Friday, August 7, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey (6-10) vs. Nathan Eovaldi (11-2)
The Toronto Blue Jays take on the New York Yankees on Friday at Yankee Stadium. The probable starters are R.A. Dickey for the Blue Jays and Nathan Eovaldi for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +116 and New York at -126. The over/under was set at 9. The Blue Jays, with a 57-52 run line record, cover the spread 52% of the time. They also have a 51-50 over/under record. The Yankees are 56-50 against the run line and have a 54-48 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Blue Jays show up with a 57-52 record, including 22-31 on the road. R.A. Dickey has an earned run average of 4.06 and is 6-10 so far on the season while having a 1.24 WHIP. In his starts, the Blue Jays are 10-12 over his 144 innings pitched this season while giving up 130 hits during those innings. The Blue Jays are also 9-10 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.35 and they've given up 264 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 321 and walked 90 batters this season while opposing teams hit .219 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.56 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.06 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.93, they are 17th in the league.
Toronto is batting .263 as a team, which is good for 5th in the league and hitting .250 away from home. Ranked at 1st in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .332 and they hold a .445 team slugging percentage. With 124 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 7th in hits per game with 8.88.
New York is 31-18 at home while holding a 60-46 overall record on the season. Nathan Eovaldi is starting this game 11-2 for the season with an earned run average of 4.30 and a WHIP of 1.49. In his starts, the Yankees are 14-7 and he has allowed 142 hits over 117.1 innings pitched this season. The Yankees are also 13-8 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5.9 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.32 and they have given up 261 hits on the season. The Yankees bullpen has struck out 372 batters and walked 130 this season while opposing teams have hit .207 against them. New York has a team average of 8.67 hits per game and are averaging 8.31 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.98, they are 19th in the league.
They are batting .259 as a team, which is good for 7th in the league and hitting .271 at home. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .329 and they hold a .438 team slugging percentage. With 107 hits, Chase Headley leads the team while his team ranks 6th in hits per game with 8.96.
The Blue Jays have committed 66 errors and have combined for 1,074 assists and 2,901 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Yankees have accumlated 70 errors while having 1025 assists and 2,851 put outs leading to a .982 fielding percentage.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 51-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 57-52 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 54-48 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 56-50 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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)
New York Yankees
08/06/15 C Brian McCann Knee is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Boston Red Sox
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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