New York Yankees at Los Angeles Dodgers
Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 3:05 PM (Dodger Stadium)
The Line: New York Yankees +132 / Los Angeles Dodgers -150 -- Over/Under: 9.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers meet Saturday in MLB action at Dodger Stadium.
The New York Yankees look for a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Yankees have scored 17 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in nine of their last 12 games. The New York Yankees have won six of their last nine 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 247 hits and 141 RBI. CC Sabathia gets the ball, and he is 5-7 with a 5.01 ERA and 87 strikeouts this season. Sabathia is 1-0 with a 0.84 ERA and 24 strikeouts in his career against the Dodgers.
The Los Angeles Dodgers look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Dodgers have scored seven runs in their last three games and three or less runs in five of their last six games. The Los Angeles Dodgers have lost four of their last six games when scoring three or less runs. Cody Bellinger leads the Dodgers with 142 hits and 100 RBI while Justin Turner and Max Muncy have combined for 233 hits and 144 RBI. Tony Gonsolin gets the ball, and he is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA and 15 strikeouts this season. This will be Gonsolin’s first career game against the Yankees.
The Yankees are 14-4 in their last 18 during game 2 of a series, 5-2 in their last 7 interleague games and 1-4 in Sabathias last 5 starts. The Dodgers are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. American League East, 5-1 in their last 6 Saturday games and 77-37 in their last 114 overall. The under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The under is 7-3 in Dodgers last 10 home games. The over is 13-3 in Sabathias last 16 starts overall.
Sabathia has allowed 30 hits and 21 earned runs in his last 24.1 innings, and he has a 6.95 ERA and .314 allowed batting average on the road. Gonsolin has just 18 career innings under his belt, and he's allowing a .225 batting average and .585 OPS during those frames. There's no way I can back Sabathia given his numbers and the fact he admitted he's going to be pitching with knee pain for the remainder of the season. However, I'm not laying juice with a rookie pitcher against this Yankee lineup. So, give me the over in this game where two talented lineups should have success against a bad/injured pitcher and a rookie.