New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics 9/5/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Severino vs. Mike Fiers
Oakland Coliseum is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, September 5, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Luis Severino for the Yankees and Mike Fiers for the Athletics.
New York opens at -147 while Oakland opens at +137. The Yankees have a 64-67-7 over/under record and a 71-67-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 73-66-0 against the run line and have a 64-66-9 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 64-67-7 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 71-67-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 64-66-9 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 73-66-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
09/03/18 P Sonny Gray Paternity List is out indefinitely
08/22/18 P Aroldis Chapman Knee 10-day DL (08/22)
08/19/18 SS Didi Gregorius Heel 10-day DL (08/20)
07/26/18 RF Aaron Judge Wrist 10-day DL (07/26)
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 Oakland Athletics Injuries
08/29/18 P Brett Anderson Forearm 10-day DL (08/29)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 86-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Luis Severino has a 17-6 record with an earned run average of 3.32 and a WHIP of 1.14 this year. He has 199 strikeouts over his 171 innings pitched and he's given up 153 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.06. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.19 and they have given up 402 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 624 hitters and walked 185 batters. As a team, New York allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 1,112 base hits and 521 earned runs. They have allowed 156 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 423 batters and struck out 1,396. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.68.
As a team New York is hitting .251, good for 12th in the league. The Yankees hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 144 hits this season in 531 at bats with 84 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .514 and an OPS+ of 127. Miguel Andujar is hitting .299 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .333. He has totaled 146 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 488 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .527. The Yankees have 1,181 hits, including 231 doubles and 225 home runs. New York has walked 520 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,209 times as a unit. They have left 946 men on base and have a team OPS of .779. They score 5.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 713 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 83-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.38, Mike Fiers has a 10-6 record and a 1.18 WHIP this season. He has 117 strikeouts over the 146.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 144 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.26 and they have given up 427 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .222 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 518 batters and walked 191 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,138 base knocks and 529 earned runs this season. They have given up 157 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 402 hitters and struck out 1,062 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 4.15.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .261 with an OBP of .325. He has 144 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 551 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .387 with an OPS+ of 98. Jed Lowrie is hitting .276 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 142 hits in 515 at bats while driving in 86 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .470. The Athletics as a unit have 1,200 base hits, including 282 doubles and 191 homers. Oakland has walked 457 times this year and they have struck out on 1,177 occasions. They have had 942 men left on base and have an OPS of .759. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 667 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees -147
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