Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees MLB Point Spread Picks 8/30/2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. CC Sabathia
Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics (76-56, 2nd in AL West) go to Yankee Stadium on Friday where they'll meet the New York Yankees (88-47, 1st in AL East). The Yankees open this matchup at -146 while the Athletics are coming in at +136. The O/U opens at 11.
The Athletics have been lousy for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 76-56-0 SU. New York is covering 65.2% of the time, going 88-47-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a dicey Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 60-70-2.
Oakland is covering 52.4% of the time away from home, having gone 33-30-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York is covering 71.0% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 49-20-0 SU.
The Yankees have been a great Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 74-56-5.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/28/2019 Matt Chapman 3B Head Probable for Aug 29
8/26/2019 Stephen Piscotty RF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/22/2019 Sean Manaea SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 3
8/17/2019 Ramon Laureano CF Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
5/15/2019 Daniel Gossett RP Elbow Out for the season
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/28/2019 Didi Gregorius SS Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/28/2019 Jonathan Holder RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/28/2019 Gio Urshela 3B Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/27/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/26/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/25/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/24/2019 Edwin Encarnacion DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/22/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
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 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 Thairo Estrada 2B Hamstring 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 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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 76-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson has a 10-9 record with an earned run average of 4.08 and a WHIP of 1.30 this season. He has 76 strikeouts over his 150 innings pitched and he's given up 152 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 422 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 460 hitters and walked 182 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.4 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 4.04. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,108 base hits and 535 earned runs. They have allowed 156 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 401 batters and struck out 1,018. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team Oakland is hitting .249, good for 19th in the league. The Athletics hold a .446 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 145 hits this season in 531 at bats with 69 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .490 and an OPS+ of 126. Matt Chapman is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 124 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 478 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .529. The Athletics have 1,123 hits, including 234 doubles and 208 home runs. Oakland has walked 451 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,064 times as a unit. They have left 860 men on base and have a team OPS of .770. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 676 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 88-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.99, CC Sabathia has a 5-8 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 94 strikeouts over the 97.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 103 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.86. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.98 and they have given up 478 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 584 batters and walked 213 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,146 base knocks and 586 earned runs this season. They have given up 214 home runs this year, which ranks 3rd in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 409 hitters and struck out 1,236 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.58.Related: Jay Kornegay - Westgate Superbook Football Super Contest - Over 28 Million in Winnings Paid
As a team, they are batting .272, good for 3rd in the league. The Yankees hold a .490 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Gleyber Torres comes into this matchup batting .287 with an OBP of .351. He has 130 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 453 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .552 with an OPS+ of 136. Aaron Judge is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .382. He has collected 76 hits in 282 at bats while driving in 38 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .486. The Yankees as a unit have 1,254 base hits, including 239 doubles and 246 homers. New York has walked 475 times this year and they have struck out on 1,164 occasions. They have had 875 men left on base and have an OPS of .833. They have scored 5.85 runs per game and totaled 784 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics (+136)
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