Wednesday, July 5, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Michael Pineda
Yankee Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees on Wednesday, July 5, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Michael Pineda for the Yankees.
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Toronto opens at +127 while New York opens at -152. The Blue Jays have a 37-40-5 over/under record and a 33-49-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 45-36-0 against the run line and have a 47-33-1 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 37-40-5 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 33-49-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 47-33-1 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 45-36-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
07/04/17 P Marcus Stroman Blister "?" for next scheduled start Saturday vs. Houston Astros
07/01/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day DL (06/06)
06/19/17 P Joe Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
06/06/17 P J.P. Howell Shoulder 10-day DL (06/05)
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/20/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (05/20)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
07/04/17 P CC Sabathia Hamstring 10-day DL (06/14); expected to be activated & start Tuesday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
07/02/17 CF Dustin Fowler Knee 60-day DL (06/30)
06/29/17 1B Tyler Austin Hamstring 10-day DL (06/29)
06/28/17 DH Matt Holliday Illness 10-day DL (06/25)
06/27/17 2B Starlin Castro Hamstring 10-day DL (06/27)
06/25/17 CF Aaron Hicks Oblique 10-day DL (06/26)
06/16/17 P Adam Warren Shoulder 10-day DL (06/16)
05/03/17 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (05/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 37-45 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 4.86 and a WHIP of 1.41. He has 105 strikeouts over his 96.1 innings pitched and he's given up 101 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 252 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 322 hitters and walked 109 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 723 base hits and 361 earned runs. They have allowed 98 home runs this season, ranking them 19th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 272 batters and struck out 723. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team Toronto is hitting .243, good for 24th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .302 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 83 hits this season in 275 at bats with 52 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .593 and an OPS+ of 147. Kevin Pillar is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .303. He has totaled 80 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 318 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Blue Jays have 670 hits, including 129 doubles and 107 home runs. Toronto has walked 260 times so far this season and they have struck out 644 times as a unit. They have left 536 men on base and have a team OPS of .721. They score 4.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 338 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 44-37 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.05, Michael Pineda has a 8-4 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 91 strikeouts over the 93.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 94 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 205 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 291 batters and walked 112 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.92. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 654 base knocks and 315 earned runs this season. They have given up 97 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 242 hitters and struck out 755 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.92.
As a team, they are batting .269, good for 4th in the league. The Yankees hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Brett Gardner comes into this matchup batting .260 with an OBP of .336. He has 78 hits this year along with 40 RBI in 300 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .467 with an OPS+ of 109. Aaron Judge is hitting .330 this season and he has an OBP of .449. He has collected 93 hits in 282 at bats while driving in 62 runs. He has an OPS+ of 193 and a slugging percentage of .684. The Yankees as a unit have 761 base hits, including 134 doubles and 125 homers. New York has walked 325 times this year and they have struck out on 718 occasions. They have had 594 men left on base and have an OPS of .803. They have scored 5.65 runs per game and totaled 458 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees -152
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