Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees 8/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Reid-Foley vs. Luis Severino
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Yankee Stadium on Saturday, August 18, 2018 to play the New York Yankees. The probable starters are Sean Reid-Foley for the Blue Jays and Luis Severino for the Yankees.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +239 and New York at -262. The Blue Jays have a 62-53-6 over/under record and a 52-69-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 63-58-0 against the run line and have a 54-60-7 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 62-53-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 52-69-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 54-60-7 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 63-58-0 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
08/13/18 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 55-66 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Reid-Foley has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 5.40 and a WHIP of 1.80 this season. He has 3 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 6 hits. He's allowed 10.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 452 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 458 hitters and walked 162 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 4.72. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,104 base hits and 566 earned runs. They have allowed 155 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 402 batters and struck out 1,001. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.41.
As a team Toronto is hitting .242, good for 21st in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .233 with an on-base percentage of .287. He has 101 hits this season in 433 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 87. Kevin Pillar is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .283. He has totaled 98 hits and he has driven in 46 men in 388 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .418. The Blue Jays have 993 hits, including 231 doubles and 161 home runs. Toronto has walked 394 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,023 times as a unit. They have left 780 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.44 runs per contest and have scored a total of 537 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 75-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.27, Luis Severino has a 15-6 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 173 strikeouts over the 154.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 137 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.18 and they have given up 343 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 553 batters and walked 163 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 3.7. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 943 base knocks and 449 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 379 hitters and struck out 1,215 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 3.75.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 11th in the league. The Yankees hold a .452 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Didi Gregorius comes into this matchup batting .268 with an OBP of .333. He has 119 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 444 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .473 with an OPS+ of 114. Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 132 hits in 470 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 133 and a slugging percentage of .532. The Yankees as a unit have 1,042 base hits, including 216 doubles and 195 homers. New York has walked 451 times this year and they have struck out on 1,069 occasions. They have had 839 men left on base and have an OPS of .780. They have scored 5.12 runs per game and totaled 619 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees -262
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