New York Yankees at Arizona Diamondbacks Expert MLB Picks 5/1/2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Merrill Kelly
The New York Yankees visit Chase Field on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to play the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable starters are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Merrill Kelly for the Diamondbacks.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at -121 and Arizona at +111. The Yankees have a 16-12-0 over/under record and a 15-13-0 run line mark. The Diamondbacks are 19-10-0 against the run line and have a 15-12-2 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 16-12-0 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 15-13-0 against the run line
Important Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 15-12-2 against the over/under
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 19-10-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
04/30/19 2B DJ LeMahieu Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Arizona Diamondbacks
04/24/19 LF Clint Frazier Ankle 10-day IL (04/23)
04/21/19 RF Aaron Judge Side 10-day IL (04/20)
04/17/19 1B Greg Bird Foot 10-day IL (04/14)
04/17/19 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
04/03/19 3B Miguel Andujar Shoulder is out indefinitely
04/03/19 SS Troy Tulowitzki Calf 10-day IL (04/03)
04/01/19 DH Giancarlo Stanton Biceps 10-day IL (04/01)
03/30/19 P Ben Heller Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 CF Aaron Hicks Back 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Dellin Betances Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 SS Didi Gregorius Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow 60-day IL (03/23)
03/25/19 P Luis Severino Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
04/08/19 C Alex Avila Quad 10-day IL (04/08)
04/05/19 3B Jake Lamb Quad 10-day IL (04/04)
03/28/19 P T.J. McFarland Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 RF Steven Souza Jr. ACL 10-day IL (03/26); is out for season
03/25/19 P Silvino Bracho Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Taijuan Walker Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 17-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.29 this season. He has 30 strikeouts over his 35 innings pitched and he's given up 34 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .228 against the bullpen and they've struck out 117 hitters and walked 51 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.9. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 215 base hits and 109 earned runs. They have allowed 34 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 98 batters and struck out 270. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.95.
As a team New York is hitting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .454 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Luke Voit is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .397. He has 30 hits this season in 106 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .538 and an OPS+ of 145. Gleyber Torres is hitting .264 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .297. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 110 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .455. The Yankees have 249 hits, including 43 doubles and 46 home runs. New York has walked 114 times so far this season and they have struck out 250 times as a unit. They have left 199 men on base and have a team OPS of .799. They score 5.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 155 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Arizona has a 16-13 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.94, Merrill Kelly has a 2-2 record and a 1.38 WHIP. He has 27 strikeouts over the 29.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 29 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 100 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the Diamondbacks bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 104 batters and walked 44 opposing hitters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 246 base knocks and 129 earned runs this season. They have given up 43 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Arizona as a staff has walked 105 hitters and struck out 268 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 4.59.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .465 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.6 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .294 with an OBP of .364. He has 32 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 109 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 123. David Peralta is hitting .325 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 39 hits in 120 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .550. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 279 base hits, including 72 doubles and 41 homers. Arizona has walked 89 times this year and they have struck out on 260 occasions. They have had 203 men left on base and have an OPS of .795. They have scored 5.34 runs per game and totaled 155 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Diamondbacks MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +111
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