Saturday, September 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada (12-8) vs. Ivan Nova (6-7)
The New York Yankees host the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on Saturday. The probable starters are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Ivan Nova for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -152 and New York at +137. The over/under was set at 8. The Blue Jays, with a 78-61 run line record, cover the spread 56% of the time. They also have a 66-65 over/under record. The Yankees are 72-66 against the run line and have a 67-67 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Blue Jays show up 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. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 10-13. His teammates are averaging 5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 340 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.28. The bullpen has struck out 390 and walked 109 batters this season while opposing teams hit .223 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.49 hits allowed per game and are averaging 6.98 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.83, they are 12th in the league.
Toronto ranks 6th in the league in team batting average at .266 while hitting .254 on the road. The Blue Jays on-base percentage sits at .336, which puts them at 1st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .450. With 165 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 8th in hits per game with 9.01.
New York is 40-29 at home while holding a 77-61 overall record on the season. 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 9-10. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 9-10. His teammates score an average of 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has given up 372 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.37. The Yankees bullpen has struck out 498 batters and walked 181 this season while opposing teams have hit .222 against them. New York has a team average of 8.67 hits per game and are averaging 8.41 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.93, they are 15th in the league.
They rank 15th in the league in team batting average with a .253 average while hitting .254 at home. The Yankees on-base percentage sits at .324, which puts them at 6th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .428. With 134 hits, Chase Headley leads the team while his team ranks 10th in hits per game with 8.72.
In terms of team defense, the Blue Jays have a fielding percentage of .985 with 75 total errors, 1,381 assists and 3,708 put outs. Over the course of this season, the Yankees have accumulated 81 errors while having 1,346 assists and 3,731 put outs leading to a .984 fielding percentage.
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 expected to 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 60 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
09/08/15 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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