New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays Expert MLB Picks 9/13/2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs. Anthony Kay
Rogers Centre is the venue where Justin Smoak and the Toronto Blue Jays (57-89, 4th in AL East) will play the New York Yankees (95-51, 1st in AL East) on Friday. The Yankees open this contest at -210 while the Blue Jays are coming in at +194. The O/U is set at 10.
The Yankees have been a strong pick for MLB bettors, having gone 95-51-0 SU. The Blue Jays cover 39.0% of the time, going 57-89-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a solid Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 77-64-5.
New York covers 58.0% of the time on the road, having gone 40-29-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto covers 40.8% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 29-42-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a solid Over option for O/U wagerers, having gone 65-75-6.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
9/12/2019 Tommy Kahnle RP Wrist Probable for Sep 12
9/10/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/10/2019 Mike Tauchman LF Calf Out for the season
9/9/2019 Stephen Tarpley RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 14
9/8/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/8/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Out for the season
9/8/2019 Aaron Hicks CF Elbow Out for the season
9/8/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Out for the season
9/5/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
9/1/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Out for the season
9/1/2019 Jonathan Holder RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/1/2019 David Hale RP Back Out for the season
8/27/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
9/11/2019 Lourdes Gurriel LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/10/2019 Luke Maile C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 17
8/11/2019 Ryan Borucki SP Elbow Out for the season
8/9/2019 Elvis Luciano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/7/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Out for the season
7/22/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 95-51 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has a 10-8 record with an earned run average of 4.53 and a WHIP of 1.25 this season. He has 135 strikeouts over his 167 innings pitched and he's given up 170 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 528 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 634 hitters and walked 233 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 1,238 base hits and 632 earned runs. They have allowed 229 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 458 batters and struck out 1,350. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.56.
As a team New York is hitting .270, good for 3rd in the league. The Yankees hold a .492 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Gleyber Torres is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 144 hits this season in 502 at bats with 85 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .550 and an OPS+ of 134. Aaron Judge is hitting .272 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .376. He has totaled 90 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 331 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .511. The Yankees have 1,354 hits, including 259 doubles and 276 home runs. New York has walked 512 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,274 times as a unit. They have left 946 men on base and have a team OPS of .832. They score 5.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 848 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 57-89 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.18, Anthony Kay has a 0-0 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 585 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 644 batters and walked 283 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,289 base knocks and 674 earned runs this season. They have given up 199 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 547 hitters and struck out 1,182 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.79.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .302, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .212 with an OBP of .349. He has 81 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 382 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .406 with an OPS+ of 103. Randal Grichuk is hitting .232 this season and he has an OBP of .283. He has collected 122 hits in 525 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,156 base hits, including 238 doubles and 219 homers. Toronto has walked 454 times this year and they have struck out on 1,344 occasions. They have had 892 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 4.38 runs per game and totaled 639 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays (+194)
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