kendall Graveman for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has New York at -110 and Oakland at +100. The over/under was set at 8. The Yankees have a 17-17-4 over/under record and a 17-21-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 45% of the time. The Athletics are 20-20-0 against the run line and have a 20-18-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this matchup with a 16-22 record, including 4-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.70 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 12 strikeouts over his 24.1 innings pitched and he has given up 26 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.34. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.43 and they have given up 98 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the bullpen while being struck out 141 times and walking 33 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 9.31 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.04 batters per nine. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 345 base hits and 166 earned runs. They have allowed 51 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 93 batters and struck out 335. They walk 2.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.08.
As a team, New York is batting .234, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .215 average away from home. The Yankees hold a .374 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302 which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in baseball with 7.66 hits per game. Starlin Castro comes into this game hitting .284 and his on-base percentage is at .322. He has 40 hits this season along with 12 runs scored and 16 runs batted in. He's struck out 23 times and has walked 7 times. Jacoby Ellsbury is hitting .259 and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 29 hits so far while scoring 13 runs and he's driven in 10. He has walked 8 times and has struck out 20 times. The Yankees have 291 hits, including 52 doubles and 38 home runs. They've stolen 25 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. New York has walked 114 times this season and they've struck out 265 times as a unit. They've left 242 men on base and have a team OPS of .675. They score 3.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 142 runs so far this year.
Oakland comes into this matchup with a 7-11 home record and a 18-22 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.84, Kendall Graveman has a 1-5 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 28 strikeouts over the 37 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 41 hits. He has allowed 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.33. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 135 times and walking 41 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 9.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.88 batters per nine. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 365 base knocks and 188 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 53 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a staff has walked 136 hitters and struck out 308. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.61.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .223 average at home. The Athletics hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298 which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 15th in baseball with 8.43 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .302 and he has an OBP of .341. He has 35 hits this year along with 10 runs scored and 17 RBI. He's struck out 19 times and has walked on 8 occasions. Josh Reddick is hitting .314 and he has an OBP of .386. He has collected 44 hits so far while he's scored 18 runs and drove in 17. He has earned a walk 17 times and has punched out 22 times. The Athletics as a unit have 337 base hits, including 53 doubles and 46 homers. They have 20 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 9 times. Oakland as a team has walked 95 times this year and they have struck out 273 times. They've had 255 men left on base and have an OPS of .692. They score 3.9 runs per game and have totaled 156 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 17-17-4 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 17-21-0 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 20-18-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 20-20-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
05/14/16 P Luis Severino Tricep 15-day DL (5/14)
05/06/16 P CC Sabathia Groin 15-day DL (5/06), expected to be activated & start Friday vs. Oakland Athletics
05/04/16 DH Alex Rodriguez Hamstring 15-day DL (5/3)
04/03/16 RF Mason Williams Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
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
05/17/16 C Josh Phegley Knee 15-day DL (5/10)
05/11/16 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (4/28); out for season
05/11/16 P Liam Hendriks Tricep 15-day DL (5/9)
05/11/16 LF Mark Canha Back 15-day DL (5/9)
05/10/16 2B Jed Lowrie Shin 15-day DL (5/9)
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 60-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Jarrod Parker Elbow 60-day DL (3/13)
03/31/16 P R.J. Alvarez Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees
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