New York Yankees at Los Angeles Dodgers Expert MLB Picks 8/23/2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: James Paxton vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu
Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees (83-45, 1st in AL East) are headed to Dodger Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (84-44, 1st in NL West). The Yankees open this game at +133 while the Dodgers are priced at -143. The total opens at 8.5.
The Yankees have been very good for baseball wagerers, having gone 83-44-0 SU. The Dodgers cover 65.3% of the time, going 83-44-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a rough Under option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 72-51-4.
The Yankees cover 57.1% of the time as the road team, having gone 32-24-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
The Dodgers cover 75.4% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 49-16-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a less than ideal Over option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 61-61-5.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/21/2019 Stephen Tarpley RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/21/2019 Brett Gardner CF Toe Probable for Aug 22
8/20/2019 Luke Voit 1B Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/18/2019 Jonathan Holder RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/18/2019 Thairo Estrada 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/15/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/15/2019 David Hale RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
8/15/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/14/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/12/2019 Aaron Hicks CF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/11/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/3/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/3/2019 Edwin Encarnacion DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/25/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/22/2019 Ben Heller RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
Key Los Angeles Dodgers Injuries
8/21/2019 Dylan Floro RP Chest Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/21/2019 Alex Verdugo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2019 Kristopher Negron CF Neck Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/18/2019 Ross Stripling RP Biceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/13/2019 Tyler White 1B Upper Body Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/4/2019 David Freese 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/2/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
7/14/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 83-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher James Paxton has a 9-6 record with an earned run average of 4.53 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 141 strikeouts over his 113.1 innings pitched and he's given up 118 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 469 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 555 hitters and walked 207 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.52. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 1,111 base hits and 572 earned runs. They have allowed 210 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 396 batters and struck out 1,169. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.68.
As a team New York is hitting .272, good for 3rd in the league. The Yankees hold a .487 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Gleyber Torres is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 122 hits this season in 434 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .528 and an OPS+ of 128. Aaron Judge is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .379. He has totaled 68 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 262 at bats. His OPS+ is 122 while his slugging percentage is at .454. The Yankees have 1,197 hits, including 228 doubles and 230 home runs. New York has walked 462 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,108 times as a unit. They have left 836 men on base and have a team OPS of .832. They score 5.88 runs per contest and have scored a total of 753 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 84-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.64, Hyun-Jin Ryu has a 12-3 record and a 0.94 WHIP. He has 126 strikeouts over the 148.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 122 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 344 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 405 batters and walked 142 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.33. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 963 base knocks and 422 earned runs this season. They have given up 145 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 298 hitters and struck out 1,167 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.73.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .479 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Cody Bellinger comes into this matchup batting .317 with an OBP of .414. He has 141 hits this year along with 100 RBI in 445 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .667 with an OPS+ of 179. Max Muncy is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 110 hits in 423 at bats while driving in 87 runs. He has an OPS+ of 139 and a slugging percentage of .541. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,135 base hits, including 238 doubles and 225 homers. Los Angeles has walked 502 times this year and they have struck out on 1,047 occasions. They have had 918 men left on base and have an OPS of .823. They have scored 5.55 runs per game and totaled 711 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-143)
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