Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees Prediction, 9/20/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs New York Yankees
Date: Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-115) New York (-105)
The New York Yankees (76-74) will compete against the Toronto Blue Jays (83-67) at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday. The line on this contest has Toronto at -115 and New York is at -105. The betting total is set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Kevin Gausman and Michael King.
As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are knocking in 4.5 runs per contest, which ranks them 16th in baseball. They have a total of 679 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .329. The Blue Jays have tallied 268 doubles as a unit and have hit 172 balls out of the park. They have 646 RBI's and 1,318 hits on the season, and their team batting average comes in at .257. Toronto is slugging .415 and have been called out on strikes 1,207 times, while being walked on 509 occasions.
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The Blue Jays have a team ERA of 3.74 so far this year (2nd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,403 batters. Blue Jays pitchers have conceded 183 long balls and 619 total runs (4th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 456 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.09 as a unit for the year. Toronto has surrendered 1,214 hits (8.1 per 9 innings) and 559 earned runs. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.08 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.24.
The Blue Jays relief pitchers have a save rate of 74.6% and stepped onto the hill in 164 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 227 runners on the season and 22.5% of those players crossed home plate. Blue Jays bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 159 times and also have had 181 appearances in high leverage situations. The Blue Jays have dispatched 509 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have notched 97 holds this year (2nd in baseball). They have 50 saves for the season and have blown 17 of 67 chances to get a save.
The Toronto Blue Jays have 4,032 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 1,206 assists and 70 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .987 which has them ranked 10th in MLB, and they have twisted 117 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 12,096 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 11th in professional baseball.
Gausman (87-91 career mark) has earned a FIP of 3.62 while going up against 6,406 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,509 base knocks (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 424 free passes. His ERA is 3.87 (656 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.268. Gausman has taken the hill for 1,524 innings and has tallied 1,588 strikeouts thus far in his career.
New York has knocked in 208 long balls this season to go along with 609 RBIs. They have 196 doubles, while walking 521 times and notching 632 runs. The New York Yankees have compiled an on-base percentage of .304 and a team batting average of .226 on the year. The Yankees hold a team slugging % of .397 and they average 4.21 runs per contest (23rd in the league). They have been rung up on 1,303 instances (15th in baseball) and have notched a total of 1,111 hits.
The Yankees hold a team WHIP of 1.235 in addition to having a FIP of 4.26 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 9.10 (1,346 strikeouts against 475 walks). They come in at 3rd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,173. They have allowed 182 dingers and they concede 4.35 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The New York pitching staff have conceded 645 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.97 (588 earned runs allowed).
New York bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 36.5% out of their 230 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 173 times in high leverage situations and on 162 occasions with runners on. With 141 save situations, the Yankees have tallied 81 holds and also 19 blown saves. They are currently ranked 7th in MLB with a save rate of 67.8%, and they have sent 473 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the year. New York has had relievers enter the game in 59 save chances and they have walked away with 40 saves.
The New York Yankees have turned 106 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (21st in baseball). The Yankees have recorded 1,320 assists, 86 errors and have 4,004 putouts for the year. In their 12,012 innings played, the Yankees are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.5% (4th in the majors).
King (13-15 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.43 ERA while surrendering 7.7 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.37 and he has gone up against 967 opposing hitters during his career. He has allowed a total of 88 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.197 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.3. In his MLB career, King has surrendered 198 base knocks and he has 263 strikeouts in 230 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take New York (-105)
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