New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-125) Los Angeles (+100)
Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels (64-67, 4th in AL West) host the New York Yankees (76-54, 2nd in AL East) at Angel Stadium on Tuesday. The Yankees open this game at -125 while the Angels are coming in at +100. The O/U opens at 7.5. The starting pitchers are Jameson Taillon and Shohei Ohtani.
The Yankees have hit 178 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 167 balls out of the park. New York has a slugging rate of .401 and have struck out 1,195 times, while being walked on 522 occasions. As a unit, the New York Yankees are knocking in 4.4 runs per game, which has them at 19th in MLB. They have accrued 526 RBI's and 1,014 base knocks for the year, while their batting average sits at .237. They have earned 565 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .326.
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Yankees pitchers have allowed 147 home runs and 513 runs in total (4th in the league). They have walked 385 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.81 as a team on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.18 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.17. The Yankees have an ERA of 3.60 for the season (4th in MLB), and they have struck out 1,226 batters.
Yankees pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 122 times as well as having 173 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 70 holds this season (9th in the league). The Yankees relievers have a save rate of 67.2% and has entered the game in 136 save situations. They have 41 saves on the season and have blown 20 of their 61 save opportunities. The relievers have inherited 162 runners for the year and 27.8% of those players crossed the plate. The Yankees have dispatched 399 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The New York Yankees have accumulated 3,447 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,085 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which has them ranked 22nd in MLB, and they have twisted 835 double plays. The Yankees have converted 70.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,341 innings on the field, which ranks them 5th in MLB.
Taillon has taken the hill for 593 innings and has accounted for 544 punch outs in his career. Taillon (37-28 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.73 and he has gone up against 2,481 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.78 (249 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.243. He has given up 582 base knocks (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 155 walks.
The Los Angeles Angels have an on-base percentage of .312 and a batting average of .249 so far this season. They have been rung up on 1,133 occasions (16th in baseball) and have recorded 1,102 base hits. Los Angeles has a total of 159 home runs so far this season as well as 567 RBIs. The Angels hold a team slugging % of .416 and they average 4.55 runs per outing (14th in baseball). They have put up 228 doubles, while taking a walk 361 times and scoring 596 runs.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 660 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 4.76 (606 earned runs yielded). They have given up 159 dingers and they allow 5.19 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league). The Angels have a WHIP of 1.382 with a FIP of 4.27 as a pitching staff this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.51 (1,206 strikeouts against 481 walks). They come in at 22nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,102.
Los Angeles has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 51 save opportunities and they have earned 32 saves. They are currently ranked 12th in the league holding a save rate of 62.7%, and they have sent 442 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 137 times in high leverage situations and also on 190 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 37.6% out of their 287 inherited base runners. Sitting with 110 save situations, the Angels have 57 holds in addition to 19 blown saves.
In 10,311 innings played, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 67.9% (28th in professional baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 95 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in baseball). The Angels have 1,119 assists, 79 errors and have accumulated 3,437 putouts for the season.
Ohtani (12-4 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.47 earned run average while allowing 6.4 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.80 and he has faced 652 hitters so far in his MLB career. He has surrendered 61 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.149 and having a FIP of 3.6. In his MLB career, Ohtani has surrendered 113 hits while accumulating 193 K's in 158 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-125)
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