Friday, September 11, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada (12-8) vs. Ivan Nova (6-7)
The Toronto Blue Jays take on the New York Yankees on Friday at Yankee Stadium. Marco Estrada is the probable starter for the Blue Jays and he'll face Ivan Nova of the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -115 and New York at -105. The over/under was set at 9. The Blue Jays have a 66-65 over/under record and a 78-61 run line mark, meaning they cover 56% of the time. The Yankees have a 67-67 over/under record and a 72-66 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 52% of the time.
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The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 79-60 record, including 32-35 on the road. Marco Estrada has an earned run average of 3.18 and is 12-8 so far on the season while having a 1.09 WHIP. He's pitched 147.1 innings thus far while surrendering 112 hits over that time and when he starts, the Blue Jays are 13-10. The Blue Jays are also 10-13 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.28 and they've given up 340 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .223 against the bullpen while being struck out 390 times and walking 109 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.49 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.98 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.83.
Toronto is batting .266 as a team, which is good for 6th in the league and hitting .254 away from home. Ranked at 1st in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .336 and they hold a .450 team slugging percentage. They rank 8th in baseball with 9.01 hits per game and Josh Donaldson leads the team with 165.
With a 40-29 home record, New York will hope to improve on their 77-61 overall mark. Ivan Nova is starting this game 6-7 for the season with an earned run average of 4.50 and a WHIP of 1.32. He's pitched 74 innings thus far while surrendering 73 hits over that time in which the Yankees are 6-7. The Yankees are also 4-8 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.37 and they have given up 372 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .222 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 498 times and walking 181 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.67 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.41 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93.
They are batting .253 as a team, which is good for 15th in the league and hitting .254 at home. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Yankees sit at .324 and they hold a .428 team slugging percentage. They rank 10th in baseball with 8.72 hits per game and Chase Headley leads the team with 134.
The Blue Jays have committed 75 errors and have combined for 1,381 assists and 3,708 put outs leading to a .985 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 81 errors, accumulating 1,346 assists and compiling 3,731 put outs.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 66-65 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 78-61 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 67-67 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 72-66 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
09/09/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6); expected to be activated and start Saturday vs. New York Yankees
09/09/15 P Mark Buehrle Shoulder is upgraded to expected to start Tuesday vs. Atlanta Braves
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 60 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
New York Yankees
09/10/15 LF Brett Gardner Shoulder is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
09/08/15 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow out indefinitely
08/30/15 1B Mark Teixeira Shin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/27)
08/03/15 P Diego Moreno Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (8/2)
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 Yankees
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