New York Yankees at Miami Marlins 8/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Pablo Lopez
Marlins Park is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, August 21, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Pablo Lopez for the Marlins.
New York opens at -240 while Miami opens at +220. The Yankees have a 57-60-7 over/under record and a 66-58-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 62-64-0 against the run line and have a 64-57-5 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 57-60-7 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 66-58-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 64-57-5 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 62-64-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
08/19/18 SS Didi Gregorius Heel 10-day DL (08/19)
08/13/18 P CC Sabathia Knee 10-day DL (08/13)
07/26/18 RF Aaron Judge Wrist 10-day DL (07/26)
07/24/18 C Gary Sanchez Groin 10-day DL (07/24)
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)
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
08/20/18 SS Miguel Rojas Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs New York Yankees
08/13/18 3B Martin Prado Quad 10-day DL (08/14)
08/10/18 P Kyle Barraclough Back 10-day DL (08/10)
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 10-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
07/04/18 P Sandy Alcantara Infection 10-day DL (06/30)
07/04/18 CF Lewis Brinson Hip 10-day DL (07/04)
06/16/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 60-day DL (04/17)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 78-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 9-4 record with an earned run average of 4.03 and a WHIP of 1.12 this year. He has 117 strikeouts over his 114 innings pitched and he's given up 99 hits. He's allowed 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.16 and they have given up 353 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the bullpen and they've struck out 563 hitters and walked 166 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 972 base hits and 461 earned runs. They have allowed 140 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 388 batters and struck out 1,246. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
As a team New York is hitting .253, good for 10th in the league. The Yankees hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .353. He has 137 hits this season in 481 at bats with 80 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .543 and an OPS+ of 137. Miguel Andujar is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 129 hits and he has driven in 65 men in 432 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .530. The Yankees have 1,073 hits, including 220 doubles and 202 home runs. New York has walked 464 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,087 times as a unit. They have left 857 men on base and have a team OPS of .786. They score 5.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 647 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 50-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.79, Pablo Lopez has a 2-3 record and a 1.17 WHIP this season. He has 38 strikeouts over the 47 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 43 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.20 and they have given up 492 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 434 batters and walked 224 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.84. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,103 base knocks and 609 earned runs this season. They have given up 151 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 474 hitters and struck out 984 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.56.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 23rd in the league. The Marlins hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Starlin Castro comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .335. He has 139 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 484 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 109. Brian Anderson is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 133 hits in 485 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .396. The Marlins as a unit have 1,046 base hits, including 176 doubles and 103 homers. Miami has walked 358 times this year and they have struck out on 1,064 occasions. They have had 890 men left on base and have an OPS of .669. They have scored 3.75 runs per game and totaled 473 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees -240
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