New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics MLB Picks & Predictions 8/21/2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Mike Fiers
Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees (83-43, 1st in AL East) are headed to Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday where they'll meet the Oakland Athletics (71-53, 2nd in AL West). The Athletics open this matchup at -115 while the Yankees are coming in at +105. The total has been set at 9.5.
The Yankees have been great for MLB wagerers, having gone 83-43-0 SU. The Athletics cover 57.3% of the time, going 71-53-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a rough Under choice for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 72-50-4.
New York covers 58.2% of the time as the visitor, having gone 32-23-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland covers 64.5% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 40-22-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Over choice for O/U baseball 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 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
8/15/2019 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 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
8/11/2019 Stephen Tarpley RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
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 Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/18/2019 Brett Anderson SP Hand Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/17/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/17/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Ankle Probable for Aug 20
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 J.A. Happ has a 10-7 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.37 this season. He has 101 strikeouts over his 125 innings pitched and he's given up 136 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.55. 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. Aaron Judge is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .387. He has 67 hits this season in 253 at bats with 33 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .455 and an OPS+ of 124. Gleyber Torres is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 73 men in 426 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .533. 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 3.46, Mike Fiers has a 11-3 record and a 1.11 WHIP. He has 102 strikeouts over the 153.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 127 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.77. 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 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .262 with an OBP of .346. He has 119 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 455 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 133. Marcus Semien is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .357. He has collected 137 hits in 506 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .476. 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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