Los Angeles Dodgers vs. New York Yankees - 8/23/19 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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New York Yankees at Los Angeles Dodgers
Friday, August 23, 2019 at 9:10 PM (Dodger Stadium)
The Line: New York Yankees +135 / Los Angeles Dodgers -156 -- Over/Under: 8.5
TV: SNLA, YES, FB
The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Friday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The New York Yankees need a win after losing five of their last seven games. The Yankees have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 13 games. The New York Yankees have won 10 of their last 14 games when scoring four or more runs. DJ LeMahieu leads the Yankees with 157 hits and 86 RBI while Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela have combined for 243 hits and 139 RBI. James Paxton gets the ball, and he is 9-6 with a 4.53 ERA and 141 strikeouts this season. This will be Paxton’s second career game against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for another win after winning eight of their last 11 games. The Dodgers have scored 21 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in seven of their last 11 games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have won six of their last seven games when scoring four or more runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 141 hits and 100 RBI while Justin Turner and Max Muncy have combined for 233 hits and 144 RBI. Hyun-Jin Ryu gets the ball, and he is 12-3 with a 1.64 ERA and 126 strikeouts this season. This will be Ryu’s second career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 19-7 in their last 26 Friday games, 35-16 in their last 51 during game 1 of a series and 4-0 in Paxtons last 4 starts. The Dodgers are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. American League East, 55-25 in their last 80 during game 1 of a series and 22-8 in Ryus last 30 starts. The under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Ryus last 5 starts overall. The over is 5-1-1 in Paxtons last 7 starts overall.
Paxton has allowed 18 hits and 10 runs in his last 23.2 innings, and he has a 5.21 ERA and .312 allowed batting average on the road. Ryu has allowed 11 hits and four runs in his last 12.2 innings, and he has a 0.81 ERA and a .189 allowed batting average at home. The New York Yankees offense is due for a breakout performance after going quiet in Oakland, but betting against Ryu at home is so tough given that he's been one of the best pitchers in baseball at Dodger Stadium. I wouldn't be shocked if the Yankees find a way to stop the bleeding here, but there's a clear pitching advantage for the Dodgers in game one of this series.