New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 4/12/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Monday, April 12, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-135) Toronto (+125)
Hyun Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays (3-5, 5th in AL East) play the New York Yankees (3-4, 3rd in AL East) at TD Ballpark on Monday. The Blue Jays open this matchup at +125 while the Yankees are priced at -135. The O/U has been set at 9. The pitchers expected to start will be Gerrit Cole and Hyun Jin Ryu.
The Yankees have hit 9 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 8 baseballs out of the stadium. New York has a slugging rate of .384 and have been rung up 65 times, while drawing a walk on 29 occasions. As a squad, the New York Yankees are compiling 4.3 runs per game, which is 13th in the league. They have 29 runs batted in as well as 60 hits for the season, while their average at the plate is at .248. They have accumulated 30 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .328.
The Yankees have a team earned run average of 2.63 on the season (3rd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 84 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 14 players from the other team and their FIP is 2.92 as a team on the campaign. They have a K/BB ratio of 6.00 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 0.97. Yankees pitchers have surrendered 8 home runs and also 25 runs in total (21st in MLB).
The Yankees have sent 22 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 9 runners on the campaign and 22.2% of those players crossed the plate. They have accumulated 1 save this year. The Yankees bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 100.0% and has come into the game in 3 save situations. The bullpen have recorded 2 holds on the year (21st in MLB). Yankees bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 7 times and also have had 9 appearances in high leverage situations.
Cole (102-55 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.09 while he has gone up against 5,179 hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 1,096 hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 334 walks. His earned run average is 3.18 (452 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.117. Cole has taken the ball for 1,280 innings and has tallied 1,451 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career.
The Toronto Blue Jays have recorded an on-base percentage of .272 in addition to a batting average of .202 on the season. They have struck out on 84 occasions (4th in MLB) and have earned 55 base hits. Toronto has knocked in 11 home runs for the year as well as 22 runs batted in. The Blue Jays have a SLG% of .346 and they score 3.25 runs per outing (25th in the league). They have put up 6 two-baggers, while getting a free base 20 times as well as scoring 26 runs.
The Toronto pitching staff have conceded 33 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.38 (27 earned runs conceded). They have given up 10 dingers and they yield 4.13 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league). The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.264 in addition to having a FIP of 4.10 as a squad over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.00 (75 strikeouts against 25 free passes). They have a ranking of 6th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 66.
Sitting with 6 save situations, the Blue Jays have 2 holds and also 1 blown save. Toronto has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 3 save opportunities and they have come away with 2 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 16 times in high leverage situations and also on 10 occasions with runners on. Toronto bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 46.0% of 13 inherited base runners. They rank 14th in baseball with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have sent 32 relievers to the mound for the season.
During his career, Ryu has allowed 769 base knocks and he has 749 strikeouts in 819 frames. Ryu (59-36 win-loss mark in his career) has a 2.95 ERA and has allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 269 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.160 and having a FIP of 3.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.12 and he has gone up against 3,350 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-135)
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