New York Yankees at Oakland Athletics MLB Picks & Predictions 8/22/2019
Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Tanner Roark
Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees (83-44, 1st in AL East) head to Oakland Coliseum on Thursday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (72-53, 2nd in AL West). The Athletics open this matchup at +105 while the Yankees are coming in at -115. The O/U is set at 9.5.
The Yankees have been a very good bet for MLB wagerers, having gone 83-44-0 SU. The Athletics are covering 57.6% of the time, going 72-53-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a great Over bet for over/under bettors, having gone 72-51-4.
New York is covering 57.1% of the time on the road, having gone 32-24-0 straight up.
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
Oakland is covering 65.1% of the time at Oakland Coliseum, going 41-22-0 SU.
The Athletics have been a hot and cold Over bet for over/under bettors, having gone 57-67-1.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/20/2019 Luke Voit 1B Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/18/2019 Thairo Estrada 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/18/2019 Jonathan Holder RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
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
8/15/2019 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 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
8/15/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 83-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 9-6 record with an earned run average of 4.56 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 116 strikeouts over his 144 innings pitched and he's given up 144 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 467 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 552 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 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 1,105 base hits and 566 earned runs. They have allowed 207 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 394 batters and struck out 1,162. 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 .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 .385. He has 68 hits this season in 257 at bats with 34 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 126. Gleyber Torres is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 73 men in 430 at bats. His OPS+ is 129 while his slugging percentage is at .530. The Yankees have 1,186 hits, including 226 doubles and 229 home runs. New York has walked 458 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,099 times as a unit. They have left 826 men on base and have a team OPS of .832. They score 5.9 runs per contest and have scored a total of 749 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 72-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.01, Tanner Roark has a 7-8 record and a 1.39 WHIP. He has 124 strikeouts over the 128 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 135 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 397 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 436 batters and walked 175 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,048 base knocks and 509 earned runs this season. They have given up 149 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 387 hitters and struck out 969 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 20th in the league. The Athletics hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Matt Chapman comes into this matchup batting .259 with an OBP of .343. He has 119 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 459 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 131. Marcus Semien is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 139 hits in 509 at bats while driving in 59 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .481. The Athletics as a unit have 1,063 base hits, including 221 doubles and 198 homers. Oakland has walked 427 times this year and they have struck out on 1,019 occasions. They have had 821 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 5.04 runs per game and totaled 635 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees (-115)
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