New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports SoCal
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-205) Los Angeles (+175)
Angel Stadium is the location where the Los Angeles Angels (56-73) will attempt to beat the New York Yankees (78-51) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has New York at -205 and Los Angeles is opening at +175. The betting total comes in at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Gerrit Cole and Patrick Sandoval.
As a unit, the New York Yankees are scoring 5.0 runs per game, which has them at 2nd in MLB. They have racked up 643 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .324. The Yankees have hit 181 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 202 balls out of the park. They have recorded 613 RBI's and 1,039 base knocks on the year, while their team batting average is sitting at .240. New York owns a slugging percentage of .426 and have been rung up 1,093 times, while taking a walk on 492 occasions.
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Yankees pitchers have surrendered 127 home runs and also 450 runs in total (3rd in baseball). They have walked 341 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.58 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.39 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.11. The Yankees hold a team earned run average of 3.31 on the season (3rd in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,156 batters.
Yankees bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 136 times in addition to having 148 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have earned 64 holds so far this year (18th in MLB). The Yankees relievers have a save rate of 67.9% and has entered the game in 124 save situations. They have recorded 38 saves on the year and have not converted 18 out of their 56 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 186 runners on the year with 29.0% of them crossed home plate. The Yankees have sent 394 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Yankees have transformed 72.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,425 innings on the field, which has them sitting 2nd in professional baseball. The New York Yankees have accounted for 3,475 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,190 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .988 which has them sitting 3rd in pro baseball, and have 80 double plays.
Cole has pitched in 1,607 innings and has 1,873 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His ERA is 3.21 (573 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.102. He has surrendered 1,359 base knocks (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 412 free passes. Cole (127-69 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.09 while he has faced 6,482 batters in the major leagues.
The Angels hold a slugging percentage of .382 and they are earning 3.82 runs per contest (25th in the league). They have 163 doubles, while getting a free base 373 times and putting up 493 runs. Los Angeles has compiled 148 home runs so far this season as well as 472 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,248 occasions (1st in the league) and have accounted for 982 hits. The Los Angeles Angels have a team on-base percentage of .295 and a team batting average of .228 for the season.
The Angels have a team WHIP of 1.253 in addition to having a FIP of 3.99 as a unit so far this season. They are sitting at 7th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 998. The Los Angeles pitching staff have relinquished 539 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.80 (482 earned runs conceded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.53 (1,099 strikeouts vs 434 walks). They have yielded 134 dingers and they concede 4.24 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball).
With 104 save situations, the Angels have accrued 53 holds in addition to 21 blown saves. Los Angeles has had relief pitchers enter the game in 49 save chances and they have converted 28 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 121 times in high leverage situations and on 132 occasions with runners on. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.2% of 207 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 23rd in the league holding a save percentage of 57.1%, and they have dispatched 389 relief pitchers to the hill for the year.
The Los Angeles Angels have gotten 108 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (14th in baseball). The Angels have racked up 1,091 assists, 66 errors and have 3,429 putouts so far this year. In 10,287 innings played, the Angels have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.7% (5th in baseball).
Sandoval (8-24 career mark) has a 3.85 earned run average while allowing 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.47 and he has faced 1,191 opposing hitters during his career. He has conceded a total of 119 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.320 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. In his MLB career, Sandoval has given up 250 base knocks while totaling 289 strikeouts in 278 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-205)
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