Friday, September 23, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Bryan Mitchell vs. Francisco Liriano
The New York Yankees head to Rogers Centre on Friday to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable pitchers are Bryan Mitchell for the Yankees and Francisco Liriano for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this game has New York at +166 and Toronto at -176. The over/under is 8. The Yankees have a 68-73-10 over/under mark and a 75-76-0 run line record, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Blue Jays are 75-77-0 against the run line and have a 62-84-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 49% of the time.
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The Yankees head into this game with a 79-72 record, and they are 35-41 on the road. Starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell has a 1-1 record with an ERA of 6.00 and a WHIP of 1.75. He has 7 strikeouts during his 12 innings pitched and he has given up 18 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 13.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.53 and they have allowed 387 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the pen while they've been struck out 546 times and walked 158 times this year. As a unit, New York has given up 8.59 base hits per nine innings while striking out 8.89 hitters per nine. They are 17th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.19. The Yankees pitchers have collectively given up 1,273 base hits and 620 earned runs. They have allowed 202 home runs this season and they allow 1.4 homers per nine innings as a staff. New York as a pitching staff has walked 391 batters and struck out 1,317. They walk 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team, New York is hitting .254, good for 20th in the league while putting together a .254 average on the road. The Yankees have a .409 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .315 which is good for 23rd in the league. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.58 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this game hitting .278 and his on-base percentage is at .306. He has 146 hits this season along with 65 runs scored and 67 runs batted in. He's struck out 79 times and has walked 18 times. Brett Gardner is hitting .258 and he has an on-base percentage of .348. He has totaled 131 hits so far while scoring 76 runs and he's driven in 39. He has walked 65 times and has struck out 102 times. The Yankees have 1,295 hits, including 233 doubles and 174 home runs. They've stolen 67 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 20 times. New York has walked 437 times this season and they've struck out 1,110 times as a unit. They've left 1,024 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 644 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this game with a 42-32 home mark and a 83-69 overall record. With an ERA of 5.08, Francisco Liriano has a 7-13 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 152 strikeouts over the 150.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 148 hits. He has allowed 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.17. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 424 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 449 times and walking 132 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.33 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.12 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,268 base knocks and 587 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 176 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 434 hitters and struck out 1,237. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 4.07.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .261 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.44 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .266 and he has an OBP of .355. He has 151 hits this year along with 95 runs scored and 123 RBI. He's struck out 133 times and has walked on 77 occasions. Josh Donaldson is hitting .284 and he has an OBP of .401. He has collected 154 hits so far while he's scored 116 runs and drove in 94. He has earned a walk 101 times and has punched out 112 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,283 base hits, including 262 doubles and 214 homers. They have 50 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 22 times. Toronto as a team has walked 580 times this year and they have struck out 1,290 times. They've had 1,039 men left on base and have an OPS of .758. They score 4.75 runs per game and have totaled 722 runs so far this season.
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 68-73-10 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 75-76-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 62-84-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 75-77-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Yankees
09/21/16 3B Chase Headley Back "?" Thursday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
09/19/16 2B Starlin Castro Hamstring out indefinitely
09/15/16 RF Aaron Judge Oblique expected to miss the rest of the regular season
09/08/16 P Chad Green Elbow 60-day DL (9/3)
08/13/16 P Nathan Eovaldi Elbow 15-day DL (8/11)
05/31/16 LF Dustin Ackley Shoulder 60-day DL (5/29), out for season
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Toronto Blue Jays
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 60-day DL (6/26)
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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