Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 8/19/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees
Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+100) New York (-120)
The Toronto Blue Jays (62-54) are headed to Yankee Stadium on Friday where they will attempt to beat the New York Yankees (73-45). The odds on this game have Toronto at +100 while New York is opening at -120. The over/under comes in at 7.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Kevin Gausman and Jameson Taillon.
The Blue Jays have tallied 218 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 147 balls out of the park. Toronto has a slugging percentage of .432 and have been rung up 899 times, while drawing a walk on 338 occasions. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are putting up 4.7 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 6th in baseball. They have accrued 531 RBI's in addition to 1,038 hits for the season, and their batting average is .262. They have tallied 544 runs scored and have an OBP of .325.
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The Blue Jays have compiled a team ERA of 3.94 for the year (18th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 974 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 310 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.01 as a squad over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.14 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.24. Blue Jays pitchers have given up 137 home runs in addition to 497 total runs (16th in baseball).
Blue Jays relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 115 times and also have had 138 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 62 holds on the year (15th in baseball). The Blue Jays bullpen have a save rate of 62.7% and has come into the game in 116 save situations. They have accumulated 32 saves on the season and have blown 19 of their 51 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 171 base runners for the year with 26.3% of them crossed the plate. The Blue Jays have sent 419 relievers to the mound on the year.
The Blue Jays have converted 69.5% of balls in play into outs out of 9,270 innings on the field, which has them ranked 18th in baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have accounted for 3,090 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 978 assists and 57 errors. Their fielding rate is at .986 which has them sitting 11th in baseball, and have 92 double plays.
Gausman has thrown 1,299 frames and has earned 1,303 strikeouts so far in his career. Gausman (72-81 career win-loss mark) has a FIP of 3.71 while he has faced 5,479 batters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 3.94 (569 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.281. He has surrendered 1,298 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 367 walks.
The New York Yankees have compiled a team on-base percentage of .327 as well as a batting average of .242 over the course of the season. They have struck out on 1,003 instances (14th in baseball) and have recorded 957 base hits. New York has recorded 195 long balls for the year to go along with 579 RBIs. The Yankees hold a team slugging % of .436 and they earn 5.13 runs per outing (2nd in MLB). They have hit 169 doubles, while getting a free base 460 times as well as putting up 605 runs.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.108 and have a FIP of 3.55 as a pitching staff on the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.38 (1,070 strikeouts against 317 bases on balls). They are sitting at 3rd in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 857. They have given up 116 long balls and they surrender 3.48 runs per 9 innings (3rd in the league). The New York pitching staff have given up 409 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.31 (389 earned runs surrendered).
New York has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 52 save opportunities and they have walked away with 35 saves. They rank 12th in MLB with a save percentage of 67.3%, and they have sent 365 relievers to the hill for the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 138 times in high leverage situations and also on 122 occasions with base runners. New York relievers have an inherited score rate of 31.1% out of 161 inherited runners. With 117 save situations, the Yankees have compiled 61 holds and 17 blown saves.
In their 9,537 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 have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (3rd in the majors). The Yankees have recorded 1,068 assists, 50 errors and have amassed 3,179 putouts on the season.
Taillon (48-33 career mark) has a 3.84 ERA while allowing 8.7 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.61 and he has faced 3,076 hitters during his MLB career. He has given up a total of 315 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.218 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.8. In his career, Taillon has conceded 714 hits while tallying 667 punch outs in 738 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York (-120)
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