New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 9/7/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Monday, September 7, 2020
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (+130) Blue Jays (-140)
Sahlen Field is the venue where Cavan Biggio and the Toronto Blue Jays (21-18, 3rd in AL East) will take on the New York Yankees (21-18, 2nd in AL East) on Monday. The Blue Jays open this contest at -140 while the Yankees are coming in at +130. The over/under is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Jordan Montgomery and Hyun Jin Ryu.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
9/4/2020 Gio Urshela 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/4/2020 Jonathan Loaisiga RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
8/31/2020 Giancarlo Stanton DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/28/2020 James Paxton SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 23
8/28/2020 Aaron Judge RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
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
9/5/2020 Yennsy Diaz RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/5/2020 Ken Giles RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/31/2020 Jordan Romano RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/31/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/30/2020 Matt Shoemaker SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/28/2020 Bo Bichette SS Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/27/2020 Trent Thornton SP Elbow Out for the season
8/25/2020 Nate Pearson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Yankees have a 21-18 overall record this season. Montgomery (13-9 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.20 while he has faced 893 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.12 (97 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.260. He has given up 200 hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) with 67 walks. Montgomery has taken the ball for 212 innings and has earned 194 strikeouts during his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .196 against the bullpen and they've struck out 148 hitters and walked 63 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 285 base hits and 156 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 115 batters and struck out 336. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.67.
As a team New York is hitting .239, good for 18th in the league. The Yankees hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Aaron Hicks is hitting .200 with an on-base percentage of .354. He has 21 hits this season in 105 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .371 and an OPS+ of 101. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .376 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .410. He has totaled 41 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 109 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .541. The Yankees have 290 hits, including 50 doubles and 58 home runs. New York has walked 150 times so far this season and they have struck out 323 times as a unit. They have left 257 men on base and have a team OPS of .761. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 186 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
So far in his career, Ryu has given up 733 base knocks while totaling 713 strikeouts in 783 frames. He has given up a total of 257 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.161 and a FIP of 3.4. He has a SO/W ratio of 4.05 and he has gone up against 3,200 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. Ryu (57-34 mark in his career) has earned a 2.95 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.11 and they have given up 142 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 189 batters and walked 86 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.76. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 310 base knocks and 144 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 25th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 150 hitters and struck out 352 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.34 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 13th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Cavan Biggio comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .370. He has 37 hits this year along with 19 RBI in 146 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .438 with an OPS+ of 120. Randal Grichuk is hitting .280 this season and he has an OBP of .320. He has collected 40 hits in 143 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .524. The Blue Jays as a unit have 334 base hits, including 65 doubles and 62 homers. Toronto has walked 134 times this year and they have struck out on 323 occasions. They have had 257 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 186 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Yankees (+130)
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