New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-152) Los Angeles (+120)
Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels (64-67, 4th in AL West) host the New York Yankees (76-53, 2nd in AL East) at Angel Stadium on Monday. The Angels open this game at +120 while the Yankees are priced at -152. The total opens at 8.5. The starting pitchers are Corey Kluber and Shohei Ohtani.
The Yankees have recorded 178 doubles as a unit and have smacked 167 balls out of the park. New York is slugging .403 and have been called out on strikes 1,188 times, while drawing a walk on 518 occasions. As a team, the New York Yankees are notching 4.4 runs per contest, which puts them at 19th in baseball. They have earned 526 runs batted in and 1,009 base knocks this season, while their average at the plate comes in at .238. They have earned 564 runs while holding a team OBP of .326.
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Yankees pitchers have conceded 146 long balls in addition to 510 runs in total (5th in MLB). They have walked 384 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 3.81 as a unit so far this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.18 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.17. The Yankees hold a team ERA of 3.60 this season (5th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,222 batters.
The Yankees have dispatched 397 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 162 runners this season and 27.8% of those runners crossed home plate. They have earned 41 saves on the season and have missed out on 20 of 61 save chances. The Yankees bullpen have recorded a save rate of 67.2% and has entered the game in 136 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 70 holds so far this season (8th in the league). Yankees relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 122 times in addition to having 171 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Yankees have amassed 3,423 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,075 assists and 76 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which puts them in 21st in baseball, and have accumulated 828 double plays. The Yankees have converted 70.7% of balls in play into outs out of 10,269 innings, which has them sitting at 5th in MLB.
Kluber has taken the ball for 1,396 innings and has accumulated 1,517 punch outs during his MLB career. Kluber (102-61 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.02 and he has gone up against 5,621 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.15 (489 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.090. He has given up 1,206 base knocks (7.8 hits per 9 innings) with 316 free passes.
Los Angeles has 159 home runs so far this year to go along with 567 runs batted in. They have tallied 228 doubles, while walking 361 times and scoring 596 runs. The Los Angeles Angels have a team OBP of .312 as well as a team batting average of .249 so far this season. The Angels hold a team slugging % of .416 and they are scoring 4.55 runs per game (14th in baseball). They have struck out on 1,133 instances (15th in MLB) and have a total of 1,102 base hits.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.382 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.28 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.51 (1,206 strikeouts against 481 bases on balls). They rank 24th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,102. They have relinquished 159 home runs and they yield 5.19 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Los Angeles pitching staff have surrendered 660 runs over the course of the season while having an ERA of 4.76 (606 earned runs given up).
With 110 save situations, the Angels have recorded 57 holds in addition to 19 blown saves. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 51 save chances and they have come away with 32 saves. Their relievers have come in 137 times in high leverage situations in addition to 190 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 37.6% out of their 287 inherited runners. They rank 12th in baseball holding a save percentage of 62.7%, and they have dispatched 442 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this season.
In 10,311 innings on the diamond, the Angels have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (28th in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 95 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in the majors). The Angels have recorded 1,119 assists, 79 errors and have earned a total of 3,437 putouts on the campaign.
So far in his career, Ohtani has given up 113 base hits while he has accumulated 193 punch outs in 158 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 61 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.149 and a FIP of 3.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.80 and he has gone up against 652 hitters so far in his career. Ohtani (12-4 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.47 earned run average while allowing 6.4 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-152)
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