Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees Prediction, 6/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs New York Yankees
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+110) New York (-141)
Yankee Stadium is the site where Jameson Taillon and the New York Yankees (35-32, 3rd in AL East) will take on the Oakland Athletics (43-27, 1st in AL West) on Friday. The odds on this game have the Athletics coming in at +110 and the Yankees are at -141. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are James Kaprielian and Jameson Taillon.
The Athletics have recorded 119 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 88 balls out of the park. Oakland has a slugging percentage of .414 and have struck out 607 times, while drawing a walk on 252 occasions. As a team, the Oakland Athletics are recording 4.5 runs per game, which is 12th in baseball. They have accumulated 298 RBI's and 535 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate is sitting at .236. They have tallied 318 runs while holding a team OBP of .320.
The Athletics are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.85 on the season (13th in the league), and their staff has struck out 572 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.09 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.25. Athletics pitchers have relinquished 72 long balls in addition to 288 total runs (16th in baseball). They have walked 185 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.83 as a team on the year.
The Athletics bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 73.1% and has entered the game in 59 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 79 base runners this season with 34.2% of those runners earned a run for their team. Athletics relief pitchers have entered the game with players on base 51 times as well as having 54 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 208 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers are sitting with 33 holds this season (14th in baseball). They have recorded 19 saves so far this season and have blown 7 of their 26 save opportunities.
The Athletics have transformed 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 5,586 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 17th in pro baseball. The Oakland Athletics have notched a total of 1,862 putouts thus far, in addition to 538 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .986 which ranks 4th in pro baseball, and they have turned 484 double plays.
Kaprielian has thrown 36 frames and has totaled 39 punch outs so far in his career. His ERA is 3.00 (12 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.222. He has conceded 26 base knocks (6.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 18 free passes. Kaprielian (3-1 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.47 and he has gone up against 153 hitters during his time in the majors.
The New York Yankees have accounted for an on-base percentage of .315 as well as a team batting average of .233 this season. They have struck out on 617 instances (12th in MLB) and have earned a total of 514 base hits. New York has knocked in 84 HRs so far this season to go along with 239 RBIs. The Yankees hold a slugging % of .387 and they score 3.90 runs per outing (25th in the league). They have tallied 81 two-baggers, while taking a walk 258 times as well as putting up 261 runs.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.137 in addition to having a FIP of 3.69 as a staff on the campaign. They are currently ranked 10th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 495. The New York pitching staff have conceded 266 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.56 (236 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.43 (628 strikeouts vs 183 free passes). They have allowed 74 home runs and they surrender 4.02 runs per 9 innings (9th in MLB).
New York has had relievers take the mound in 24 save chances and they have tallied 18 saves. They sit at 4th in MLB holding a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have sent 199 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 82 times in high leverage situations and on 53 occasions with base runners. New York relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 22.6% out of their 62 inherited runners. With 54 save situations, the Yankees have amassed 29 holds in addition to 6 blown saves.
Out of their 5,370 innings on the diamond, the Yankees have a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (9th in the majors). The New York Yankees have turned 54 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (17th in baseball). The Yankees have racked up 582 assists, 41 errors and have amassed 1,790 putouts this year.
Taillon (30-28 mark in his career) holds a 3.88 ERA while conceding 9.0 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.56 and he has faced 2,180 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed 224 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.259 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. During his pro baseball career, Taillon has surrendered 520 base hits while he has totaled 477 strikeouts in 519 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (+110)
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