Sunday, August 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Luis Severino (0-1) vs. Drew Hutchison (11-2)
The New York Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday at Rogers Centre. The probable starters are Luis Severino for the Yankees and Drew Hutchison for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +122 and Toronto at -132. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Yankees have a 56-54 over/under record and a 60-54 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Blue Jays have a 53-56 over/under record and a 64-53 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 55% of the time.
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The Yankees show up with a 63-51 record, including 31-30 on the road. Luis Severino has a 0-1 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.45 and a 0.91 WHIP. He's pitched 11 innings thus far while surrendering 9 hits over that time and when he starts, the Yankees are 0-2. The Yankees are also 1-1 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates are averaging 2.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 289 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.21. Opposing teams are hitting .210 against the Yankees bullpen while walking 140 times and striking out 411 times. New York is averaging 8.3 strikeouts per game while getting 8.64 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 16th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.90.
New York ranks 11th in the league in team batting average at .255 while hitting .247 on the road. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .324, which puts them at 7th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .429. Brett Gardner leads the team in hits with 116 while the team ranks 8th in baseball with 8.82 hits per game.
Toronto is 39-22 at home while holding a 64-53 overall record on the season. Drew Hutchison has a record of 11-2 while sporting an earned run average of 5.26 on the year with a 1.48 WHIP. He's pitched 125 innings thus far while surrendering 146 hits over that time in which the Blue Jays are 16-7. The Blue Jays are also 15-8 against the over/under in his starts. His teammates score an average of 6.9 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 274 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.19. Opposing teams are hitting .216 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 92 times and striking out 336 times. Toronto is averaging 7 strikeouts per game while getting 8.44 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78.
They rank 6th in the league in team batting average with a .262 average while hitting .276 at home. The Blue Jays on-base percentage sits at .330, which puts them at 2nd in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .443. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 133 while the team ranks 9th in baseball with 8.81 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Yankees have a fielding percentage of .983 with 72 total errors, 1,125 assists and 3,086 put outs. The Blue Jays have committed 66 errors on the season with 1157 assists and 3,120 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 56-54 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 60-54 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 53-56 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 64-53 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 60 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
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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