Athletics at Yankees AL Wildcard Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Liam Hendriks vs. Luis Severino
The Oakland Athletics head to Yankee Stadium on Wednesday to take on the New York Yankees in the AL Wildcard game. The expected starting pitchers are Liam Hendriks for the Athletics and Luis Severino for the Yankees.
The odds for this matchup have Oakland at +120 and New York at -148. The Athletics have a 79-73-10 over/under mark and a 86-76-0 run line record. The Yankees are 83-79-0 against the run line and have a 79-76-7 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 79-73-10 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 86-76-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 79-76-7 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 83-79-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
08/26/18 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 10-day DL (08/26)
08/06/18 LF Jake Smolinski Blood Clot 60-day DL (08/05)
07/25/18 P Kendall Graveman Elbow is out for season
07/14/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 60-day DL (05/18)
07/08/18 P Paul Blackburn Elbow 60-day DL (07/07)
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 60-day DL (06/04)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
09/30/18 P Luis Cessa Ankle left last game, is questionable
09/19/18 LF Clint Frazier Concussion 60-day DL (09/19)
07/07/18 P Jonathan Loaisiga Shoulder 10-day DL (07/07)
06/10/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow is out for season
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 97-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Liam Hendriks has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.13 and a WHIP of 1.46 this year. He has 22 strikeouts over his 24 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.37 and they have given up 524 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen and they've struck out 627 hitters and walked 234 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,303 base hits and 621 earned runs. They have allowed 184 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 474 batters and struck out 1,237. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.21 and their FIP as a unit is 4.19.
As a team Oakland is hitting .252, good for 12th in the league. The Athletics hold a .439 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 159 hits this season in 596 at bats with 99 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .448 and an OPS+ of 120. Marcus Semien is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .318. He has totaled 161 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 632 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .388. The Athletics have 1,407 hits, including 322 doubles and 227 home runs. Oakland has walked 550 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,381 times as a unit. They have left 1,085 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 5.02 runs per contest and have scored a total of 813 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 100-62 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.39, Luis Severino has a 19-8 record and a 1.15 WHIP this season. He has 220 strikeouts over the 191.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 173 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 493 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .219 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 753 batters and walked 227 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,311 base knocks and 611 earned runs this season. They have given up 177 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 494 hitters and struck out 1,634 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 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 3.64.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 16th in the league. The Yankees hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Miguel Andujar comes into this matchup batting .297 with an OBP of .328. He has 170 hits this year along with 92 RBI in 573 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .527 with an OPS+ of 126. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .266 this season and he has an OBP of .343. He has collected 164 hits in 617 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .509. The Yankees as a unit have 1,374 base hits, including 269 doubles and 267 homers. New York has walked 625 times this year and they have struck out on 1,421 occasions. They have had 1,100 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 5.25 runs per game and totaled 851 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics +120
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