Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/18/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees
Date: Thursday, August 18, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
The Toronto Blue Jays (61-54) are headed to Yankee Stadium on Thursday where they will try to defeat the New York Yankees (72-45). The expected starting pitchers will be Jose Berrios and Frankie Montas.
Toronto has a slugging rate of .432 and have been called out on strikes 895 times, while drawing a walk on 335 occasions. They have recorded 525 RBI's in addition to 1,030 base knocks on the season, while their batting average is at .263. The Blue Jays have compiled 215 doubles as a unit and have smacked 147 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 538 runs scored while having a team OBP of .325. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are knocking in 4.7 runs per game, which has them sitting at 6th in the league.
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The Blue Jays hold a team ERA of 3.97 this season (18th in the league), and the staff has rung up 964 hitters. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.11 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.25. Blue Jays pitchers have allowed 137 home runs in addition to 496 runs (17th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 310 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.03 as a team this year.
Blue Jays pitchers have come into the game with runners on 114 times in addition to having 137 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 62 holds for the year (15th in baseball). The Blue Jays relievers have a save percentage of 62.7% and has come into the game in 116 save situations. They have accumulated 32 saves this year and have blown 19 out of their 51 chances to save the game. The relief pitchers have inherited 170 runners this year and 26.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Blue Jays have sent 416 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Toronto Blue Jays have earned 3,063 putouts thus far, in addition to 966 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which puts them in 11th in the majors, and they have twisted 92 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 9,189 innings, which ranks them 19th in pro baseball.
Berrios has taken the hill for 973 innings and is sitting with 965 K's so far in his MLB career. Berrios (68-52 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.09 while he has faced 4,119 opposing batters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.23 (458 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.242. He has allowed 912 base knocks (8.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 297 free passes.
New York has a total of 192 home runs so far this season to go along with 571 RBIs. They have recorded 167 two-baggers, while getting a free base 456 times as well as putting up 597 runs. The New York Yankees have an OBP of .326 and a team batting average of .241 over the course of the season. The Yankees hold a slugging % of .434 and they average 5.10 runs per contest (2nd in the league). They have been rung up on 994 occasions (14th in baseball) and have a total of 947 base knocks.
The Yankees have a team WHIP of 1.105 with a FIP of 3.54 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.40 (1,057 strikeouts against 311 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 3rd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 848. They have relinquished 115 home runs and they allow 3.45 runs per 9 innings (3rd in baseball). The New York pitching staff have surrendered 402 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.29 (383 earned runs given up).
New York relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 31.4% out of 156 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 136 times in high leverage situations and on 119 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 117 save situations, the Yankees have earned 61 holds and also 17 blown saves. They rank 12th in baseball with a save rate of 67.3%, and they have sent 360 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. New York has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 52 save chances and they have walked away with 35 saves.
In 9,447 innings played, the Yankees are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 72.2% (2nd in MLB). The New York Yankees have turned 74 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in MLB). The Yankees have accrued 1,063 assists, 50 errors and have a total of 3,149 putouts on the season.
Montas (35-32 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.80 ERA and has given up 8.6 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.14 and he has faced 2,374 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. He has conceded 237 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.282 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. So far in his MLB career, Montas has allowed 533 base knocks while totaling 584 strikeouts in 560 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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