Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees MLB Point Spread Picks 9/1/2019
Sunday, September 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Fiers vs. J.A. Happ
Marcus Semien and the Oakland Athletics (78-56, 2nd in AL West) are headed to Yankee Stadium on Sunday where they'll take on the New York Yankees (88-48, 1st in AL East). The moneyline on this game has the Athletics coming in at +116 and the Yankees are at -139. The total is set at 11.
The Athletics have been a strong option for MLB bettors, having gone 78-56-0 SU. The Yankees cover 64.7% of the time, going 88-48-0 straight up.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Athletics have been a solid Over option for over/under bettors, having gone 61-71-2.
Oakland is covering 53.8% of the time as the away team, having gone 35-30-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
New York is covering 70.0% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 49-21-0 SU.
The Yankees have been an awful Under option for over/under bettors, having gone 74-57-5.
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
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
8/30/2019 Gio Urshela 3B Groin Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/30/2019 Stephen Tarpley RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 6
8/30/2019 CC Sabathia SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
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
8/18/2019 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 78-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Fiers has a 13-3 record with an earned run average of 3.40 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 111 strikeouts over his 164 innings pitched and he's given up 141 hits. He's allowed 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.10 and they have given up 427 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 472 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 4.06. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 1,134 base hits and 549 earned runs. They have allowed 159 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 408 batters and struck out 1,037. 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 .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .359. He has 152 hits this season in 550 at bats with 73 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .496 and an OPS+ of 128. Matt Chapman is hitting .259 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .344. He has totaled 126 hits and he has driven in 74 men in 487 at bats. His OPS+ is 130 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The Athletics have 1,157 hits, including 242 doubles and 213 home runs. Oakland has walked 458 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,087 times as a unit. They have left 884 men on base and have a team OPS of .773. They score 5.16 runs per contest and have scored a total of 697 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 88-48 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.57, J.A. Happ has a 11-8 record and a 1.36 WHIP. He has 112 strikeouts over the 134 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 142 hits. He's allowing 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 489 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 590 batters and walked 214 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 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.45. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,161 base knocks and 597 earned runs this season. They have given up 217 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 419 hitters and struck out 1,252 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 4.61.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 .489 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Gleyber Torres comes into this matchup batting .285 with an OBP of .349. He has 133 hits this year along with 77 RBI in 466 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .543 with an OPS+ of 133. Aaron Judge is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .387. He has collected 83 hits in 296 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 138 and a slugging percentage of .514. The Yankees as a unit have 1,271 base hits, including 242 doubles and 250 homers. New York has walked 480 times this year and they have struck out on 1,180 occasions. They have had 887 men left on base and have an OPS of .832. They have scored 5.83 runs per game and totaled 793 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics (+116)
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