New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 5/4/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-115) Toronto (-105)
The Toronto Blue Jays (15-9) welcome the New York Yankees (17-6) at Rogers Centre on Wednesday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Yankees at -115 while the Blue Jays are coming in at -105. The over/under comes in at 8. The starting pitchers will be Nestor Cortes Jr and Yusei Kikuchi.
The Yankees have tallied 34 two-baggers as a team and have hit 32 baseballs out of the park. New York has a slugging percentage of .420 and have been called out on strikes 192 times, while taking a walk on 78 occasions. As a team, the New York Yankees are knocking in 4.7 runs per game, which has them at 3rd in the league. They have 102 RBI's as well as 188 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .247. They have 109 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .322.
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Yankees pitchers have given up 15 home runs and 67 runs in total (2nd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 72 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.14 as a unit so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.00 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.17. The Yankees have an earned run average of 2.69 this year (2nd in the league), and the staff has struck out 216 hitters.
Yankees bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 32 times in addition to having 38 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 23 holds this season (1st in MLB). The Yankees relief pitchers have a save percentage of 76.9% and has come into the game in 37 save situations. They have tallied 10 saves so far this season and have blown 3 of 13 chances to save the game. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 51 base runners for the year with 19.6% of them earned a run for their team. The Yankees have dispatched 89 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Yankees have transformed 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 1,869 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 16th in baseball. The New York Yankees have accumulated 623 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 227 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .993 which puts them in 1st in the majors, and have a total of 16 double plays.
Cortes Jr has taken the hill for 192 innings and has accumulated 211 K's in his MLB career. Cortes Jr (8-5 career win-loss record) sits with a FIP of 4.72 while he has gone up against 820 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.30 (92 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.313. He has surrendered 187 base hits (8.7 hits per nine innings) with 66 walks.
The Toronto Blue Jays have accounted for a team OBP of .304 as well as a team batting average of .245 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 200 occasions (11th in MLB) and have accounted for 195 base hits. Toronto has accounted for 31 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 93 runs batted in. The Blue Jays have a team slugging percentage of .407 and they score 3.92 runs per contest (20th in MLB). They have 36 doubles, while taking a walk 60 times and scoring 94 runs.
The Blue Jays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.191 in addition to having a FIP of 3.38 as a staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.38 (203 strikeouts vs 60 bases on balls). They are currently ranked 27th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 195. They have relinquished 21 home runs and they relinquish 3.95 runs per 9 innings (13th in baseball). The Toronto pitching staff have yielded 94 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.66 (87 earned runs relinquished).
With 37 save situations, the Blue Jays have accrued 19 holds and 5 blown saves. Toronto has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 17 save opportunities and they have come away with 12 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 41 times in high leverage situations and on 21 occasions with runners on. Toronto relievers have an inherited score rate of 31.3% out of 32 inherited runners. They sit at 16th in baseball with a save rate of 70.6%, and they have sent 94 relievers to the hill for the season.
The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten 15 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (13th in professional baseball). The Blue Jays have accrued 204 assists, 12 errors and have a total of 643 putouts so far this year. In 1,929 innings on the field, the Blue Jays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (20th in MLB).
In his pro baseball career, Kikuchi has given up 396 hits and he has 339 K's in 380 innings. He has allowed 211 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.422 and a FIP of 5.0. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.34 and he has faced 1,653 batters so far in his career. Kikuchi (15-25 win-loss mark in his career) has a 4.99 earned run average while allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-115)
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