Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Eric Surkamp vs. Michael Pineda
The Oakland Athletics visit Yankee Stadium on Tuesday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Eric Surkamp for the Athletics and Michael Pineda for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +150 and New York at -160. The over/under was set at 8. The Athletics have a 3-9-1 over/under record and a 6-7-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 46% of the time. The Yankees are 5-6-0 against the run line and have a 5-5-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 46% of the time.
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The Athletics head into this matchup with a 6-7 record, including 3-0 on the road. Starting pitcher Eric Surkamp has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.00 and a WHIP of 1.56. He has 3 strikeouts over his 9 innings pitched and he has given up 9 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.22. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.74 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen while being struck out 37 times and walking 6 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.08 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.32 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 2.90. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 106 base hits and 38 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season and they allow 0.7 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 36 batters and struck out 96. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.56.
As a team, Oakland is batting .216, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .231 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .339 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .273 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 26th in baseball with 7.15 hits per game. Josh Reddick comes into this game hitting .238 and his on-base percentage is at .340. He has 10 hits this season along with 4 runs scored and 9 runs batted in. He's struck out 8 times and has walked 7 times. The Athletics have 93 hits, including 13 doubles and 12 home runs. They've stolen 6 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 0 times. Oakland has walked 33 times this season and they've struck out 93 times as a unit. They've left 88 men on base and have a team OPS of .612. They score 2.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 37 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 3-3 home record and a 5-6 overall mark. With an earned run average of 6.55, Michael Pineda has a 1-1 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 13 hits. He has allowed 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.74. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.36 and they have given up 28 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 51 times and walking 9 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.12 batters per nine. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 96 base knocks and 45 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year and they give up 1 home run per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 25 hitters and struck out 108. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 3.25.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 13th in the league while putting together a .275 average at home. The Yankees hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in baseball with 8.36 hits per contest. Jacoby Ellsbury comes into this matchup batting .213 and he has an OBP of .260. He has 10 hits this year along with 4 runs scored and 5 RBI. He's struck out 9 times and has walked on 3 occasions. Mark Teixeira is hitting .216 and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 8 hits so far while he's scored 7 runs and drove in 8. He has earned a walk 10 times and has punched out 10 times. The Yankees as a unit have 92 base hits, including 13 doubles and 14 homers. They have 13 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 2 times. New York as a team has walked 44 times this year and they have struck out 74 times. They've had 83 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They score 4.45 runs per game and have totaled 49 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 3-9-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 6-7-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 5-5-1 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 5-6-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
04/10/16 P Henderson Alvarez Shoulder 15-day DL (4/6)
04/05/16 P Felix Doubront Elbow 15-day DL (4/4); out for season
04/03/16 2B Eric Sogard Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
04/01/16 CF Sam Fuld Shoulder 15-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)
New York Yankees
04/13/16 P Aroldis Chapman Suspension 30-game suspension, eligible to return May 9 vs Kansas City Royals
04/03/16 RF Mason Williams Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25)
03/31/16 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 15-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 15-day DL (3/25); out for season
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees
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