Sunday, August 9, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada (9-6) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (8-4)
The New York Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. The Blue Jays send Marco Estrada to the mound to face Masahiro Tanaka of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +129 and New York at -139. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Blue Jays have a 52-51 over/under record and a 59-52 run line mark, meaning they cover 53% of the time. The Yankees are 56-52 against the run line and have a 54-50 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Blue Jays show up with a 59-52 record, including 23-31 on the road. Marco Estrada has an earned run average of 3.40 and is 9-6 so far on the season while having a 1.11 WHIP. He's pitched 111.1 innings thus far while surrendering 90 hits over that time and when he starts, the Blue Jays are 9-8. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 8-9. His teammates are averaging 4.7 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.30 and they've given up 266 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .218 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 91 times and striking out 322 times. Toronto is averaging 6.97 strikeouts per game while getting 8.52 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 14th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.89.
Toronto ranks 5th in the league in team batting average at .264 while hitting .249 on the road. Ranked at 1st in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .333 and they hold a .446 team slugging percentage. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 127 while the team ranks 7th in baseball with 8.92 hits per game.
New York is 32-19 at home while holding a 61-47 overall record on the season. Masahiro Tanaka is starting this game 8-4 for the season with an earned run average of 3.84 and a WHIP of 1.06. He's pitched 93.2 innings thus far while surrendering 80 hits over that time in which the Yankees are 11-4. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-8. His teammates score an average of 6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.28 and they have given up 267 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .208 against the Yankees bullpen while walking 132 times and striking out 381 times. New York is averaging 8.33 strikeouts per game while getting 8.63 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93.
They rank 7th in the league in team batting average with a .259 average while hitting .269 at home. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .328 and they hold a .436 team slugging percentage. Brett Gardner leads the team in hits with 110 while the team ranks 6th in baseball with 8.93 hits a game.
The Blue Jays have committed 66 errors and have combined for 1,099 assists and 2,958 put outs leading to a .984 team fielding percentage. The Yankees have committed 71 errors on the season with 1047 assists and 2,908 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 52-51 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 59-52 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 54-50 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 56-52 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
08/04/15 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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