New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 8/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-125) Oakland (-105)
Sean Manaea and the Oakland Athletics (70-57, 2nd in AL West) play the New York Yankees (74-52, 2nd in AL East) at RingCentral Coliseum on Friday. The line on this matchup has the Yankees priced at -125 and the Athletics are at -105. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Gerrit Cole and Sean Manaea.
New York is slugging .399 and have been called out on strikes 1,164 times, while drawing a walk on 513 occasions. They have earned 509 RBI's in addition to 981 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average is sitting at .237. The Yankees have recorded 172 doubles as a squad and have knocked 159 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 547 runs while holding a team OBP of .327. As a squad, the New York Yankees are compiling 4.3 runs per outing, which has them at 20th in MLB.
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The Yankees are sitting with a team ERA of 3.61 on the campaign (4th in the league), and they have rung up 1,190 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 371 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.80 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.21 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.17. Yankees pitchers have allowed 142 long balls and 499 runs (5th in the league).
The Yankees have dispatched 388 relievers to the hill this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 158 runners on the year and 28.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 40 saves for the season and have blown 20 out of their 60 save chances. The Yankees relievers have a save percentage of 66.7% and has entered the game in 134 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 69 holds for the season (8th in the league). Yankees relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 119 times in addition to having 168 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Yankees have notched a total of 3,345 putouts for the season, in addition to 1,058 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which is 20th in MLB, and they have twisted 810 double plays. The Yankees have converted 70.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of 10,035 innings on the field, ranking them 5th in professional baseball.
Cole has taken the hill for 1,410 frames and is sitting with 1,621 strikeouts during his career. Cole (113-61 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.07 while he has faced 5,688 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.17 (496 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.104. He has given up 1,195 hits (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 362 walks.
The Athletics have a team slugging % of .405 and they are scoring 4.45 runs per outing (15th in MLB). They have put up 214 doubles, while getting a free base 429 times as well as notching 565 runs. Oakland has recorded 157 long balls on the year as well as 530 RBIs. They have struck out on 1,077 occasions (20th in the league) and have recorded 992 base hits. The Oakland Athletics have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .316 and a team batting average of .236 over the course of the season.
The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.215 with a FIP of 3.88 as a unit so far this season. They are currently ranked 16th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 1,024. The Oakland pitching staff have conceded 500 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 3.70 (463 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.06 (1,052 strikeouts against 344 walks). They have conceded 134 homers and they give up 4.00 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league).
Sitting with 107 save situations, the Athletics have accumulated 56 holds and 20 blown saves. Oakland has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 51 save chances and they have walked away with 31 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 111 times in high leverage situations and also on 95 occasions with base runners. Oakland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 35.6% out of 135 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 15th in baseball with a save percentage of 60.8%, and they have dispatched 384 relievers to the mound this year.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 94 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (3rd in MLB). The Athletics have racked up 1,018 assists, 54 errors and have earned a total of 3,380 putouts during this campaign. In 10,140 innings played, the Athletics are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (7th in MLB).
Manaea (47-39 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 3.83 earned run average and has given up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.42 and he has gone up against 2,853 batters in his MLB career. He has given up a total of 292 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.204 and a FIP of 4.0. In his pro baseball career, Manaea has given up 651 base knocks while tallying 598 punch outs in 686 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-125)
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