Saturday, August 8, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: David Price (10-4) vs. Ivan Nova (4-3)
The New York Yankees welcome the Toronto Blue Jays to Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The probable starters are David Price for the Blue Jays and Ivan Nova for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -130 and New York at +120. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Blue Jays have a 52-50 over/under record and a 58-52 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Yankees are 56-51 against the run line and have a 54-49 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Blue Jays show up with a 58-52 record, including 22-31 on the road. Starting pitcher David Price holds a 10-4 record with an earned run average of 2.45 and a WHIP of 1.08. In his starts, the Blue Jays are 16-6 over his 154 innings pitched this season while giving up 136 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 11-11. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 264 hits on the season and have a earned run average of 3.33. Teams are hitting .218 against the bullpen while being struck out 321 times and walking 91 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.53 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.01 batters per nine. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92.
As a team, Toronto is batting .265, good for 5th in the league while putting together a .250 average away from home. The Blue Jays on-base percentage sits at .333, which puts them at 1st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .446. They rank 7th in baseball with 8.93 hits per game and Josh Donaldson leads the team with 126.
New York is 32-18 at home while holding a 61-46 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 3.10, Ivan Nova will come into this game holding a 4-3 record and a 1.28 WHIP. In his starts, the Yankees are 4-3 and he has allowed 38 hits over 40.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 2-4. He is getting 5.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 264 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.29. Teams are hitting .208 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 377 times and walking 131 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.65 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.35 batters per nine. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .270 average at home. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .328, which puts them at 4th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .438. They rank 6th in baseball with 8.93 hits per game and Brett Gardner leads the team with 108.
In terms of team defense, the Blue Jays have a fielding percentage of .984 with 66 total errors, 1,087 assists and 2,928 put outs. For the home team, they hold a .982 team fielding percentage while committing 70 errors, accumulating 1034 assists and compiling 2,878 put outs.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 52-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 58-52 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 54-49 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 56-51 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 "?" Friday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
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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