New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays 8/9/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Cesar Valdez
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees and Cesar Valdez for the Blue Jays.
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New York opens at -149 while Toronto opens at +139. The Yankees have a 56-51-3 over/under record and a 59-51-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 48-63-0 against the run line and have a 53-52-6 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 56-51-3 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 59-51-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 53-52-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 48-63-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
08/06/17 DH Matt Holliday Back 10-day DL (08/05)
07/22/17 2B Starlin Castro Hamstring 10-day DL (07/22)
07/16/17 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (07/11)
06/29/17 1B Tyler Austin Hamstring 10-day DL (06/29)
06/25/17 CF Aaron Hicks Oblique 10-day DL (06/26)
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (05/02)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/05/17 C Miguel Montero Groin 10-day DL (08/05)
07/29/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Ankle 10-day DL (07/29)
07/22/17 P Aaron Sanchez Blister 10-day DL (07/22)
07/05/17 C Luke Maile Knee 10-day DL (07/04)
07/01/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day DL (06/06)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 59-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 8-10 record with an earned run average of 4.93 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 139 strikeouts over his 129.2 innings pitched and he's given up 136 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.23 and they have given up 281 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the bullpen and they've struck out 430 hitters and walked 149 batters. As a team, New York allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.78. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 873 base hits and 414 earned runs. They have allowed 125 home runs this season, ranking them 23rd in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 330 batters and struck out 1047. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.79.
As a team New York is hitting .260, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .299 with an on-base percentage of .424. He has 113 hits this season in 378 at bats with 78 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .627 and an OPS+ of 171. Brett Gardner is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 105 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 403 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .454. The Yankees have 994 hits, including 180 doubles and 159 home runs. New York has walked 417 times so far this season and they have struck out 992 times as a unit. They have left 800 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 5.21 runs per contest and have scored a total of 573 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 52-59 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.63, Cesar Valdez has a 1-1 record and a 1.70 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 30.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 41 hits. He allows 12 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 364 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 437 batters and walked 154 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1002 base knocks and 516 earned runs this season. They have given up 141 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 394 hitters and struck out 958 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .248 with an OBP of .299. He has 103 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 416 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .399 with an OPS+ of 83. Justin Smoak is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 115 hits in 385 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .590. The Blue Jays as a unit have 910 base hits, including 174 doubles and 151 homers. Toronto has walked 384 times this year and they have struck out on 875 occasions. They have had 739 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 474 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +139
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