New York Yankees at Los Angeles Dodgers Expert MLB Picks 8/24/2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: CC Sabathia vs. Tony Gonsolin
Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees (83-46, 1st in AL East) are headed to Dodger Stadium on Saturday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Dodgers (85-44, 1st in NL West). The Yankees open this matchup at +125 while the Dodgers are priced at -135. The over/under is set at 9.5.
The Yankees have been a very good bet for baseball bettors, having gone 83-46-0 SU. The Dodgers are covering 65.9% of the time, going 85-44-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a rough Under pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 72-52-5.
The Yankees are covering 55.2% of the time as the visitor, having gone 32-26-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles is covering 76.1% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 51-16-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a hot and cold Over pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 61-63-5.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/22/2019 Aaron Hicks CF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/22/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
8/22/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
8/22/2019 David Hale RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/21/2019 Stephen Tarpley RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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 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
8/11/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/3/2019 Edwin Encarnacion DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/3/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow 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 Alex Verdugo CF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/21/2019 Dylan Floro RP Chest Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
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 83-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher CC Sabathia has a 5-7 record with an earned run average of 5.01 and a WHIP of 1.40 this season. He has 87 strikeouts over his 93.1 innings pitched and he's given up 98 hits. He's allowed 9.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 471 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 556 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 4.53. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 1,121 base hits and 577 earned runs. They have allowed 210 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 398 batters and struck out 1,175. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.66.
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 .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .384. He has 70 hits this season in 265 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .460 and an OPS+ of 125. Gleyber Torres is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 126 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 438 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .548. The Yankees have 1,205 hits, including 230 doubles and 232 home runs. New York has walked 463 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,118 times as a unit. They have left 841 men on base and have a team OPS of .831. They score 5.86 runs per contest and have scored a total of 756 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 85-44 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.00, Tony Gonsolin has a 1-1 record and a 0.94 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 18 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 345 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .224 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 411 batters and walked 142 opposing hitters. As a team, Los Angeles allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.32. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 968 base knocks and 424 earned runs this season. They have given up 146 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 299 hitters and struck out 1,182 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.10 while their FIP as a staff is 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .477 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Max Muncy comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .375. He has 110 hits this year along with 87 RBI in 426 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .538 with an OPS+ of 138. Cody Bellinger is hitting .316 this season and he has an OBP of .413. He has collected 142 hits in 449 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 179 and a slugging percentage of .666. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,139 base hits, including 240 doubles and 225 homers. Los Angeles has walked 505 times this year and they have struck out on 1,053 occasions. They have had 923 men left on base and have an OPS of .820. They have scored 5.53 runs per game and totaled 714 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-135)
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