New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 8/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Thursday, August 26, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+100) Oakland (-125)
RingCentral Coliseum is the site where James Kaprielian and the Oakland Athletics (70-57, 2nd in AL West) will play the New York Yankees (74-52, 2nd in AL East) on Thursday. The line on this contest has the Yankees coming in at +100 and the Athletics are at -125. The total opens at 8. The pitchers taking the mound are Jameson Taillon and James Kaprielian.
New York is slugging .399 and have been called out on strikes 1,164 times, while taking a walk on 513 occasions. They have accumulated 509 RBI's as well as 981 base knocks for the year, while their average at the plate comes in at .237. The Yankees have earned 172 doubles as a team and have hit 159 balls out of the park. They have accumulated 547 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .327. As a team, the New York Yankees are recording 4.3 runs per contest, which is 20th in MLB.
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The Yankees have compiled a team ERA of 3.61 on the campaign (5th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,190 batters. They have walked 371 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.81 as a squad on the campaign. Their K/BB ratio is 3.21 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.17. Yankees pitchers have allowed 142 long balls in addition to 499 runs (6th in the league).
The Yankees have sent 388 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have inherited 158 base runners over the course of the season and 28.5% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 40 saves this year and have missed out on 20 out of their 60 chances to save the game. The Yankees relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 134 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 69 holds on the year (8th in the league). Yankees bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 119 times and also have had 168 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Yankees have transformed 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 10,035 innings, which has them sitting 5th in baseball. The New York Yankees have 3,345 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,058 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .984 which ranks 20th in baseball, and have accumulated 810 double plays.
Taillon has taken the mound for 589 frames and is sitting with 540 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.73 (244 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.239. He has surrendered 578 base hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has had 152 walks. Taillon (37-28 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.69 and he has faced 2,463 batters in the major leagues.
The Oakland Athletics have an on-base percentage of .315 in addition to a batting average of .235 on the season. They have struck out on 1,077 instances (19th in baseball) and have 991 hits. Oakland is sitting with 157 home runs this season as well as 530 runs batted in. The Athletics hold a slugging percentage of .405 and they are earning 4.45 runs per contest (15th in baseball). They have tallied 214 doubles, while getting a free base 429 times as well as scoring 565 runs.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.215 and have a FIP of 3.88 as a unit on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.06 (1,052 strikeouts vs 344 bases on balls). They rank 16th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,024. They have relinquished 134 HR's and they surrender 4.00 runs per 9 innings (5th in MLB). The Oakland pitching staff have surrendered 500 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.70 (463 earned runs allowed).
Oakland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 35.6% of 135 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 111 times in high leverage situations in addition to 95 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 107 save situations, the Athletics have compiled 56 holds and also 20 blown saves. They are ranked 17th in baseball with a save rate of 60.8%, and they have dispatched 384 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the campaign. Oakland has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 51 save chances and they have walked away with 31 saves.
In their 10,140 innings played, the Athletics have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (7th in the majors). The Oakland Athletics have twisted 94 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (3rd in the majors). The Athletics have recorded 1,018 assists, 54 errors and have a tally of 3,380 putouts for the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Kaprielian has allowed 75 base hits while earning 91 strikeouts in 92 innings pitched. Kaprielian (7-4 career record) has a 3.41 earned run average while allowing 7.3 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed a total of 35 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.191 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.60 and he has gone up against 382 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+100)
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