Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees 8/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Lance Lynn
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Yankee Stadium on Friday, August 17, 2018 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Lance Lynn for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +173 and New York at -183. The Blue Jays have a 62-52-6 over/under record and a 52-68-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 63-57-0 against the run line and have a 54-59-7 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 62-52-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 52-68-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 54-59-7 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 63-57-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/12/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister left last game, is "?" next start
08/12/18 3B Yangervis Solarte Hip 10-day DL (08/12)
08/08/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 10-day DL (08/05)
08/02/18 CF Lourdes Gurriel Ankle 10-day DL (07/31)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
06/23/18 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (06/23)
06/01/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 60-day DL (05/29)
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
08/16/18 LF Brett Gardner Rest is not in the starting lineup Thursday vs Tampa Bay Rays
08/13/18 P CC Sabathia Knee 10-day DL (08/13)
07/26/18 RF Aaron Judge Wrist 10-day DL (07/26)
07/24/18 C Gary Sanchez Groin 10-day DL (07/24)
07/07/18 P Jonathan Loaisiga Shoulder 10-day DL (07/07)
06/10/18 P Jordan Montgomery Elbow is out for season
05/02/18 CF Jacoby Ellsbury Oblique 60-day DL (03/26)
04/04/18 P Ben Heller Elbow 60-day DL (03/27)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 55-65 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 5.03 and a WHIP of 1.42 this season. He has 74 strikeouts over his 96.2 innings pitched and he's given up 103 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 448 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 454 hitters and walked 161 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,092 base hits and 560 earned runs. They have allowed 154 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 400 batters and struck out 995. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Toronto is hitting .242, good for 21st in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .281. He has 96 hits this season in 384 at bats with 46 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .414 and an OPS+ of 88. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .233 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .287. He has totaled 101 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 433 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .397. The Blue Jays have 986 hits, including 230 doubles and 161 home runs. Toronto has walked 391 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,014 times as a unit. They have left 773 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 535 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 75-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.46, Lance Lynn has a 8-8 record and a 1.54 WHIP. He has 122 strikeouts over the 119 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 117 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 342 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 550 batters and walked 161 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.72. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 933 base knocks and 447 earned runs this season. They have given up 138 home runs this year, which ranks 17th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 377 hitters and struck out 1,206 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.77.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Yankees hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 5th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .279 with an OBP of .347. He has 130 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 466 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .528 with an OPS+ of 132. Didi Gregorius is hitting .268 this season and he has an OBP of .334. He has collected 118 hits in 440 at bats while driving in 69 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .475. The Yankees as a unit have 1,035 base hits, including 214 doubles and 195 homers. New York has walked 449 times this year and they have struck out on 1,058 occasions. They have had 831 men left on base and have an OPS of .782. They have scored 5.15 runs per game and totaled 618 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees -183
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