New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 8/25/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Thursday, August 25, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Oakland Coliseum is where the Oakland Athletics (45-79) will take on the New York Yankees (76-48) on Thursday. The starting pitchers will be Jameson Taillon and James Kaprielian.
As a team, the New York Yankees are putting up 5.0 runs per outing, which ranks them 2nd in MLB. They have accounted for 621 runs scored and hold an OBP of .324. The Yankees have tallied 175 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 199 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 593 runs batted in and 999 base knocks so far this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .241. New York owns a slugging percentage of .430 and have been rung up 1,059 times, while drawing a walk on 471 occasions.
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The Yankees hold a team earned run average of 3.32 on the campaign (4th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,109 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 333 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.57 as a unit on the year. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.33 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.11. Yankees pitchers have given up 121 home runs and also 433 total runs (3rd in MLB).
The Yankees relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 67.3% and has entered the game in 122 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 176 runners over the course of the season with 29.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. Yankees bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 129 times and also have had 143 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have dispatched 382 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have a total of 63 holds so far this year (16th in baseball). They have compiled 37 saves so far this year and have blown 18 of 55 save opportunities.
The Yankees have converted 72.2% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,023 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 2nd in professional baseball. The New York Yankees have accounted for 3,341 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,137 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .988 which has them ranked 3rd in pro baseball, and have accumulated 79 double plays.
Taillon (48-34 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.80 while he has faced 3,097 hitters in the majors. He has given up 720 base knocks (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 185 free passes. His earned run average is 3.85 (318 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.218. Taillon has thrown 743 frames and has totaled 672 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
The Athletics hold a slugging % of .345 and they earn 3.36 runs per outing (29th in MLB). They have hit 196 two-baggers, while taking a walk 326 times and putting up 417 runs. Oakland has accumulated 104 HRs over the course of the season to go along with 391 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,034 occasions (16th in the league) and have accounted for 875 base hits. The Oakland Athletics have a team on-base percentage of .280 in addition to a batting average of .216 on the year.
The Oakland pitching staff have given up 562 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 4.30 (520 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 144 HR's and they allow 4.64 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league). The Athletics are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.307 with a FIP of 4.37 as a unit so far this season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.32 (913 strikeouts against 394 walks). They are currently ranked 21st in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,030.
Oakland has called on relievers to enter the game in 46 save opportunities and they have earned 28 saves. They rank 20th in the league holding a save rate of 60.9%, and they have dispatched 414 relievers onto the diamond on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 135 times in high leverage situations and on 137 occasions with base runners. Oakland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.0% out of their 203 inherited base runners. With 138 save situations, the Athletics have tallied 90 holds and 18 blown saves.
In their 9,807 innings on the field, the Athletics have a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (9th in MLB). The Oakland Athletics have gotten 100 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (23rd in baseball). The Athletics have recorded 1,110 assists, 73 errors and have earned a total of 3,269 putouts for the season.
During his MLB career, Kaprielian has allowed 198 base knocks and he has 198 punch outs in 223 innings. Kaprielian (11-12 career record) holds a 4.23 ERA while conceding 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 105 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.279 and having a FIP of 4.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.25 and he has faced 952 batters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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