Friday, August 14, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Ivan Nova (4-4) vs. David Price (11-4)
The Toronto Blue Jays host the New York Yankees at Rogers Centre on Friday. The probable starters are Ivan Nova for the Yankees and David Price for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +195 and Toronto at -230. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Yankees, with a 58-54 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 55-53 over/under record. The Blue Jays are 64-52 against the run line and have a 53-55 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
The Yankees come into this game with a 61-51 record, and they are 29-30 away from home. Starting pitcher Ivan Nova holds a 4-4 record with an earned run average of 3.52 and a WHIP of 1.26. In his starts, the Yankees are 4-4 over his 46 innings pitched this season while giving up 42 hits during those innings. The Yankees are also 2-5 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 4.6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 288 base hits on the year. The bullpen has struck out 408 and walked 139 batters this season while opposing teams hit .210 against them. New York has a team average of 8.63 hits allowed per game and are averaging 8.32 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.89, they are 16th in the league.
New York ranks 12th in the league in team batting average at .254 while hitting .245 on the road. The Yankees hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 6th in baseball. With 111 hits, Brett Gardner leads the team while his team ranks 9th in hits per game with 8.77.
With a 64-52 overall record, Toronto will come into this game 39-21 at home. With an earned run average of 2.35, David Price will come into this game holding a 11-4 record and a 1.07 WHIP. In his starts, the Blue Jays are 17-6 and he has allowed 139 hits over 161 innings pitched this season. The Blue Jays are also 11-12 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 4.3 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.18 and they have given up 272 base hits on the year. The Blue Jays bullpen has struck out 335 batters and walked 92 this season while opposing teams have hit .216 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.4 hits per game and are averaging 7.04 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.80, they are 14th in the league.
They rank 6th in the league in team batting average with a .263 average while hitting .278 at home. The Blue Jays hold a .445 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 1st in baseball. With 132 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 8.86.
New York has a team fielding percentage of .983 after having committed 72 errors with 1,102 assists and 3,032 put outs for the season. Over the course of this season, the Blue Jays have accumlated 66 errors while having 1135 assists and 3,066 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 55-53 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 58-54 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 53-55 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 64-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
08/04/15 2B Dustin Ackley Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/4)
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/30/15 P Michael Pineda Forearm Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/30)
06/21/15 RF Mason Williams Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/20)
05/15/15 P Chase Whitley Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/15)
Toronto Blue Jays
08/13/15 1B Edwin Encarnacion Finger "?" Friday vs. New York Yankees
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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