Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees Expert MLB Picks 7/13/2019
Saturday, July 13, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Clayton Richard vs. J.A. Happ
Yankee Stadium is the venue where Gleyber Torres and the New York Yankees (57-31, 1st in AL East) will take on the Toronto Blue Jays (34-57, 4th in AL East) on Saturday. The line on this game has the Blue Jays priced at +260 and the Yankees are at -290. The O/U has been set at 11.5.
The Blue Jays have been very good for oddsmakers, having gone 34-57-0 SU. New York is covering 64.8% of the time, going 57-31-0 straight up. The Yankees have been a strong choice for baseball bettors as favorites, going 50-20-0 SU. Toronto is covering 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 less than ideal Under option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 45-43-3.
The Blue Jays cover 37.2% of the time away from home, having gone 16-27-0 straight up.
Important New York Yankees Betting Trends
The Yankees cover 68.9% of the time at Yankee Stadium, going 31-14-0 SU.
The Yankees have been a terrible Under option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 48-37-3.
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Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
7/11/2019 Ryan Borucki RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 21
7/8/2019 Randal Grichuk CF Back Probable for Jul 12
7/8/2019 Marcus Stroman SP Pectoral Expected to be out until at least Jul 14
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
6/17/2019 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 Troy Tulowitzki SS Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
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
6/30/2019 Ben Heller RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 27
6/30/2019 Jacoby Ellsbury CF Foot Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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 Jonathan Loaisiga SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
6/3/2019 Greg Bird 1B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jul 20
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.
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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. Eric Sogard is hitting .294 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 67 hits this season in 228 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .478 and an OPS+ of 126. Freddy Galvis is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .309. He has totaled 89 hits and he has driven in 44 men in 330 at bats. His OPS+ is 106 while his slugging percentage is at .467. 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 5.02, J.A. Happ has a 7-4 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 71 strikeouts over the 89.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 92 hits. He's allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 316 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 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. Gleyber Torres comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .360. He has 88 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 301 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .528 with an OPS+ of 132. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .336 this season and he has an OBP of .383. He has collected 113 hits in 336 at bats while driving in 63 runs. He has an OPS+ of 137 and a slugging percentage of .518. 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 -290
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