New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 6/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-175) Toronto (+140)
Ross Stripling and the Toronto Blue Jays (33-31, 3rd in AL East) host the New York Yankees (33-32, 4th in AL East) at Sahlen Field on Wednesday. The Yankees open this contest at -175 while the Blue Jays are coming in at +140. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The men taking the mound will be Gerrit Cole and Ross Stripling.
New York has a slugging % of .386 and have been called out on strikes 598 times, while drawing a walk on 249 occasions. They have 231 runs batted in as well as 501 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average is .234. The Yankees have tallied 78 doubles as a unit and have hit 80 baseballs out of the stadium. They are sitting with 252 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .317. As a squad, the New York Yankees are scoring 3.9 runs per game, which is 26th in baseball.
The Yankees have a team ERA of 3.58 this year (8th in the league), and their staff has struck out 617 batters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.51 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.13. Yankees pitchers have given up 71 long balls and also 259 total runs (8th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 176 opposing batters and their FIP is 3.64 as a unit on the year.
The Yankees relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 72.7% and has come into the game in 51 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 62 base runners this year and 22.6% of them ended up scoring. Yankees bullpen pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 53 times and also have had 78 appearances in high leverage situations. The Yankees have sent 194 relievers to the mound for the year. The relievers have tallied 28 holds on the year (20th in the league). They have compiled 16 saves on the season and have blown 6 out of their 22 save opportunities.
The New York Yankees have a tally of 1,736 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 561 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which ranks 20th in baseball, and they have twisted 425 double plays. The Yankees have converted 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,208 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 8th in professional baseball.
Cole has taken the mound for 1,349 innings and has tallied 1,543 punch outs during his pro baseball career. Cole (108-58 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.05 while facing 5,439 batters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.14 (471 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.104. He has surrendered 1,147 base knocks (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 343 walks.
The Toronto Blue Jays have accumulated an on-base percentage of .326 and a batting average of .262 for the season. They have been rung up on 540 occasions (25th in the league) and have accounted for 571 hits. Toronto has knocked in 100 HRs for the year to go along with 305 runs batted in. The Blue Jays hold a slugging % of .450 and they average 5.03 runs per game (4th in MLB). They have 98 two-baggers, while getting a free base 191 times and scoring 322 runs.
The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.278 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.26 as a team on the season. They are currently ranked 14th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 503. The Toronto pitching staff have yielded 273 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.99 (245 earned runs yielded). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.86 (584 strikeouts vs 204 free passes). They have surrendered 83 HR's and they yield 4.44 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball).
Toronto relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.4% out of 102 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 72 times in high leverage situations in addition to 72 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 54 save situations, the Blue Jays have earned 32 holds and 8 blown saves. They are currently ranked 22nd in baseball holding a save rate of 57.9%, and they have dispatched 217 relief pitchers to the hill for the season. Toronto has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 19 save chances and they have tallied 11 saves.
The Toronto Blue Jays have twisted 58 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (15th in the majors). The Blue Jays have accrued 582 assists, 38 errors and have earned 1,661 putouts so far this season. Out of their 4,983 innings played, the Blue Jays are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (18th in baseball).
Stripling (25-30 mark in his career) has earned a 3.89 earned run average while conceding 8.9 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.79 and he has faced 2,021 opposing batters so far in his career. He has allowed 209 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.246 and a FIP of 4.0. In his MLB career, Stripling has conceded 480 base hits while tallying 466 punch outs in 484 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-175)
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