New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 6/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: New York (-120) Toronto (+100)
The Toronto Blue Jays (37-27) welcome the New York Yankees (48-16) at Rogers Centre on Sunday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Yankees at -120 while the Blue Jays are sitting at +100. The total is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Gerrit Cole and Yusei Kikuchi.
As a squad, the New York Yankees are scoring 5.1 runs per game, which has them at 2nd in MLB. They have racked up 327 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .327. The Yankees have hit 88 doubles as a team and have hit 105 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 309 runs batted in and 527 hits on the campaign, while their average at the plate is at .248. New York is slugging .440 and have been rung up 517 times, while drawing a walk on 236 occasions.
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The Yankees are sitting with a team earned run average of 2.79 over the course of the season (1st in MLB), and the staff has struck out 583 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 154 players from the other team and their FIP is 3.17 as a squad this season. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.79 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.05. Yankees pitchers have allowed 50 home runs and also 187 runs (1st in MLB).
Yankees relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 66 times as well as having 82 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have a total of 44 holds this season (3rd in baseball). The Yankees relief pitchers have a save rate of 75.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 78 save situations. They have compiled 24 saves this year and have blown 8 of 32 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 91 base runners on the season with 29.7% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Yankees have dispatched 198 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Yankees have converted 72.3% of baseballs in play into outs in their 5,205 innings, which has them sitting at 1st in MLB. The New York Yankees have 1,735 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 604 assists and 26 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .989 which puts them in 3rd in MLB, and they have turned 40 double plays.
Cole has taken the mound for 1,522 innings and has 1,764 strikeouts during his MLB career. Cole (123-64 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.10 while he has gone up against 6,154 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.20 (542 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.109. He has given up 1,298 base knocks (7.7 hits per 9 innings) and has had 391 free passes.
Toronto has knocked in 80 HRs on the campaign to go along with 283 RBIs. They have notched 123 doubles, while taking a walk 196 times as well as scoring 291 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have tallied a team on-base percentage of .324 in addition to a batting average of .257 so far this season. The Blue Jays have a team slugging percentage of .428 and they earn 4.55 runs per outing (11th in MLB). They have been rung up on 498 instances (24th in MLB) and have a total of 556 base hits.
The Toronto pitching staff have conceded 264 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 3.82 (241 earned runs yielded). They have allowed 66 home runs and they allow 4.19 runs per 9 innings (12th in the league). The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.206 in addition to having a FIP of 3.76 as a team this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.31 (529 strikeouts vs 160 free passes). They come in at 15th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 524.
Toronto has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 32 save chances and they have earned 21 saves. They sit at 14th in MLB with a save rate of 65.6%, and they have dispatched 235 relievers onto the field for the year. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 84 times in high leverage situations and on 66 occasions with runners on base. Toronto bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.3% of 99 inherited base runners. Sitting with 75 save situations, the Blue Jays have 41 holds and also 11 blown saves.
Out of their 5,106 innings played, the Blue Jays have a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (14th in pro baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 50 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (7th in baseball). The Blue Jays have 552 assists, 30 errors and have accumulated 1,702 putouts so far this year.
Kikuchi (17-27 career record) holds a 4.95 ERA while allowing 9.2 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.33 and he has gone up against 1,808 batters thus far in his career. He has conceded a total of 229 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.420 and a FIP of 5.0. So far in his career, Kikuchi has conceded 427 hits while accumulating 382 K's in 416 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-120)
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