Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees 9/29/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 29, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Biagini vs. Masahiro Tanaka
Yankee Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees on Friday, September 29, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Joe Biagini for the Blue Jays and Masahiro Tanaka for the Yankees.
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Toronto opens at +194 while New York opens at -210. The Blue Jays have a 72-80-7 over/under record and a 74-85-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 87-71-0 against the run line and have a 82-73-3 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 72-80-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 74-85-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 82-73-3 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 87-71-0 against the run line
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)
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)
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)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 75-84 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Biagini has a 3-12 record with an earned run average of 5.34 and a WHIP of 1.40. He has 94 strikeouts over his 114.2 innings pitched and he's given up 119 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 534 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 619 hitters and walked 207 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,440 base hits and 713 earned runs. They have allowed 201 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 542 batters and struck out 1,347. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team Toronto is hitting .242, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .272 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 150 hits this season in 552 at bats with 90 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .534 and an OPS+ of 129. Kevin Pillar is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 150 hits and he has driven in 42 men in 587 at bats. His OPS+ is 82 while his slugging percentage is at .404. The Blue Jays have 1,308 hits, including 267 doubles and 222 home runs. Toronto has walked 536 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,291 times as a unit. They have left 1,053 men on base and have a team OPS of .730. They score 4.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 690 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 89-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.94, Masahiro Tanaka has a 12-12 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 179 strikeouts over the 171.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 177 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.34 and they have given up 396 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 637 batters and walked 218 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.8 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 as a team have surrendered 1,227 base knocks and 587 earned runs this season. They have given up 189 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 491 hitters and struck out 1,518 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.90.
As a team, they are batting .262, good for 8th in the league. The Yankees hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .339, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per contest. Brett Gardner comes into this matchup batting .265 with an OBP of .349. He has 156 hits this year along with 62 RBI in 588 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .425 with an OPS+ of 102. Aaron Judge is hitting .284 this season and he has an OBP of .421. He has collected 151 hits in 532 at bats while driving in 111 runs. He has an OPS+ of 168 and a slugging percentage of .622. The Yankees as a unit have 1,435 base hits, including 264 doubles and 235 homers. New York has walked 605 times this year and they have struck out on 1,353 occasions. They have had 1,164 men left on base and have an OPS of .787. They have scored 5.35 runs per game and totaled 845 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees -210
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