Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees 9/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Thomas Pannone vs. Lance Lynn
Yankee Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Yankees on Sunday, September 16, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Thomas Pannone for the Blue Jays and Lance Lynn for the Yankees.
Toronto opens at +225 while New York opens at -245. The Blue Jays have a 76-64-7 over/under record and a 64-83-0 run line mark. The Yankees are 76-71-0 against the run line and have a 68-72-7 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 76-64-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 64-83-0 against the run line
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The New York Yankees are 68-72-7 against the over/under
The New York Yankees are 76-71-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
09/10/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister is questionable for next scheduled start
08/08/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 10-day DL (08/05)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Key New York Yankees Injuries
09/15/18 RF Aaron Judge Wrist is out indefinitely (available as pinch runner or defensive replacement)
09/06/18 LF Clint Frazier Concussion is out indefinitely
08/22/18 P Aroldis Chapman Knee 10-day DL (08/22)
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 65-82 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Thomas Pannone has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 4.13 and a WHIP of 1.13 this year. He has 15 strikeouts over his 24 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 7.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 550 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 542 hitters and walked 199 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,354 base hits and 707 earned runs. They have allowed 191 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 492 batters and struck out 1,175. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.53.
As a team Toronto is hitting .244, good for 19th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .244 with an on-base percentage of .272. He has 116 hits this season in 476 at bats with 54 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .405 and an OPS+ of 85. Justin Smoak is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 474 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .466. The Blue Jays have 1,212 hits, including 296 doubles and 194 home runs. Toronto has walked 466 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,253 times as a unit. They have left 955 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.39 runs per contest and have scored a total of 646 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 91-56 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.01, Lance Lynn has a 9-10 record and a 1.55 WHIP this season. He has 146 strikeouts over the 143.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 151 hits. He allows 9.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have given up 427 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 661 batters and walked 195 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.73. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,176 base knocks and 548 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 441 hitters and struck out 1,475 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.61.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 15th in the league. The Yankees hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Giancarlo Stanton comes into this matchup batting .264 with an OBP of .340. He has 149 hits this year along with 88 RBI in 565 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .497 with an OPS+ of 122. Miguel Andujar is hitting .298 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 155 hits in 520 at bats while driving in 79 runs. He has an OPS+ of 123 and a slugging percentage of .515. The Yankees as a unit have 1,247 base hits, including 243 doubles and 236 homers. New York has walked 560 times this year and they have struck out on 1,277 occasions. They have had 1,004 men left on base and have an OPS of .775. They have scored 5.13 runs per game and totaled 754 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +225
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