New York Yankees vs Houston Astros Prediction, 7/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Houston Astros
Date: Sunday, July 11, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Jameson Taillon and the New York Yankees (44-42, 4th in AL East) go to Minute Maid Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Houston Astros (54-34, 1st in AL West).
As a unit, the New York Yankees are scoring 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 21st in MLB. They have 358 runs scored while having a team OBP of .322. The Yankees have recorded 106 doubles as a team and have hit 111 baseballs out of the stadium. They have amassed 330 RBI's as well as 666 hits on the year, while their team batting average is sitting at .236. New York has a slugging % of .395 and have been rung up 783 times, while being walked on 341 occasions.
The Yankees are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.83 over the course of the season (10th in the league), and their staff has rung up 817 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.31 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.19. Yankees pitchers have surrendered 101 home runs and 361 total runs (11th in the league). They have walked 247 opposing players and their FIP is 3.85 as a squad so far this season.
The Yankees have dispatched 253 relievers to the hill on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 99 runners this season with 26.3% of them earned a run for their team. They have earned 21 saves this year and have blown 9 of 30 save opportunities. The Yankees relief pitchers have a save rate of 70.0% and has entered the game in 67 save situations. The relievers have a total of 35 holds for the season (25th in baseball). Yankees bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 75 times in addition to having 105 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Yankees have amassed 2,279 putouts thus far, in addition to 726 assists and 51 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which is 17th in baseball, and they have twisted 567 double plays. The Yankees have converted 70.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 6,837 innings, which has them sitting at 11th in professional baseball.
Taillon (33-28 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.68 while he has faced 2,277 batters in the major leagues. He has given up 542 base knocks (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 139 free passes. His earned run average is 3.86 (233 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.255. Taillon has taken the hill for 542 innings and has accounted for 501 punch outs during his pro baseball career.
The Astros have a team SLG% of .442 and they are earning 5.55 runs per game (1st in MLB). They have hit 164 doubles, while getting a free base 332 times and earning 488 runs. Houston has accumulated 113 home runs for the season to go along with 467 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 648 occasions (30th in baseball) and have earned a total of 822 base knocks. The Houston Astros have an on-base percentage of .347 as well as a batting average of .272 for the year.
The Astros hold a team WHIP of 1.181 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.04 as a team this year. They sit at 7th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 645. The Houston pitching staff have surrendered 348 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.60 (314 earned runs surrendered). Their K/BB ratio is 2.80 (791 strikeouts against 283 bases on balls). They have allowed 101 dingers and they relinquish 3.98 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball).
Houston has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 35 save opportunities and they have converted 21 saves. They are ranked 19th in the league with a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 262 bullpen pitchers onto the field this year. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 89 times in high leverage situations and also on 74 occasions with runners on. Houston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 42.3% out of their 111 inherited base runners. Sitting with 75 save situations, the Astros have compiled 39 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
The Houston Astros have turned 66 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (1st in baseball). The Astros have recorded 735 assists, 36 errors and have 2,358 putouts for the year. In their 7,074 innings on the field, the Astros have earned a defensive efficiency of 72.3% (2nd in baseball).
Valdez (18-12 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.90 ERA and has allowed 8.0 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.25 and he has faced 979 batters thus far in his career. He has allowed a total of 99 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.321 and having a FIP of 3.9. During his pro baseball career, Valdez has given up 202 base hits while he has totaled 225 punch outs in 228 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York
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