New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 9/8/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-105) Blue Jays (-105)
Sahlen Field is the site where Travis Shaw and the Toronto Blue Jays (22-18, 2nd in AL East) will take on the New York Yankees (21-19, 3rd in AL East) on Tuesday. The Yankees open this game at -105 while the Blue Jays are priced at -105. The total opens at 10. The pitchers who are expected to start are J.A. Happ and Taijuan Walker.
Key New York Yankees Injuries
9/6/2020 Giancarlo Stanton DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
9/4/2020 Jonathan Loaisiga RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 12
9/4/2020 Gio Urshela 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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
9/6/2020 Teoscar Hernandez RF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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 21-19 overall record this season. Happ has thrown 1,717 innings and has accumulated 1,512 K's during his career. His earned run average is 4.00 (764 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.308. He has allowed 1,629 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) with 616 free passes. Happ (122-91 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.31 while he has faced 7,283 batters during his time in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.21 and they have given up 121 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .197 against the bullpen and they've struck out 153 hitters and walked 64 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 294 base hits and 158 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 117 batters and struck out 346. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 4.63.
As a team New York is hitting .236, good for 20th in the league. The Yankees hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Luke Voit is hitting .269 with an on-base percentage of .345. He has 35 hits this season in 130 at bats with 28 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .600 and an OPS+ of 153. Gary Sanchez is hitting .130 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .237. He has totaled 13 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 100 at bats. His OPS+ is 59 while his slugging percentage is at .350. The Yankees have 294 hits, including 50 doubles and 58 home runs. New York has walked 153 times so far this season and they have struck out 332 times as a unit. They have left 264 men on base and have a team OPS of .752. They score 4.67 runs per contest and have scored a total of 187 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 22-18 overall mark this year. Walker (34-33 career record) is the owner of a 3.91 earned run average while giving up 8.4 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 2.89 and he has gone up against 2,403 opposing batters in his career. So far in his MLB career, Walker has allowed 529 hits while he has accumulated 511 punchouts in 566 innings. He has given up a total of 246 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.247 and a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.22 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 194 batters and walked 90 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 320 base knocks and 152 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 22nd in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 157 hitters and struck out 362 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .255, good for 11th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Travis Shaw comes into this matchup batting .239 with an OBP of .312. He has 27 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 113 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .398 with an OPS+ of 92. Vladimir Guerrero Jr is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 37 hits in 148 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 107 and a slugging percentage of .439. The Blue Jays as a unit have 349 base hits, including 67 doubles and 64 homers. Toronto has walked 143 times this year and they have struck out on 333 occasions. They have had 271 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 4.9 runs per game and totaled 196 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Yankees (-105)
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