New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 9/22/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-225) Blue Jays (+204)
Randal Grichuk and the Toronto Blue Jays (27-26, 3rd in AL East) host the New York Yankees (31-22, 2nd in AL East) at Sahlen Field on Tuesday. The moneyline on this game has the Yankees priced at -225 and the Blue Jays are at +204. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Gerrit Cole and Tanner Roark.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
9/16/2020 James Paxton SP Forearm Out for the season
8/6/2020 Tommy Kahnle RP Elbow Out for the season
6/28/2020 Luis Severino SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
9/21/2020 Rafael Dolis RP Knee Probable for Sep 21
9/20/2020 Matt Shoemaker SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/18/2020 Nate Pearson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/17/2020 Jacob Waguespack RP Back Out for the season
9/16/2020 Derek Fisher RF Knee Out for the season
9/16/2020 Ken Giles RP Forearm Out for the season
9/15/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/15/2020 Yennsy Diaz RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/11/2020 Jordan Romano RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/9/2020 Rowdy Tellez 1B Knee Out for the season
8/27/2020 Trent Thornton SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 31-22 overall record this season. Cole (100-55 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.16 and he has gone up against 5,107 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.20 (449 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.121. He has surrendered 1,082 hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) with 332 walks. Cole has pitched in 1,261 innings and has accumulated 1,423 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 155 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the bullpen and they've struck out 187 hitters and walked 83 batters. As a team, New York allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 389 base hits and 204 earned runs. They have allowed 74 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 149 batters and struck out 462. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
As a team New York is hitting .247, good for 13th in the league. The Yankees hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .342, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .361 with an on-base percentage of .418. He has 60 hits this season in 166 at bats with 24 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .614 and an OPS+ of 182. Gleyber Torres is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .363. He has totaled 29 hits and he has driven in 14 men in 115 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Yankees have 416 hits, including 75 doubles and 91 home runs. New York has walked 218 times so far this season and they have struck out 429 times as a unit. They have left 351 men on base and have a team OPS of .803. They score 5.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 282 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 27-26 overall mark this year. In his MLB career, Roark has surrendered 1,095 base knocks while he has earned 925 punchouts in 1,139 frames. He has given up 481 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.255 and having a FIP of 4.2. His SO/W ratio is 2.76 and he has gone up against 4,762 batters thus far in his career. Roark (76-66 career record) is the owner of a 3.80 ERA while conceding 8.7 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 223 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 245 batters and walked 131 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 456 base knocks and 238 earned runs this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 227 hitters and struck out 472 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 12th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .296. He has 49 hits this year along with 28 RBI in 190 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .447 with an OPS+ of 102. Cavan Biggio is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 49 hits in 198 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Blue Jays as a unit have 445 base hits, including 91 doubles and 76 homers. Toronto has walked 187 times this year and they have struck out on 443 occasions. They have had 352 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.75 runs per game and totaled 252 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays (+204)
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