Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Expert MLB Picks 7/12/2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Richard vs. Masahiro Tanaka
Freddy Galvis and the Toronto Blue Jays (34-57, 4th in AL East) go to Yankee Stadium on Friday where they'll take on the New York Yankees (57-31, 1st in AL East). The odds on this game have the Blue Jays coming in at +220 and the Yankees are at -278. The over/under opens at 9.5.
The Blue Jays have been a bad play for baseball bettors, having gone 34-57-0 SU. The Yankees are covering 64.8% of the time, going 57-31-0 straight up. The Yankees have been excellent for bettors as the favorite, going 50-20-0 SU. Toronto covers 33.9% of the time as an underdog, having gone 22-43-0 straight up.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have been a pretty good Over pick for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 45-43-3.
The Blue Jays are covering 37.2% of the time as the visitor, having gone 16-27-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees are covering 68.9% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 31-14-0 SU.
The Yankees have been a strong Over pick for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 48-37-3.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
7/8/2019 Marcus Stroman SP Pectoral Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
7/8/2019 Randal Grichuk CF Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
7/3/2019 Edwin Jackson SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jul 15
7/3/2019 Dalton Pompey CF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 23
6/29/2019 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
6/29/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 29
6/26/2019 Ryan Borucki RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/17/2019 Elvis Luciano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
6/13/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
5/15/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
Key New York Yankees Injuries
7/2/2019 Luke Voit 1B Abdomen Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/30/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
6/30/2019 Troy Tulowitzki SS Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/30/2019 Ben Heller RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
6/30/2019 Luis Severino SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
6/30/2019 Dellin Betances RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/27/2019 Giancarlo Stanton LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
6/23/2019 Cameron Maybin RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
6/20/2019 Jordan Montgomery SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
6/16/2019 Jake Barrett RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 30
6/3/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
6/3/2019 Jonathan Loaisiga SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/21/2019 Miguel Andujar DH Shoulder Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 34-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Clayton Richard has a 1-5 record with an earned run average of 6.23 and a WHIP of 1.59 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 43.1 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He's allowed 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 354 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 397 hitters and walked 157 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.91. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 826 base hits and 440 earned runs. They have allowed 134 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 340 batters and struck out 743. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.91.
As a team Toronto is hitting .232, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .309. He has 89 hits this season in 330 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .467 and an OPS+ of 106. Eric Sogard is hitting .294 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 67 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 228 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .478. The Blue Jays have 709 hits, including 142 doubles and 128 home runs. Toronto has walked 285 times so far this season and they have struck out 827 times as a unit. They have left 553 men on base and have a team OPS of .710. They score 4.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 393 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 57-31 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.86, Masahiro Tanaka has a 5-5 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 90 strikeouts over the 105 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 99 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.24. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 317 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 380 batters and walked 134 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 749 base knocks and 362 earned runs this season. They have given up 130 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 267 hitters and struck out 815 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 4.39.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 6th in the league. The Yankees hold a .464 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. DJ LeMahieu comes into this matchup batting .336 with an OBP of .383. He has 113 hits this year along with 63 RBI in 336 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .518 with an OPS+ of 137. Gleyber Torres is hitting .292 this season and he has an OBP of .360. He has collected 88 hits in 301 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .528. The Yankees as a unit have 795 base hits, including 136 doubles and 149 homers. New York has walked 327 times this year and they have struck out on 785 occasions. They have had 573 men left on base and have an OPS of .804. They have scored 5.72 runs per game and totaled 503 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Yankees -278
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