Saturday, June 6, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Oberholtzer (0-0) vs. Drew Hutchison (4-1)
The Houston Astros visit Rogers Centre on Saturday to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The Astros send Brett Oberholtzer to the mound to face Drew Hutchison of the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Houston at +134 and Toronto at -144. The over/under was set at 9. The Astros, with a 34-21 run line record, cover the spread 62% of the time. They also have a 24-29 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 34-21 record, including 15-8 on the road. Starting pitcher Brett Oberholtzer holds a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 3.24 and a WHIP of 1.92. The Astros are 2-0 over his 8.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 12 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 0-2. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.38 and they've given up 103 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .179 against the Astros bullpen while walking 37 times and striking out 179 times. Houston is averaging 7.74 strikeouts per game while getting 7.92 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 7th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.52.
As a team, Houston is batting .236, good for 29th in the league while putting together a .252 average away from home. Ranked at 23rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Astros sit at .305 and they hold a .418 team slugging percentage. Jose Altuve leads the team in hits with 65 while the team ranks 29th in baseball with 7.84 hits per game.
Toronto is 14-12 at home while holding a 25-30 overall record on the season. With an earned run average of 5.26, Drew Hutchison will come into this game holding a 4-1 record and a 1.31 WHIP. The Blue Jays have a record of 6-5 over the 63.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 67 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-4. He is getting 6.6 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. Opposing teams are hitting .224 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 52 times and striking out 155 times. Toronto is averaging 6.93 strikeouts per game while getting 8.66 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .263, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .276 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 6th in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .329 and they hold a .436 team slugging percentage. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 67 while the team ranks 9th in baseball with 8.85 hits a game.
The Astros have committed 29 errors and have combined for 624 assists and 1,497 put outs leading to a .987 team fielding percentage. The Blue Jays have committed 31 errors on the season with 557 assists and 1,438 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .985 on the year.
Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 24-29 against the over/under so far this season
The Houston Astros are 34-21 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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