New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 9/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: New York (+110) Toronto (-135)
Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees (89-67, 2nd in AL East) are headed to Rogers Centre on Wednesday where they'll take on the Toronto Blue Jays (87-69, 4th in AL East). The odds on this game have the Yankees coming in at +110 and the Blue Jays are at -135. The total opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Gerrit Cole and Jose Berrios.
The Yankees have accumulated 207 doubles as a squad and have hit 213 balls out of the stadium. New York has a slugging percentage of .408 and have struck out 1,425 times, while drawing a walk on 608 occasions. As a team, the New York Yankees are earning 4.4 runs per outing, which has them at 18th in baseball. They have amassed 642 runs batted in as well as 1,225 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average sits at .239. They have earned 687 runs scored and have an OBP of .325.
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The Yankees are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.71 on the season (4th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 1,513 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.19 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.20. Yankees pitchers have surrendered 187 home runs in addition to 643 total runs (9th in the league). They have walked 474 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.88 as a unit for the season.
Yankees pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 154 times and also have had 212 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 80 holds this season (13th in the league). The Yankees relievers have earned a save percentage of 64.4% and has entered the game in 158 save situations. They have accumulated 47 saves on the season and have blown 26 of their 73 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 209 base runners over the course of the season and 27.8% of those players crossed home plate. The Yankees have sent 488 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Yankees have converted 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 12,441 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 11th in the majors. The New York Yankees have 4,147 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,277 assists and 98 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .982 which has them sitting 26th in baseball, and have a total of 1,001 double plays.
Cole has thrown 1,443 innings and has totaled 1,667 K's during his career. Cole (117-63 career record) holds a FIP of 3.07 while he has faced 5,830 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.18 (510 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.110. He has surrendered 1,229 hits (7.7 hits per 9 innings) with 373 walks.
The Toronto Blue Jays have recorded an on-base percentage of .330 as well as a team batting average of .265 so far this year. They have been rung up on 1,181 occasions (29th in MLB) and have earned 1,394 hits. Toronto has recorded 248 home runs this year as well as 778 RBIs. The Blue Jays hold a team slugging percentage of .462 and they tally 5.18 runs per game (3rd in MLB). They have hit 268 two-baggers, while getting a free base 484 times and racking up 808 runs.
The Toronto pitching staff have relinquished 636 runs on the campaign while having a team ERA of 3.88 (583 earned runs conceded). They have yielded 198 home runs and they surrender 4.24 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB). The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.235 and have a FIP of 4.16 as a squad on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.07 (1,410 strikeouts vs 460 bases on balls). They come in at 10th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,209.
With 116 save situations, the Blue Jays have accrued 64 holds and also 17 blown saves. Toronto has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 49 save chances and they have walked away with 32 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 154 times in high leverage situations in addition to 163 occasions with runners on. Toronto relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.3% out of their 233 inherited runners. They are ranked 9th in MLB holding a save rate of 65.3%, and they have sent 519 relievers to the mound for the season.
The Toronto Blue Jays have twisted 118 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (20th in MLB). The Blue Jays have 1,325 assists, 88 errors and have notched a total of 4,054 putouts on the season. In their 12,162 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (9th in professional baseball).
Thus far in his career, Berrios has conceded 770 hits and he has 850 punch outs in 845 innings. He has allowed 379 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.225 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.20 and he has gone up against 3,566 opposing batters during his MLB career. Berrios (60-47 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.03 ERA while giving up 8.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take New York (+110)
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