Friday, June 5, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Roberto Hernandez (2-4) vs. Aaron Sanchez (4-4)
The Toronto Blue Jays host the Houston Astros at Rogers Centre on Friday. Roberto Hernandez is the probable starter for the Astros and he'll face Aaron Sanchez of the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +114 and Toronto at -124. The over/under was set at 9. The Astros, with a 34-20 run line record, cover the spread 63% of the time. They also have a 24-28 over/under record. The Blue Jays have a 27-25 over/under record and a 26-29 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
The Astros show up with a 34-20 record, including 15-8 on the road. Roberto Hernandez has a 2-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.92 and a 1.38 WHIP. The Astros are 5-5 over his 60.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 65 hits over that time period. The Astros are also 5-4 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.37 and they've given up 101 hits on the season. The bullpen has struck out 176 and walked 36 batters this season while opposing teams hit .178 against them. Houston has a team average of 7.92 hits allowed per game and are averaging 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 3.53, they are 7th in the league.
As a team, Houston is batting .237, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .252 average away from home. Ranked at 22nd in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .306 and they hold a .419 team slugging percentage. With 64 hits, Jose Altuve leads the team while his team ranks 28th in hits per game with 7.89.
Toronto is 14-12 at home while holding a 25-30 overall record on the season. Aaron Sanchez has a record of 4-4 while sporting an earned run average of 3.88 on the year with a 1.53 WHIP. The Blue Jays have a record of 4-6 over the 58 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 52 hits. The Blue Jays are also 3-6 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.3 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.75 and they have given up 129 hits on the season. The Blue Jays bullpen has struck out 155 batters and walked 52 this season while opposing teams have hit .224 against them. Toronto has a team average of 8.66 hits per game and are averaging 6.93 strikeouts per nine innings. With a team earned run average of 4.41, they are 28th in the league.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .276 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 5th in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .329 and they hold a .436 team slugging percentage. With 67 hits, Josh Donaldson leads the team while his team ranks 9th in hits per game with 8.85.
The Astros have committed 29 errors and have combined for 614 assists and 1,470 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. Over the course of this season, the Blue Jays have accumlated 31 errors while having 557 assists and 1,438 put outs leading to a .985 fielding percentage.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 24-28 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 34-20 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 27-25 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 26-29 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
05/29/15 P Scott Feldman Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/19/15 P Samuel Deduno Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/14)
04/28/15 SS Jed Lowrie Thumb Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/28)
04/17/15 P Brad Peacock Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/14)
Toronto Blue Jays
06/04/15 1B Edwin Encarnacion Hamstring "?" Friday vs. Houston Astros
05/30/15 2B Steve Tolleson Groin Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/27)
05/22/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/17)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/06/15 P Marcus Stroman Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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