Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees MLB Point Spread Picks 8/31/2019
Saturday, August 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Homer Bailey vs. Domingo German
Yankee Stadium is the site where Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees (88-47, 1st in AL East) will play the Oakland Athletics (77-56, 2nd in AL West) on Saturday. The Athletics open this game at +168 while the Yankees are coming in at -178. The O/U is set at 11.
The Athletics have been excellent for MLB wagerers, having gone 77-56-0 SU. The Yankees cover 65.2% of the time, going 88-47-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a less than ideal Under option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 61-70-2.
The Athletics cover 53.1% of the time as the road team, having gone 34-30-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York covers 71.0% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 49-20-0 SU.
The Yankees have been a very good Over option for over/under baseball bettors, having gone 74-56-5.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
8/29/2019 Matt Chapman 3B Head Probable for Aug 30
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 Probable for Aug 30
8/28/2019 Gio Urshela 3B Groin Probable for Aug 30
8/28/2019 Jonathan Holder RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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 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
8/22/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
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 77-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Homer Bailey has a 12-8 record with an earned run average of 5.04 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 119 strikeouts over his 134 innings pitched and he's given up 139 hits. He's allowed 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 427 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 468 hitters and walked 184 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 4.07. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,128 base hits and 547 earned runs. They have allowed 159 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 406 batters and struck out 1,032. 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 4.36.
As a team Oakland is hitting .250, good for 17th in the league. The Athletics hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Matt Chapman is hitting .259 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 125 hits this season in 483 at bats with 74 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .528 and an OPS+ of 131. Marcus Semien is hitting .277 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 151 hits and he has driven in 72 men in 545 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .494. The Athletics have 1,145 hits, including 239 doubles and 211 home runs. Oakland has walked 455 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,079 times as a unit. They have left 876 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 5.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 689 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 88-47 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.03, Domingo German has a 17-3 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 136 strikeouts over the 127.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 115 hits. He's allowing 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.74. 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 8.6 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 4.42. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,149 base knocks and 589 earned runs this season. They have given up 215 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 416 hitters and struck out 1,244 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 4.59.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 .492 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Aaron Judge comes into this matchup batting .277 with an OBP of .386. He has 81 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 292 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .514 with an OPS+ of 137. Gleyber Torres is hitting .287 this season and he has an OBP of .350. He has collected 133 hits in 463 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 134 and a slugging percentage of .546. The Yankees as a unit have 1,265 base hits, including 242 doubles and 250 homers. New York has walked 478 times this year and they have struck out on 1,175 occasions. They have had 881 men left on base and have an OPS of .835. They have scored 5.86 runs per game and totaled 791 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics (+168)
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