Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2021
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-132) New York (+105)
Nestor Cortes Jr and the New York Yankees (78-60, 2nd in AL East) play the Toronto Blue Jays (75-62, 4th in AL East) at Yankee Stadium on Thursday. The Yankees open this contest at +105 while the Blue Jays are priced at -132. The over/under is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Jose Berrios and Nestor Cortes Jr.
The Blue Jays have accounted for 232 doubles as a unit and have hit 213 balls out of the park. Toronto is slugging .457 and have been rung up 1,048 times, while drawing a walk on 412 occasions. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are compiling 5.1 runs per outing, which has them at 3rd in the league. They have 672 runs batted in and 1,218 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate is at .264. They have tallied 698 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .328.
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The Blue Jays are sitting with a team ERA of 3.84 on the campaign (10th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,235 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 398 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.05 as a team for the year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.10 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.23. Blue Jays pitchers have allowed 166 long balls and also 558 runs in total (8th in baseball).
The Blue Jays have sent 462 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 211 runners over the course of the season with 29.9% of those players crossed the plate. They have recorded 26 saves so far this year and have blown 17 of 43 save opportunities. The Blue Jays relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 60.5% and stepped onto the hill in 100 save situations. The relief pitchers have 54 holds so far this season (29th in the league). Blue Jays pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 148 times in addition to having 139 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Blue Jays have transformed 69.7% of balls in play into outs out of 10,623 innings, ranking them 14th in professional baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have amassed 3,541 putouts thus far, as well as 1,167 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which ranks 21st in MLB, and they have turned 894 double plays.
Berrios has thrown 819 frames and is sitting with 822 K's during his pro baseball career. Berrios (58-45 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.98 and he has gone up against 3,462 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.06 (370 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.236. He has allowed 752 hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has had 261 walks.
The Yankees hold a team slugging % of .397 and they earn 4.31 runs per contest (20th in MLB). They have hit 185 doubles, while taking a walk 545 times and putting up 595 runs. New York has compiled 175 HRs on the campaign as well as 555 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 1,267 occasions (7th in baseball) and have recorded 1,071 base hits. The New York Yankees hold an OBP of .323 in addition to a team batting average of .236 for the season.
The Yankees have a WHIP of 1.179 in addition to having a FIP of 3.85 as a pitching staff this year. They are currently ranked 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,026. The New York pitching staff have given up 556 runs this year while having a team ERA of 3.69 (500 earned runs conceded). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.18 (1,313 strikeouts vs 413 walks). They have conceded 161 long balls and they allow 4.10 runs per 9 innings (5th in baseball).
Sitting with 141 save situations, the Yankees have earned 72 holds in addition to 22 blown saves. New York has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 64 save chances and they have earned 42 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 184 times in high leverage situations and on 133 occasions with runners on base. New York bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 27.0% out of their 178 inherited base runners. They sit at 7th in the league holding a save rate of 65.6%, and they have dispatched 426 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the year.
The New York Yankees have twisted 99 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (25th in pro baseball). The Yankees have 1,129 assists, 83 errors and have accumulated 3,636 putouts on the season. Out of their 10,908 innings on the field, the Yankees have a efficiency on defense of 70.5% (6th in professional baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Cortes Jr has surrendered 149 base knocks while he has accumulated 151 strikeouts in 146 innings pitched. He has given up 79 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.421 and being the owner of a FIP of 5.3. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.56 and he has gone up against 640 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Cortes Jr (7-4 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a 4.86 ERA and has conceded 9.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (-132)
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