New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 4/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-172) Toronto (+115)
Ross Stripling and the Toronto Blue Jays (4-6, 5th in AL East) play the New York Yankees (5-5, 2nd in AL East) at TD Ballpark on Wednesday. The Blue Jays open this game at +115 while the Yankees are coming in at -172. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Corey Kluber and Ross Stripling.
The Yankees have accumulated 13 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 11 balls out of the stadium. New York has a slugging percentage of .369 and have struck out 90 times, while being walked on 43 occasions. As a team, the New York Yankees are earning 4.1 runs per contest, which ranks them 19th in MLB. They have accounted for 38 runs batted in and 78 base knocks this season, and their average at the plate sits at .232. They have accounted for 41 runs and hold an OBP of .323.
The Yankees have a team ERA of 2.74 this season (3rd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 121 hitters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 5.76 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 0.99. Yankees pitchers have relinquished 12 home runs in addition to 34 total runs (25th in the league). They have walked 21 batters and their FIP sits at 3.05 as a team this year.
The Yankees have dispatched 32 relievers to the mound this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 10 runners this year with 20.0% of those players earned a run for their team. They have 2 saves so far this year. The Yankees relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 100% and has entered the game in 6 save situations. The relief pitchers have a total of 4 holds on the campaign (17th in MLB). Yankees bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 9 times as well as having 13 appearances in high leverage situations.
Kluber has taken the hill for 1,349 innings and is sitting with 1,470 punch outs thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.17 (475 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.092. He has surrendered 1,175 base hits (7.8 hits per nine innings) and has 298 free passes. Kluber (98-59 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.00 while going up against 5,434 opposing batters in the majors.
Toronto has accounted for 11 long balls this year as well as 37 runs batted in. They have put up 11 two-baggers, while walking 31 times and notching 42 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have accounted for an on-base percentage of .292 and a batting average of .216 this year. The Blue Jays have a SLG% of .344 and they score 4.20 runs per contest (18th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 102 occasions (7th in the league) and have tallied 74 base hits.
The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 37 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 3.10 (31 earned runs conceded). They have relinquished 13 home runs and they surrender 3.70 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Blue Jays have a WHIP of 1.211 and have a FIP of 4.19 as a staff on the year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.82 (93 strikeouts vs 33 walks). They rank 15th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 76.
With 7 save situations, the Blue Jays have accumulated 2 holds and also 1 blown save. Toronto has called on relievers to enter the game in 4 save chances and they have earned 3 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 16 times in high leverage situations and also on 11 occasions with base runners. Toronto bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 42.9% out of their 14 inherited base runners. They are ranked 11th in the league with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have sent 37 relief pitchers onto the field this year.
During his pro baseball career, Stripling has surrendered 441 base knocks while earning 427 K's in 444 innings pitched. Stripling (23-28 career win-loss record) holds a 3.85 ERA while allowing 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 190 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.244 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.9. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.81 and he has faced 1,857 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-172)
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