Monday, August 15, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: R.A. Dickey vs. Nathan Eovaldi
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Yankee Stadium on Monday to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are R.A. Dickey for the Blue Jays and Nathan Eovaldi for the Yankees. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +105 and New York at -115. The over/under was set at 8. The Blue Jays have a 45-67-5 over/under record and a 60-57-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Yankees are 56-60-0 against the run line and have a 50-57-9 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
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The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 66-51 record, including 31-25 on the road. Starting pitcher R.A. Dickey has a 8-12 record with an earned run average of 4.61 and a WHIP of 1.34. He has 103 strikeouts over his 142.2 innings pitched and he has given up 139 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.28. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 315 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen while being struck out 324 times and walking 92 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.22 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.94 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 972 base hits and 444 earned runs. They have allowed 131 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 324 batters and struck out 938. They walk 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.02.
As a team, Toronto is batting .246, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .232 average away from home. The Blue Jays hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327 which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.39 hits per game. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this game hitting .268 and his on-base percentage is at .358. He has 116 hits this season along with 72 runs scored and 95 runs batted in. He's struck out 104 times and has walked 59 times. Josh Donaldson is hitting .294 and he has an on-base percentage of .402. He has totaled 128 hits so far while scoring 93 runs and he's driven in 78. He has walked 74 times and has struck out 88 times. The Blue Jays have 982 hits, including 201 doubles and 166 home runs. They've stolen 38 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 16 times. Toronto has walked 441 times this season and they've struck out 990 times as a unit. They've left 796 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 558 runs so far this year.
New York comes into this matchup with a 34-24 home record and a 60-56 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.76, Nathan Eovaldi has a 9-8 record and a 1.31 WHIP. He has 97 strikeouts over the 124.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 123 hits. He has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.97. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have given up 279 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Yankees bullpen while being struck out 421 times and walking 112 times this season. As a team, New York has allowed 8.57 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.20. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 973 base knocks and 477 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 149 home runs this year and they give up 1.3 home runs per nine innings as a staff. New York as a staff has walked 303 hitters and struck out 1,010. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 19th in the league while putting together a .251 average at home. The Yankees hold a .397 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.4 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this matchup batting .289 and he has an OBP of .318. He has 114 hits this year along with 50 runs scored and 52 RBI. He's struck out 54 times and has walked on 14 occasions. Brett Gardner is hitting .263 and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 104 hits so far while he's scored 61 runs and drove in 29. He has earned a walk 50 times and has punched out 86 times. The Yankees as a unit have 974 base hits, including 172 doubles and 121 homers. They have 53 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 16 times. New York as a team has walked 330 times this year and they have struck out 829 times. They've had 764 men left on base and have an OPS of .708. They score 4.17 runs per game and have totaled 484 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 45-67-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 60-57-0 against the run line so far this season
New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 50-57-9 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Yankees are 56-60-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
08/11/16 RF Jose Bautista Knee 15-day DL (8/10)
08/09/16 CF Kevin Pillar Thumb 15-day DL (8/7)
08/02/16 RF Ezequiel Carrera Achilles 15-day DL (8/1)
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 60-day DL (6/26)
New York Yankees
08/13/16 LF Brett Gardner Lower Body "?" Sunday vs. Tampa Bay Rays
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 P Bryan Mitchell Toe 60-day DL (3/31)
03/31/16 1B Gregory Bird Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25); out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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