New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 9/23/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-280) Blue Jays (+230)
Sahlen Field is the site where Cavan Biggio and the Toronto Blue Jays (28-26, 3rd in AL East) will play the New York Yankees (31-23, 2nd in AL East) on Wednesday. The Blue Jays open this contest at +230 while the Yankees are priced at -280. The total is set at 9. The starting pitchers are Masahiro Tanaka and Chase Anderson.
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
9/22/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 22
9/22/2020 Julian Merryweather RP Elbow Out for the season
9/21/2020 Ken Giles RP Elbow Out for the season
9/21/2020 Nate Pearson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
9/21/2020 Rafael Dolis RP Knee Probable for Sep 22
9/17/2020 Jacob Waguespack RP Back Out for the season
9/16/2020 Derek Fisher RF Knee Out for the season
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 31-23 overall record this season. Tanaka (78-45 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.94 while he has faced 4,276 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.73 (435 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.123. He has surrendered 975 base knocks (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 205 free passes. Tanaka has pitched in 1,051 frames and has tallied 986 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 163 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .202 against the bullpen and they've struck out 193 hitters and walked 86 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 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 4.3. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 402 base hits and 214 earned runs. They have allowed 76 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 153 batters and struck out 474. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.24 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team New York is hitting .247, good for 13th in the league. The Yankees hold a .459 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .341, which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Gleyber Torres is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 29 hits this season in 117 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .385 and an OPS+ of 110. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .365 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .420. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 24 men in 170 at bats. His OPS+ is 182 while his slugging percentage is at .612. The Yankees have 424 hits, including 78 doubles and 91 home runs. New York has walked 223 times so far this season and they have struck out 432 times as a unit. They have left 358 men on base and have a team OPS of .800. They score 5.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 287 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 28-26 overall mark this year. During his MLB career, Anderson has conceded 841 base hits while he has earned 750 strikeouts in 886 innings pitched. He has surrendered 399 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.277 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.59 and he has faced 3,713 hitters in his pro baseball career. Anderson (53-42 career mark) has earned a 4.05 earned run average while surrendering 8.5 hits per nine innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 228 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .211 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 247 batters and walked 134 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.65. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 464 base knocks and 243 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 232 hitters and struck out 475 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.48 while their FIP as a staff is 4.88.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 12th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Cavan Biggio comes into this matchup batting .244 with an OBP of .372. He has 49 hits this year along with 24 RBI in 201 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .403 with an OPS+ of 114. Randal Grichuk is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 51 hits in 194 at bats while driving in 30 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .464. The Blue Jays as a unit have 458 base hits, including 94 doubles and 78 homers. Toronto has walked 191 times this year and they have struck out on 455 occasions. They have had 358 men left on base and have an OPS of .761. They have scored 4.87 runs per game and totaled 263 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays (+230)
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