Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees 4/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, April 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Sonny Gray
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Yankee Stadium on Friday, April 20, 2018 to take on the New York Yankees. The expected starting pitchers are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Sonny Gray for the Yankees.
The odds for this matchup have Toronto at +159 and New York at -169. The Blue Jays have a 8-8-1 over/under mark and a 10-7-0 run line record. The Yankees are 8-8-0 against the run line and have a 11-4-1 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 8-8-1 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 10-7-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 11-4-1 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 8-8-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/13/18 3B Josh Donaldson Shoulder 10-day DL (04/13)
04/11/18 DH Kendrys Morales Hamstring 10-day DL (04/10)
03/29/18 CF Anthony Alford Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 CF Dalton Pompey Wrist 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
04/17/18 P Tommy Kahnle Shoulder 10-day DL (04/16)
04/07/18 3B Brandon Drury Migraine 10-day DL (04/07)
04/07/18 P CC Sabathia Hip 10-day DL (04/07)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
03/29/18 LF Clint Frazier Concussion 7-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 1B Greg Bird Ankle 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 12-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 4.24 and a WHIP of 1.29 this year. He has 14 strikeouts over his 17 innings pitched and he's given up 15 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.99. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.22 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the bullpen and they've struck out 56 hitters and walked 12 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.79. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 146 base hits and 64 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 55 batters and struck out 151. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team Toronto is hitting .248, good for 8th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .338 with an on-base percentage of .368. He has 22 hits this season in 65 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .508 and an OPS+ of 139. Justin Smoak is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .367. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 65 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .415. The Blue Jays have 143 hits, including 32 doubles and 25 home runs. Toronto has walked 67 times so far this season and they have struck out 162 times as a unit. They have left 111 men on base and have a team OPS of .776. They score 6.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 103 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 8-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.92, Sonny Gray has a 1-1 record and a 1.92 WHIP this season. He has 15 strikeouts over the 13 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 18 hits. He allows 12.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.48 and they have given up 56 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 96 batters and walked 25 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 11 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 139 base knocks and 77 earned runs this season. They have given up 18 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 52 hitters and struck out 181 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 11 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.38.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 7th in the league. The Yankees hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .464. He has 17 hits this year along with 16 RBI in 51 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .804 with an OPS+ of 243. Aaron Judge is hitting .339 this season and he has an OBP of .480. He has collected 20 hits in 59 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 196 and a slugging percentage of .593. The Yankees as a unit have 140 base hits, including 36 doubles and 22 homers. New York has walked 76 times this year and they have struck out on 147 occasions. They have had 119 men left on base and have an OPS of .782. They have scored 5.62 runs per game and totaled 90 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +159
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