Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/8/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees
Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+100) New York (-125)
Luis Gil and the New York Yankees (78-59, 2nd in AL East) play the Toronto Blue Jays (74-62, 4th in AL East) at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The line on this game has the Blue Jays priced at +100 and the Yankees are at -125. The total opens at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Alek Manoah and Luis Gil.
The Blue Jays have earned 231 doubles as a squad and have hit 210 balls out of the stadium. Toronto has a slugging rate of .457 and have been called out on strikes 1,041 times, while drawing a walk on 408 occasions. As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are recording 5.1 runs per contest, which ranks them 3rd in baseball. They have earned 667 RBI's as well as 1,211 hits on the year, and their average at the plate is sitting at .264. They have earned a total of 693 runs and have an on-base percentage of .328.
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The Blue Jays hold a team ERA of 3.86 on the season (10th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,227 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 398 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.07 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.08 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.23. Blue Jays pitchers have given up 166 home runs in addition to 557 total runs (8th in the league).
The Blue Jays have dispatched 459 relievers to the mound on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 211 base runners on the year with 29.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have tallied 26 saves this season and have blown 17 of 43 save opportunities. The Blue Jays bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 60.5% and has come into the game in 99 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 53 holds so far this season (29th in MLB). Blue Jays relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 148 times in addition to having 139 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Blue Jays have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 10,623 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 14th in professional baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have earned a total of 3,541 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,167 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which puts them in 21st in MLB, and have accumulated 894 double plays.
Manoah (5-2 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 4.06 while he has gone up against 333 hitters in the majors. He has given up 59 base knocks (6.7 hits per nine innings) and has had 28 free passes. His earned run average is 3.63 (32 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.097. Manoah has pitched in 79 innings and has tallied 88 punch outs in his MLB career.
New York has 175 long balls this season as well as 554 RBIs. They have recorded 185 doubles, while walking 545 times as well as putting up 594 runs. The New York Yankees have accounted for an on-base percentage of .324 as well as a batting average of .236 on the year. The Yankees hold a team SLG% of .398 and they average 4.34 runs per contest (20th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,259 occasions (8th in the league) and have totaled 1,063 base knocks.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.178 and have a FIP of 3.83 as a squad so far this season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.19 (1,306 strikeouts vs 409 free passes). They come in at 4th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 1,019. They have conceded 158 homers and they surrender 4.09 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball). The New York pitching staff have surrendered 551 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.68 (496 earned runs surrendered).
New York relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.3% of 176 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 184 times in high leverage situations and on 131 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 141 save situations, the Yankees have tallied 72 holds and also 22 blown saves. They are ranked 8th in the league with a save rate of 65.6%, and they have dispatched 422 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this year. New York has had relievers step onto the hill in 64 save chances and they have come away with 42 saves.
The New York Yankees have twisted 99 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (25th in pro baseball). The Yankees have accrued 1,129 assists, 83 errors and have accounted for 3,636 putouts so far this season. In 10,908 innings on the field, the Yankees have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (6th in pro baseball).
In his career, Gil has allowed 9 hits and he has 18 punch outs in 15 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 0 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.021 and a FIP of 2.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.57 and he has gone up against 64 opposing hitters so far in his career. Gil (1-0 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 0.00 ERA and has given up 5.2 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (+100)
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