New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 9/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-238) Los Angeles (+180)
Packy Naughton and the Los Angeles Angels (64-67, 4th in AL West) play the New York Yankees (76-54, 2nd in AL East) at Angel Stadium on Wednesday. The Yankees open this matchup at -238 while the Angels are coming in at +180. The O/U opens at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Gerrit Cole and Packy Naughton.
The Yankees have compiled 180 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 168 baseballs out of the park. New York has a slugging percentage of .401 and have struck out 1,207 times, while taking a walk on 526 occasions. As a squad, the New York Yankees are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which puts them at 19th in MLB. They have recorded 532 RBI's and 1,023 base knocks on the season, and their batting average is at .238. They have earned 572 runs while holding a team OBP of .326.
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Yankees pitchers have given up 149 long balls in addition to 521 runs in total (6th in the league). They have walked 388 opposing players and their FIP is 3.82 as a unit this season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.19 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.18. The Yankees have an earned run average of 3.63 on the campaign (4th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 1,236 batters.
The Yankees relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 67.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 136 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 163 base runners on the season with 28.2% of them earned a run for their team. Yankees pitchers have entered the game with runners on 123 times as well as having 175 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 402 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. The bullpen have accumulated 70 holds this season (12th in baseball). They have earned 41 saves this year and have missed out on 20 out of their 61 save opportunities.
The Yankees have turned 70.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,413 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 5th in professional baseball. The New York Yankees have accounted for 3,471 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,090 assists and 78 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .983 which has them sitting 22nd in professional baseball, and have a total of 842 double plays.
Cole has taken the hill for 1,416 innings and has earned 1,630 punch outs so far in his MLB career. Cole (114-61 mark in his career) has a FIP of 3.07 and he has faced 5,714 hitters in the majors. His ERA is 3.15 (496 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.105. He has given up 1,201 base hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has 364 free passes.
The Los Angeles Angels have compiled a team on-base percentage of .313 as well as a team batting average of .250 on the season. They have been rung up on 1,143 occasions (16th in baseball) and are sitting with 1,112 base hits. Los Angeles has knocked in 161 HRs for the season as well as 575 RBIs. The Angels hold a slugging percentage of .418 and they score 4.58 runs per outing (13th in MLB). They have put up 229 two-baggers, while taking a walk 364 times as well as scoring 604 runs.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.383 in addition to having a FIP of 4.26 as a squad this year. They come in at 22nd in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,111. The Los Angeles pitching staff have conceded 667 runs this year while holding an ERA of 4.78 (613 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.51 (1,218 strikeouts vs 485 free passes). They have surrendered 160 long balls and they surrender 5.20 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league).
Los Angeles relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 38.1% out of 289 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 139 times in high leverage situations and on 191 occasions with runners on base. With 114 save situations, the Angels have compiled 58 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. They are ranked 16th in baseball with a save rate of 61.1%, and they have sent 448 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the season. Los Angeles has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 54 save chances and they have walked away with 33 saves.
In 10,392 innings played, the Angels have a defensive efficiency of 67.8% (28th in the majors). The Los Angeles Angels have twisted 96 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in MLB). The Angels have recorded 1,130 assists, 80 errors and have 3,464 putouts on the campaign.
In his pro baseball career, Naughton has given up 5 hits while earning 2 K's in 5 frames. Naughton (0-0 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 1.69 earned run average and has allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 1 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.500 and having a FIP of 4.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 0.67 and he has faced 25 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-238)
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