New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 9/9/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Yankees (-125) Blue Jays (+105)
Gary Sanchez and the New York Yankees (21-20, 3rd in AL East) head to Sahlen Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Toronto Blue Jays (23-18, 2nd in AL East). The odds on this matchup have the Yankees priced at -125 and the Blue Jays are at +105. The over/under has been set at 10.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Deivi Garcia and Tanner Roark.
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
9/7/2020 Wilmer Font RP Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/7/2020 Teoscar Hernandez RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/5/2020 Ken Giles RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
9/5/2020 Yennsy Diaz RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/31/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed 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
8/30/2020 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 21-20 overall record this season. Garcia (0-1 win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.00 and he has gone up against 44 opposing batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.53 (4 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.078. He has given up 9 base hits (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has 2 walks. Garcia has taken the ball for 10 innings and has racked up 12 strikeouts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.63 and they have given up 127 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the bullpen and they've struck out 157 hitters and walked 71 batters. As a team, New York allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.56. The Yankees pitchers collectively have given up 306 base hits and 169 earned runs. They have allowed 60 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. New York as a pitching staff has walked 126 batters and struck out 351. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.69.
As a team New York is hitting .237, good for 20th in the league. The Yankees hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Gary Sanchez is hitting .130 with an on-base percentage of .237. He has 13 hits this season in 100 at bats with 15 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .350 and an OPS+ of 60. Luke Voit is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .353. He has totaled 37 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 134 at bats. His OPS+ is 162 while his slugging percentage is at .619. The Yankees have 303 hits, including 52 doubles and 61 home runs. New York has walked 159 times so far this season and they have struck out 338 times as a unit. They have left 273 men on base and have a team OPS of .756. They score 4.73 runs per contest and have scored a total of 194 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 23-18 overall mark this year. During his MLB career, Roark has allowed 1,087 base hits while earning 918 K's in 1,131 innings. He has given up a total of 473 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.253 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.78 and he has gone up against 4,725 hitters thus far in his career. Roark (76-65 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.76 earned run average and has given up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.25 and they have given up 149 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 195 batters and walked 94 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 329 base knocks and 159 earned runs this season. They have given up 51 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 163 hitters and struck out 368 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 10th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Vladimir Guerrero Jr comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .339. He has 39 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 152 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .441 with an OPS+ of 109. Travis Shaw is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 29 hits in 118 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .407. The Blue Jays as a unit have 361 base hits, including 71 doubles and 65 homers. Toronto has walked 152 times this year and they have struck out on 338 occasions. They have had 281 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 5.07 runs per game and totaled 208 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Yankees/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays (+105)
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