New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays 9/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Sonny Gray vs. Joe Biagini
The New York Yankees visit Rogers Centre on Saturday, September 23, 2017 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Sonny Gray for the Yankees and Joe Biagini for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has New York at -152 and Toronto at +142. The Yankees have a 79-70-3 over/under record and a 83-69-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 70-83-0 against the run line and have a 67-79-7 over/under record.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 79-70-3 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 83-69-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 67-79-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 70-83-0 against the run line
Key New York Yankees Injuries
09/17/17 P Caleb Smith Infection 10-day DL (09/17)
09/06/17 P Adam Warren Back 10-day DL (09/06)
09/03/17 CF Aaron Hicks Oblique 10-day DL (09/03)
08/18/17 1B Garrett Cooper Tendonitis 10-day DL (08/17)
08/15/17 P Luis Cessa Back 60-day DL (08/15)
07/16/17 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (07/11)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/09/17 P Cesar Valdez Shoulder 60-day DL (08/08)
08/09/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Ankle 60-day DL (07/29)
07/22/17 P Aaron Sanchez Blister 10-day DL (07/22)
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 85-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray has a 9-11 record with an earned run average of 3.38 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 147 strikeouts over his 151.2 innings pitched and he's given up 129 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.40 and they have given up 387 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the bullpen and they've struck out 613 hitters and walked 212 batters. As a team, New York allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.74. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 1,188 base hits and 565 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 473 batters and struck out 1,462. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team New York is hitting .262, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .412. He has 142 hits this season in 513 at bats with 101 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .591 and an OPS+ of 158. Brett Gardner is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .352. He has totaled 152 hits and he has driven in 61 men in 569 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .427. The Yankees have 1,382 hits, including 247 doubles and 222 home runs. New York has walked 577 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,316 times as a unit. They have left 1,124 men on base and have a team OPS of .783. They score 5.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 811 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 71-82 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.33, Joe Biagini has a 3-11 record and a 1.40 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts over the 109.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 116 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 517 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 596 batters and walked 205 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.44. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,393 base knocks and 685 earned runs this season. They have given up 191 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 525 hitters and struck out 1,301 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.31.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .303. He has 145 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 563 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .410 with an OPS+ of 85. Justin Smoak is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .358. He has collected 146 hits in 531 at bats while driving in 89 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .544. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,252 base hits, including 256 doubles and 207 homers. Toronto has walked 517 times this year and they have struck out on 1,236 occasions. They have had 1,021 men left on base and have an OPS of .724. They have scored 4.25 runs per game and totaled 650 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees -152
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