New York Yankees at Los Angeles Dodgers Expert MLB Picks 8/25/2019
Sunday, August 25, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Domingo German vs. Clayton Kershaw
Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees (84-46, 1st in AL East) travel to Dodger Stadium on Sunday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Dodgers (85-45, 1st in NL West). The Dodgers open this game at -160 while the Yankees are coming in at +150. The O/U opens at 9.
The Yankees have been bad for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 84-46-0 SU. Los Angeles is covering 65.4% of the time, going 85-45-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been an excellent Over choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 73-52-5.
The Yankees are covering 55.9% of the time as the away team, having gone 33-26-0 straight up.
Important Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Trends
Los Angeles is covering 75.0% of the time at Dodger Stadium, going 51-17-0 SU.
The Dodgers have been a dicey Over choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 62-63-5.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/22/2019 David Hale RP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/22/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
8/22/2019 Aaron Hicks CF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/22/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
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 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/15/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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
8/23/2019 Tyler White 1B Upper Body Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/23/2019 Scott Alexander RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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
8/4/2019 David Freese 1B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/14/2019 Rich Hill SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 84-46 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Domingo German has a 16-3 record with an earned run average of 4.15 and a WHIP of 1.14 this season. He has 131 strikeouts over his 121.1 innings pitched and he's given up 110 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 560 hitters and walked 208 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 1,127 base hits and 579 earned runs. They have allowed 210 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 399 batters and struck out 1,190. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.64.
As a team New York is hitting .273, good for 3rd in the league. The Yankees hold a .490 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.4 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 73 hits this season in 270 at bats with 36 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .474 and an OPS+ of 129. Gleyber Torres is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 127 hits and he has driven in 76 men in 443 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .551. The Yankees have 1,221 hits, including 234 doubles and 237 home runs. New York has walked 464 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,129 times as a unit. They have left 848 men on base and have a team OPS of .835. They score 5.89 runs per contest and have scored a total of 766 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Los Angeles has a 85-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.71, Clayton Kershaw has a 13-2 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 147 strikeouts over the 143 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 115 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.47. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 352 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Dodgers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 415 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 3.37. The Dodgers pitchers as a team have surrendered 984 base knocks and 434 earned runs this season. They have given up 151 home runs this year, which ranks 29th in Major League Baseball. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 300 hitters and struck out 1,193 batters. They give up a walk 2.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.11 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .260, good for 9th in the league. The Dodgers hold a .476 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Max Muncy comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .374. He has 111 hits this year along with 87 RBI in 430 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .535 with an OPS+ of 137. Cody Bellinger is hitting .314 this season and he has an OBP of .411. He has collected 142 hits in 452 at bats while driving in 100 runs. He has an OPS+ of 177 and a slugging percentage of .662. The Dodgers as a unit have 1,145 base hits, including 243 doubles and 225 homers. Los Angeles has walked 506 times this year and they have struck out on 1,068 occasions. They have had 928 men left on base and have an OPS of .818. They have scored 5.51 runs per game and totaled 716 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Dodgers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Dodgers (-160)
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