New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+110) Oakland (-135)
Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics (70-58, 2nd in AL West) host the New York Yankees (75-52, 2nd in AL East) at RingCentral Coliseum on Saturday. The Yankees open this contest at +110 while the Athletics are priced at -135. The over/under has been set at 7.5. The men taking the mound are Nestor Cortes Jr and Frankie Montas.
The Yankees have accounted for 175 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 162 baseballs out of the park. New York has a slugging % of .401 and have been rung up 1,173 times, while drawing a walk on 517 occasions. As a team, the New York Yankees are recording 4.4 runs per outing, which ranks them 19th in the league. They have accrued 516 runs batted in as well as 990 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average sits at .238. They have accumulated 554 runs scored and hold an OBP of .327.
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Yankees pitchers have given up 145 long balls in addition to 505 total runs (6th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 376 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.83 as a unit on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.20 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.17. The Yankees have a team ERA of 3.63 for the year (5th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,202 batters.
The Yankees have sent 392 relievers to the mound for the season. The relievers have inherited 160 runners this season with 28.1% of them ended up scoring. They have recorded 41 saves on the season and have missed out on 20 out of their 61 save opportunities. The Yankees relievers have earned a save percentage of 67.2% and has come into the game in 135 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 69 holds so far this season (10th in baseball). Yankees bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 120 times and also have had 171 appearances in high leverage situations.
The New York Yankees have earned 3,372 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,065 assists and 73 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which is 19th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 815 double plays. The Yankees have converted 70.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,116 innings, which has them ranked 5th in MLB.
Cortes Jr (7-3 career mark) sits with a FIP of 5.31 and he has faced 594 opposing batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 141 hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 54 free passes. His ERA is 4.99 (75 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.441. Cortes Jr has taken the mound for 135 innings and has tallied 140 punch outs during his career.
The Athletics have a SLG% of .406 and they earn 4.46 runs per game (15th in MLB). They have 214 two-baggers, while getting a free base 434 times as well as racking up 571 runs. Oakland is sitting with 160 HRs so far this season as well as 536 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,089 instances (20th in baseball) and have earned 999 base knocks. The Oakland Athletics have compiled an OBP of .315 and a batting average of .235 this season.
The Oakland pitching staff have given up 507 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.73 (470 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 137 homers and they allow 4.02 runs per 9 innings (5th in the league). The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.217 and have a FIP of 3.91 as a pitching staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.05 (1,061 strikeouts vs 348 bases on balls). They rank 16th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,033.
With 107 save situations, the Athletics have earned 56 holds and 20 blown saves. Oakland has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 51 save opportunities and they have converted 31 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 114 times in high leverage situations and also on 96 occasions with runners on base. Oakland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 35.3% of 136 inherited base runners. They sit at 15th in MLB holding a save rate of 60.8%, and they have sent 389 relievers onto the field this season.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 94 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in baseball). The Athletics have 1,024 assists, 55 errors and have 3,407 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 10,221 innings on the field, the Athletics are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (7th in professional baseball).
So far in his career, Montas has conceded 404 base knocks while he has earned 423 punch outs in 404 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 183 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.339 and having a FIP of 3.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.09 and he has faced 1,733 hitters thus far in his career. Montas (27-23 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.08 earned run average while conceding 9.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+110)
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