Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 4/11/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees
Date: Monday, April 11, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-105) New York (-115)
The Toronto Blue Jays (91-71 last season) are hitting the road to Yankee Stadium on Monday where they will compete against the New York Yankees (92-70 last year). The moneyline on this game has the Blue Jays at -105 while the Yankees are opening at -115. The betting total is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Alek Manoah and Jameson Taillon.
As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays recorded 5.2 runs per contest, which had them sitting at 3rd in MLB. They earned 846 runs scored and held an OBP of .330. The Blue Jays hit 285 doubles as a team and smacked 262 balls out of the park. They accounted for 816 runs batted in in addition to 1,455 hits last season, while their average at the plate came in at .266. Toronto had a slugging rate of .466 and were called out on strikes 1,218 times, while being walked on 496 occasions.
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Blue Jays pitchers gave up 209 home runs and also 663 runs in total (8th in MLB). They walked 473 opposing players and their FIP finished at 4.18 as a team last season. Their strikeout to walk ratio was 3.10 and their pitching staff had a team WHIP of 1.23. The Blue Jays had an ERA of 3.91 in the prior season (10th in MLB), and the staff rung up 1,468 hitters.
The Blue Jays sent 537 relievers to the mound over the course of last year. The relievers inherited 239 runners over the course of the prior season with 28.9% of them ended up crossing the plate. They recorded 34 saves last season and blew 18 out of their 52 save opportunities. The Blue Jays relievers had a save percentage of 65.4% and stepped onto the mound in 119 save situations. The relief pitchers notched 64 holds during the previous year (29th in the league). Blue Jays relief pitchers came into the game with runners on base 167 times as well as having 156 outings in high leverage situations.
The Blue Jays converted 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 12,648 innings on the diamond, ranking them 9th in baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays amassed 4,216 putouts last season, as well as 1,371 assists and 90 errors. Their fielding percentage finished at .984 which had them ranked 20th in baseball, and earned 122 double plays.
Manoah (9-2 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.80 and he has gone up against 459 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 77 hits (6.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 40 walks. His ERA is 3.22 (40 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.048. Manoah has taken the hill for 111 innings and has accumulated 127 strikeouts during his MLB career.
The New York Yankees tallied a team on-base percentage of .322 in addition to a team batting average of .237 in the previous season. They were called out on strikes on 1,482 occasions (6th in baseball) and earned 1,266 base knocks. New York had a total of 222 HRs in the prior season and 666 RBIs. The Yankees held a team SLG% of .407 and they were earning 4.39 runs per contest (19th in MLB). They had 213 doubles, while walking 621 times and putting up 711 runs.
The New York pitching staff allowed 669 runs in the previous season while holding a team ERA of 3.74 (596 earned runs relinquished). They gave up 196 long balls and they allowed 4.20 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB). The Yankees had a team WHIP of 1.209 with a FIP of 3.90 as a unit during the previous year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sat at 3.19 (1,569 strikeouts against 492 free passes). They were sitting at 8th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,243.
With 161 save situations, the Yankees earned 83 holds and 26 blown saves. New York had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 73 save opportunities and they tallied 47 saves. Their bullpen pitchers took the field 219 times in high leverage situations and also on 163 occasions with runners on. New York relievers had an inherited score percentage of 27.9% out of their 222 inherited runners. They ranked 10th in MLB holding a save percentage of 64.4%, and they dispatched 512 relievers to the hill last year.
Out of their 12,918 innings played, the Yankees finished with a efficiency on defense of 69.8% (14th in the majors). New York Yankees turned 115 double plays and had a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in MLB). The Yankees recorded 1,318 assists, 98 errors and a tally of 4,306 putouts over the course of the prior season.
So far in his MLB career, Taillon has conceded 594 base hits while earning 559 strikeouts in 610 frames. Taillon (37-30 win-loss mark in his career) has a 3.82 ERA while conceding 8.8 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 259 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.237 and a FIP of 3.8. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.47 and he has faced 2,551 batters in his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-105)
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