New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 8/26/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-111) Braves (+101)
Aaron Hicks and the New York Yankees (16-9, 1st in AL East) head to Truist Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Atlanta Braves (16-12, 1st in NL East). The Braves open this contest at +101 while the Yankees are priced at -111. The total is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Masahiro Tanaka and Max Fried.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/23/2020 James Paxton SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
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
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/22/2020 Ozzie Albies 2B Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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. Tanaka (75-44 career mark) has a FIP of 3.93 while he has faced 4,169 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.76 (427 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.131. He has surrendered 953 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 203 walks. Tanaka has thrown 1,022 frames and has earned 960 K's so far in his pro baseball 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 24th 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 16th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Aaron Hicks is hitting .209 with an on-base percentage of .369. He has 14 hits this season in 67 at bats with 7 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .418 and an OPS+ of 119. Brett Gardner is hitting .164 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .288. He has totaled 9 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 55 at bats. His OPS+ is 80 while his slugging percentage is at .364. 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. During his MLB career, Fried has given up 252 hits and he has 272 K's in 259 frames. He has allowed a total of 101 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.320 and a FIP of 3.6. He has a SO/W ratio of 3.02 and he has gone up against 1,096 hitters during his pro baseball career. Fried (23-11 career record) is the owner of a 3.51 ERA and has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings. 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 25th 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 4.48.
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 10th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Dansby Swanson comes into this matchup batting .319 with an OBP of .353. He has 36 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 113 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .487 with an OPS+ of 119. Freddie Freeman is hitting .302 this season and he has an OBP of .427. He has collected 29 hits in 96 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 155 and a slugging percentage of .542. 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 (-111)
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