New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 8/25/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-125) Braves (+115)
Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves (16-12, 1st in NL East) host the New York Yankees (16-9, 2nd in AL East) at Truist Park on Tuesday. The Yankees open this matchup at -125 while the Braves are coming in at +115. The O/U has been set at 9. The expected starting pitchers will be Gerrit Cole and Ian Anderson.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/23/2020 James Paxton SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/23/2020 Aaron Judge RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/23/2020 DJ LeMahieu 2B Thumb Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
8/22/2020 Gleyber Torres SS Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/21/2020 Luis Avilan RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/20/2020 Zack Britton RP Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/20/2020 Kyle Higashioka C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/17/2020 Giancarlo Stanton DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/6/2020 Tommy Kahnle RP Elbow Out for the season
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/23/2020 Nick Markakis RF Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/22/2020 Ozzie Albies 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/21/2020 Ronald Acuna RF Wrist Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/4/2020 Mike Soroka SP Achilles Out for the season
7/23/2020 Cole Hamels SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/21/2020 Jacob Webb RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
7/21/2020 Phil Pfeifer RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
6/26/2020 Jeremy Walker RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 16-9 overall record this season. Cole (98-52 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.13 and he has gone up against 4,982 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.20 (438 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.122. He has surrendered 1,060 base knocks (7.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 321 free passes. Cole has taken the mound for 1,231 innings and is sitting with 1,380 K's during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.86 and they have given up 78 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the bullpen and they've struck out 102 hitters and walked 40 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.27. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 179 base hits and 99 earned runs. They have allowed 32 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 76 batters and struck out 215. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.29.
As a team New York is hitting .255, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .475 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .344, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 17th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Brett Gardner is hitting .164 with an on-base percentage of .288. He has 9 hits this season in 55 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .364 and an OPS+ of 80. Aaron Hicks is hitting .209 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 14 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 67 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .418. The Yankees have 202 hits, including 36 doubles and 45 home runs. New York has walked 94 times so far this season and they have struck out 207 times as a unit. They have left 164 men on base and have a team OPS of .819. They score 5.4 runs per contest and have scored a total of 135 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 16-12 overall mark this year. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 130 batters and walked 47 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 4.33. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 220 base knocks and 116 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 108 hitters and struck out 233 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 6th in the league. The Braves hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .427. He has 29 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 96 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .542 with an OPS+ of 156. Dansby Swanson is hitting .319 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 36 hits in 113 at bats while driving in 16 runs. He has an OPS+ of 120 and a slugging percentage of .487. The Braves as a unit have 247 base hits, including 64 doubles and 38 homers. Atlanta has walked 91 times this year and they have struck out on 280 occasions. They have had 189 men left on base and have an OPS of .776. They have scored 5.18 runs per game and totaled 145 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees (-125)
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