New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 8/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-125) Oakland (+100)
RingCentral Coliseum is the venue where Paul Blackburn and the Oakland Athletics (70-59, 2nd in AL West) will play the New York Yankees (76-52, 2nd in AL East) on Sunday. The Athletics open this matchup at +100 while the Yankees are priced at -125. The over/under has been set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start are Jordan Montgomery and Paul Blackburn.
New York has a slugging % of .404 and have struck out 1,181 times, while taking a walk on 517 occasions. They have accounted for 524 runs batted in in addition to 1,004 hits for the year, and their team batting average sits at .239. The Yankees have tallied 177 doubles as a team and have hit 166 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 562 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .327. As a team, the New York Yankees are putting up 4.4 runs/g, which has them sitting at 19th in baseball.
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Yankees pitchers have relinquished 145 home runs and 507 runs (5th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 380 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.81 as a unit so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 3.20 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.17. The Yankees have an ERA of 3.61 on the season (4th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 1,216 hitters.
The Yankees relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 67.2% and has come into the game in 136 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 161 base runners this season and 28.0% of those runners crossed the plate. Yankees bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 121 times and also have had 171 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 395 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have recorded 70 holds for the season (8th in baseball). They have accumulated 41 saves so far this year and have missed out on 20 out of their 61 save chances.
The Yankees have converted 70.6% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,197 innings, which has them sitting 5th in MLB. The New York Yankees have accounted for 3,399 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,070 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which is 19th in baseball, and have earned 821 double plays.
Montgomery has taken the ball for 355 frames and has 342 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.98 (157 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.242. He has given up 328 base knocks (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 113 walks. Montgomery (18-15 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.92 and he has gone up against 1,489 hitters in the major leagues.
Oakland has tallied 160 HRs this year to go along with 537 runs batted in. They have put up 215 doubles, while taking a walk 438 times and recording 573 runs. The Oakland Athletics hold an OBP of .315 in addition to a batting average of .235 so far this year. The Athletics hold a slugging percentage of .405 and they average 4.44 runs per game (17th in the league). They have struck out on 1,103 occasions (19th in baseball) and have 1,007 hits.
The Athletics hold a team WHIP of 1.219 with a FIP of 3.93 as a staff for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 (1,069 strikeouts vs 348 walks). They are sitting at 16th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,047. They have allowed 141 long balls and they allow 4.05 runs per 9 innings (6th in the league). The Oakland pitching staff have conceded 515 runs so far this year while holding an ERA of 3.76 (478 earned runs conceded).
Oakland relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 35.3% of 136 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 114 times in high leverage situations in addition to 96 occasions with runners on base. With 107 save situations, the Athletics have amassed 56 holds and also 20 blown saves. They rank 16th in MLB with a save percentage of 60.8%, and they have dispatched 393 bullpen pitchers to the mound so far this year. Oakland has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 51 save opportunities and they have recorded 31 saves.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 94 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in MLB). The Athletics have accrued 1,035 assists, 55 errors and have 3,434 putouts so far this year. In their 10,302 innings on the diamond, the Athletics hold a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (7th in MLB).
So far in his pro baseball career, Blackburn has surrendered 125 base hits while he has tallied 59 punch outs in 110 innings pitched. He has surrendered a total of 68 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.410 and having a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 1.90 and he has faced 474 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. Blackburn (5-8 mark in his career) is the owner of a 5.53 ERA while surrendering 10.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-125)
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