New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics MLB Picks & Predictions 8/20/2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Domingo German vs. Homer Bailey
Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees (83-43, 1st in AL East) travel to Oakland Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (71-53, 2nd in AL West). The line on this game has the Yankees priced at -137 and the Athletics are at +127. The over/under has been set at 10.
The Yankees have been an excellent play for baseball wagerers, having gone 83-43-0 SU. The Athletics are covering 57.3% of the time, going 71-53-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a terrible Under choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 72-50-4.
The Yankees are covering 58.2% of the time as the visitor, having gone 32-23-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland is covering 64.5% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 40-22-0 SU.
The Athletics have been an inconsistent Over choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 57-66-1.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
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 David Hale RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 22
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
8/14/2019 Luke Voit 1B Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/12/2019 Aaron Hicks CF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/12/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/11/2019 Stephen Tarpley RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
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
7/25/2019 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 Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/18/2019 Brett Anderson SP Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/17/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/17/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/15/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
7/16/2019 Marco Estrada SP Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 83-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Domingo German has a 16-2 record with an earned run average of 3.96 and a WHIP of 1.10 this season. He has 124 strikeouts over his 116 innings pitched and he's given up 102 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.63. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 466 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 550 hitters and walked 205 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.5. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 1,096 base hits and 561 earned runs. They have allowed 205 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 390 batters and struck out 1,153. 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 4.66.
As a team New York is hitting .272, good for 3rd in the league. The Yankees hold a .488 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Gleyber Torres is hitting .282 with an on-base percentage of .347. He has 120 hits this season in 426 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .533 and an OPS+ of 130. Aaron Judge is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .387. He has totaled 67 hits and he has driven in 33 men in 253 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .455. The Yankees have 1,175 hits, including 225 doubles and 227 home runs. New York has walked 458 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,086 times as a unit. They have left 818 men on base and have a team OPS of .833. They score 5.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 747 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 71-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.22, Homer Bailey has a 10-8 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 108 strikeouts over the 122.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 124 hits. He's allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 393 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 431 batters and walked 175 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,037 base knocks and 507 earned runs this season. They have given up 147 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 387 hitters and struck out 956 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.38.
As a team, they are batting .246, good for 21st in the league. The Athletics hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .271 with an OBP of .357. He has 137 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 506 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .476 with an OPS+ of 123. Matt Chapman is hitting .262 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 119 hits in 455 at bats while driving in 70 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .534. The Athletics as a unit have 1,054 base hits, including 218 doubles and 196 homers. Oakland has walked 423 times this year and they have struck out on 1,010 occasions. They have had 817 men left on base and have an OPS of .763. They have scored 5.03 runs per game and totaled 629 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees
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