New York Yankees at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Picks & Predictions 8/9/2019
Friday, August 9, 2019
Get todays MLB odds and lines on this game.
Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Sean Reid-Foley
Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees (75-39, 1st in AL East) head to Rogers Centre on Friday where they'll meet the Toronto Blue Jays (47-70, 4th in AL East).
The Yankees have been lousy for oddsmakers, having gone 75-39-0 SU. The Blue Jays cover 40.2% of the time, going 47-70-0 straight up.
Valuable New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees have been a strong Over play for over/under wagerers, having gone 64-46-4.
New York covers 58.8% of the time on the road, having gone 30-21-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto covers 37.0% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 20-34-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a dicey Over play for over/under wagerers, having gone 56-57-4.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
8/7/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/7/2019 David Hale RP Back Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
8/7/2019 Gleyber Torres SS Abdomen Probable for Aug 8
8/7/2019 CC Sabathia SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/5/2019 Jonathan Loaisiga SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
8/5/2019 Gary Sanchez C Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 9
8/4/2019 Aaron Hicks CF Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/3/2019 Edwin Encarnacion DH Wrist Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/3/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/31/2019 Luke Voit 1B Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/31/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/28/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
7/25/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/22/2019 Ben Heller RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/30/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/20/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
8/7/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Clayton Richard SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Elvis Luciano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Out for the season
8/3/2019 Nick Kingham RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
8/3/2019 Ryan Borucki SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/27/2019 Luke Maile C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/22/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 75-39 overall record this season. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ has a 9-6 record with an earned run average of 5.24 and a WHIP of 1.35 this season. He has 91 strikeouts over his 115 innings pitched and he's given up 126 hits. He's allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.80 and they have given up 408 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the bullpen and they've struck out 492 hitters and walked 179 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.34. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 983 base hits and 486 earned runs. They have allowed 177 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 344 batters and struck out 1,042. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.54.
As a team New York is hitting .271, good for 3rd in the league. The Yankees hold a .482 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .345, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.3 hits per game. Aaron Judge is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .409. He has 59 hits this season in 210 at bats with 29 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .495 and an OPS+ of 141. Gleyber Torres is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 62 men in 392 at bats. His OPS+ is 124 while his slugging percentage is at .505. The Yankees have 1,050 hits, including 198 doubles and 198 home runs. New York has walked 420 times so far this season and they have struck out 991 times as a unit. They have left 742 men on base and have a team OPS of .827. They score 5.87 runs per contest and have scored a total of 663 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 47-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.49, Sean Reid-Foley has a 1-2 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 18 strikeouts over the 21.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.83. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 455 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 510 batters and walked 208 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 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 4.72. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,052 base knocks and 540 earned runs this season. They have given up 158 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 427 hitters and struck out 944 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .303, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup batting .239 with an OBP of .295. He has 99 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 414 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .425 with an OPS+ of 90. Freddy Galvis is hitting .270 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 116 hits in 430 at bats while driving in 54 runs. He has an OPS+ of 99 and a slugging percentage of .451. The Blue Jays as a unit have 935 base hits, including 184 doubles and 171 homers. Toronto has walked 358 times this year and they have struck out on 1,060 occasions. They have had 717 men left on base and have an OPS of .723. They have scored 4.47 runs per game and totaled 519 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees
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