New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 6/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-116) Toronto (-105)
Michael King and the New York Yankees (34-32, 3rd in AL East) are headed to Sahlen Field on Thursday where they'll take on the Toronto Blue Jays (33-32, 4th in AL East). The Blue Jays open this matchup at -105 while the Yankees are coming in at -116. The total is set at 11. The expected starting pitchers are Michael King and Anthony Kay.
New York has a slugging rate of .389 and have been rung up 605 times, while taking a walk on 255 occasions. They have accumulated 236 runs batted in and 510 hits this season, and their batting average sits at .234. The Yankees have tallied 81 doubles as a team and have knocked 83 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 258 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .317. As a squad, the New York Yankees are notching 3.9 runs per game, which has them at 25th in the league.
The Yankees are sitting with a team ERA of 3.59 so far this year (8th in the league), and their staff has rung up 623 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.42 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.14. Yankees pitchers have surrendered 72 home runs and 264 total runs (9th in the league). They have walked 182 batters and their FIP comes in at 3.67 as a unit so far this year.
Yankees bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 53 times in addition to having 81 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 29 holds this season (20th in baseball). The Yankees bullpen have a save percentage of 73.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 53 save situations. They have recorded 17 saves so far this year and have not converted 6 out of their 23 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 62 base runners on the year with 22.6% of those runners crossed home plate. The Yankees have dispatched 198 relievers to the mound on the year.
The Yankees have transformed 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,289 innings, which has them sitting at 9th in MLB. The New York Yankees have accumulated 1,763 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 570 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them sitting 18th in professional baseball, and have 431 double plays.
King has taken the ball for 59 innings and has earned 55 strikeouts thus far in his career. King (1-5 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.53 and he has faced 268 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.43 (36 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.425. He has allowed 61 base hits (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has 24 free passes.
The Blue Jays have a team slugging percentage of .449 and they score 5.03 runs per game (4th in the league). They have put up 99 doubles, while walking 197 times as well as scoring 327 runs. Toronto has tallied 101 HRs for the season as well as 309 runs batted in. They have struck out on 546 instances (25th in MLB) and have tallied 580 base knocks. The Toronto Blue Jays have compiled an on-base percentage of .326 in addition to a batting average of .262 for the season.
The Blue Jays have a WHIP of 1.284 with a FIP of 4.33 as a team for the season. They have a ranking of 14th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 512. The Toronto pitching staff have relinquished 279 runs on the campaign while holding a team ERA of 4.02 (251 earned runs given up). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.81 (591 strikeouts vs 210 bases on balls). They have given up 86 dingers and they allow 4.47 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball).
With 55 save situations, the Blue Jays have compiled 32 holds in addition to 9 blown saves. Toronto has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 20 save opportunities and they have walked away with 11 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 75 times in high leverage situations and on 75 occasions with base runners. Toronto relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.1% out of 106 inherited runners. They are ranked 23rd in baseball holding a save rate of 55.0%, and they have sent 222 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign.
In 5,064 innings on the field, the Blue Jays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (19th in MLB). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 59 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .983 (15th in pro baseball). The Blue Jays have 597 assists, 39 errors and have notched a total of 1,688 putouts on the campaign.
Kay (3-2 career mark) has a 5.81 earned run average while allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.90 and he has faced 242 batters during his pro baseball career. He has given up 34 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.614 and a FIP of 4.5. So far in his pro baseball career, Kay has given up 56 base knocks while he has accumulated 55 strikeouts in 52 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (-116)
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