Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/15/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees
Date: Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jays (+138) Yankees (-149)
DJ LeMahieu and the New York Yankees (26-21, 3rd in AL East) host the Toronto Blue Jays (26-20, 2nd in AL East) at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday. The Blue Jays open this game at +138 while the Yankees are coming in at -149. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Taijuan Walker and Deivi Garcia.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
9/11/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/11/2020 Nate Pearson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/11/2020 Matt Shoemaker SP 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
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 Yennsy Diaz RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/27/2020 Trent Thornton SP Elbow Out for the season
Key New York Yankees Injuries
9/11/2020 Giancarlo Stanton DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
9/11/2020 Jonathan Loaisiga RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/10/2020 James Paxton SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/4/2020 Gio Urshela 3B Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 26-20 overall record this season. Walker (34-33 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.31 while facing 2,422 hitters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 3.88 (246 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.250. He has conceded 531 base knocks (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 182 walks. Walker has pitched in 570 frames and has 514 K's thus far in his career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.66 and they have given up 179 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the bullpen and they've struck out 216 hitters and walked 105 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 4.04. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 379 base hits and 183 earned runs. They have allowed 56 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 187 batters and struck out 411. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Toronto is hitting .252, good for 12th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Bo Bichette is hitting .333 with an on-base percentage of .361. He has 23 hits this season in 69 at bats with 13 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .609 and an OPS+ of 158. Cavan Biggio is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .372. He has totaled 44 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 174 at bats. His OPS+ is 119 while his slugging percentage is at .431. The Blue Jays have 393 hits, including 78 doubles and 68 home runs. Toronto has walked 166 times so far this season and they have struck out 386 times as a unit. They have left 309 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 223 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 26-21 overall mark this year. Garcia has surrendered 14 base knocks while he has tallied 18 punchouts in 17 frames. He has surrendered 6 ER's while holding a WHIP of 0.930 and a FIP of 3.1. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 9.00 and he has faced 70 opposing batters thus far in his career. Garcia (1-1 win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.14 ERA while allowing 7.3 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 131 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the Yankees bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 173 batters and walked 73 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Yankees pitchers as a team have surrendered 332 base knocks and 175 earned runs this season. They have given up 64 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 411 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 4.42.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 21st in the league. The Yankees hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 10th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. DJ LeMahieu comes into this matchup batting .350 with an OBP of .399. He has 49 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 140 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .536 with an OPS+ of 156. Aaron Hicks is hitting .208 this season and he has an OBP of .373. He has collected 26 hits in 125 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 112 and a slugging percentage of .384. The Yankees as a unit have 347 base hits, including 61 doubles and 69 homers. New York has walked 185 times this year and they have struck out on 377 occasions. They have had 314 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They have scored 4.74 runs per game and totaled 223 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Yankees MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays (+138)
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