Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/16/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees
Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jays (+233) Yankees (-260)
Yankee Stadium is the site where Aaron Hicks and the New York Yankees (26-21, 3rd in AL East) will play the Toronto Blue Jays (26-20, 2nd in AL East) on Wednesday. The odds on this contest have the Blue Jays coming in at +233 and the Yankees are at -260. The total opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Tanner Roark and Gerrit Cole.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
9/11/2020 Nate Pearson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
9/11/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/11/2020 Jordan Romano RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/11/2020 Matt Shoemaker SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
9/9/2020 Rowdy Tellez 1B Knee Out for the season
9/7/2020 Teoscar Hernandez RF Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 21
9/7/2020 Wilmer Font RP Lower Leg Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
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 Jonathan Loaisiga RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
9/11/2020 Giancarlo Stanton DH Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 18
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. Roark has taken the mound for 1,135 innings and is sitting with 921 K's during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.77 (475 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.253. He has surrendered 1,089 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 333 free passes. Roark (76-65 record in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.16 while going up against 4,742 hitters in the majors. 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 19th 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 4.43.
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 16th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Cavan Biggio is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 44 hits this season in 174 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .431 and an OPS+ of 118. Bo Bichette is hitting .333 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 13 men in 69 at bats. His OPS+ is 157 while his slugging percentage is at .609. 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. Cole (99-55 record in his career) has earned a 3.22 earned run average while giving up 7.7 hits per 9 innings. His SO/W ratio is 4.29 and he has faced 5,081 batters during his MLB career. During his MLB career, Cole has allowed 1,079 hits while he has totaled 1,415 strikeouts in 1,254 frames. He has conceded 448 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.124 and having a FIP of 3.2. 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 12th 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. Aaron Hicks comes into this matchup batting .208 with an OBP of .373. He has 26 hits this year along with 13 RBI in 125 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .384 with an OPS+ of 111. DJ LeMahieu is hitting .350 this season and he has an OBP of .399. He has collected 49 hits in 140 at bats while driving in 14 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .536. 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 (+233)
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