Thursday, April 21, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Rich Hill vs. Luis Severino
The Oakland Athletics visit Yankee Stadium on Thursday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Rich Hill for the Athletics and Luis Severino for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +133 and New York at -143. The over/under was set at 8. The Athletics have a 3-10-1 over/under record and a 7-7-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Yankees are 5-7-0 against the run line and have a 5-6-1 over/under record. They cover the spread 42% of the time.
The Athletics head into this matchup with a 7-7 record, including 4-0 on the road. Starting pitcher Rich Hill has a 1-2 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.69. He has 19 strikeouts over his 13 innings pitched and he has given up 17 hits so far this season. He has allowed 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.21. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.45 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen while being struck out 41 times and walking 6 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 7.95 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.19 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 2.79. The Athletics pitchers have collectively given up 114 base hits and 40 earned runs. They have allowed 9 home runs this season and they allow 0.6 homers per nine innings as a staff. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 39 batters and struck out 103. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.19 and their FIP as a unit is 3.44.
As a team, Oakland is batting .219, good for 26th in the league while putting together a .238 average away from home. The Athletics hold a .342 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .273 which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 7.43 hits per game. Stephen Vogt comes into this game hitting .250 and his on-base percentage is at .298. He has 11 hits this season along with 5 runs scored and 3 runs batted in. He's struck out 10 times and has walked 2 times. Josh Reddick is hitting .217 and he has an on-base percentage of .327. He has totaled 10 hits so far while scoring 4 runs and he's driven in 9. He has walked 8 times and has struck out 9 times. The Athletics have 104 hits, including 14 doubles and 12 home runs. They've stolen 6 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 1 times. Oakland has walked 34 times this season and they've struck out 105 times as a unit. They've left 96 men on base and have a team OPS of .615. They score 2.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 40 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 3-4 home record and a 5-7 overall mark. With an earned run average of 5.91, Luis Severino has a 0-2 record and a 1.78 WHIP. He has 7 strikeouts over the 10.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 18 hits. He has allowed 15.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.24. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 2.29 and they have given up 32 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 56 times and walking 9 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.09 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 107 base knocks and 48 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 11 home runs this year and they give up 0.9 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 26 hitters and struck out 120. They give up a walk 2.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 2.99.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .264 average at home. The Yankees hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325 which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.33 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 .200 and he has an OBP of .385. He has collected 8 hits so far while he's scored 7 runs and drove in 8. He has earned a walk 12 times and has punched out 11 times. The Yankees as a unit have 99 base hits, including 16 doubles and 14 homers. They have 13 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 4 times. New York as a team has walked 47 times this year and they have struck out 81 times. They've had 91 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They score 4.25 runs per game and have totaled 51 runs so far this season.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 3-10-1 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 7-7-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 5-6-1 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 5-7-0 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
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees
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