New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 8/26/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Friday, August 26, 2022
Location: Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
The New York Yankees (76-48) are en route to Oakland Coliseum on Friday where they will play the Oakland Athletics (46-79). The expected starting pitchers will be Gerrit Cole and JP Sears.
New York has a slugging % of .430 and have been rung up 1,059 times, while taking a walk on 471 occasions. They have accounted for 593 runs batted in as well as 999 hits on the year, while their team batting average is sitting at .241. The Yankees have hit 175 doubles as a unit and have hit 199 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 621 runs scored while having a team OBP of .324. As a team, the New York Yankees are compiling 5.0 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 2nd in baseball.
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The Yankees have compiled a team earned run average of 3.32 for the season (4th in baseball), and they have struck out 1,109 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.33 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.11. Yankees pitchers have surrendered 121 long balls in addition to 433 runs (3rd in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 333 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.57 as a team so far this year.
The Yankees have dispatched 382 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 176 base runners on the campaign and 29.5% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have recorded 37 saves this season and have blown 18 of 55 save opportunities. The Yankees relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 67.3% and stepped onto the hill in 122 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 63 holds for the year (16th in the league). Yankees pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 129 times and also have had 143 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Yankees have transformed 72.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,023 innings, which ranks them 2nd in the majors. The New York Yankees have accounted for 3,341 putouts on the year, as well as 1,137 assists and 53 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .988 which is 3rd in MLB, and they have twisted 79 double plays.
Cole (126-69 mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.10 and he has faced 6,454 hitters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 1,356 base knocks (7.6 hits per nine innings) with 410 walks. His ERA is 3.22 (572 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.104. Cole has thrown 1,599 innings and has 1,862 K's in his pro baseball career.
Oakland has recorded 104 home runs this year as well as 394 runs batted in. They have hit 196 two-baggers, while taking a walk 328 times and putting up 420 runs. The Oakland Athletics hold an OBP of .279 as well as a batting average of .215 this season. The Athletics hold a team slugging percentage of .343 and they have an average of 3.36 runs per outing (29th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,041 occasions (16th in baseball) and have a total of 879 hits.
The Athletics have a team WHIP of 1.302 and have a FIP of 4.36 as a staff so far this year. They are currently ranked 21st in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,035. The Oakland pitching staff have yielded 564 runs on the season while holding a team ERA of 4.27 (522 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.34 (927 strikeouts vs 396 walks). They have relinquished 145 home runs and they give up 4.62 runs per 9 innings (23rd in the league).
With 140 save situations, the Athletics have tallied 91 holds and also 19 blown saves. Oakland has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 47 save opportunities and they have come away with 28 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 137 times in high leverage situations in addition to 139 occasions with runners on base. Oakland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 29.8% out of their 205 inherited base runners. They rank 20th in baseball holding a save rate of 59.6%, and they have dispatched 417 relievers onto the field over the course of the season.
In their 9,897 innings played, the Athletics have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.4% (9th in professional baseball). The Oakland Athletics have gotten 100 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (23rd in MLB). The Athletics have accrued 1,115 assists, 73 errors and have amassed 3,299 putouts for the season.
In his career, Sears has surrendered 27 base knocks while he has tallied 23 strikeouts in 37 innings. Sears (5-0 career win-loss mark) has earned a 1.93 ERA while giving up 6.5 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 8 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 0.964 and a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.56 and he has gone up against 141 opposing batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York
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