Tuesday, August 4, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Phil Hughes (10-6) vs. Marco Estrada (8-6)
The Minnesota Twins head to Rogers Centre on Tuesday to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The Twins send Phil Hughes to the mound to face Marco Estrada of the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +162 and Toronto at -172. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Twins, with a 63-42 run line record, cover the spread 60% of the time. They also have a 47-50 over/under record. The Blue Jays are 55-52 against the run line and have a 50-49 over/under record. They cover the spread 51% of the time.
The Twins come into this game with a 54-51 record, and they are 20-29 away from home. Starting pitcher Phil Hughes holds a 10-6 record with an earned run average of 4.11 and a WHIP of 1.25. In his starts, the Twins are 12-9 over his 135.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 158 hits during those innings. The Twins are also 11-9 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.8 runs when he starts. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 305 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the bullpen while being struck out 216 times and walking 95 times this season. As a team, Minnesota has allowed 9.43 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.11 batters per nine. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95.
Minnesota is batting .250 as a team, which is good for 19th in the league and hitting .223 away from home. The Twins hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304 which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 20th in baseball with 8.37 hits per game and Joe Mauer leads the team with 103.
With a 55-52 overall record, Toronto will come into this game 33-21 at home. With an earned run average of 3.53, Marco Estrada will come into this game holding a 8-6 record and a 1.15 WHIP. In his starts, the Blue Jays are 8-8 and he has allowed 88 hits over 104.2 innings pitched this season. The Blue Jays are also 8-8 against the over/under in his starts. The team is averaging 4.8 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 261 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 313 times and walking 89 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.66 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.99 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99.
They are batting .264 as a team, which is good for 5th in the league and hitting .278 at home. The Blue Jays hold a .443 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332 which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 7th in baseball with 8.92 hits per game and Josh Donaldson leads the team with 120.
Minnesota has a team fielding percentage of .985 after having committed 60 errors with 1,066 assists and 2,771 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .983 team fielding percentage while committing 65 errors, accumulating 1054 assists and compiling 2,820 put outs.
Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 47-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Minnesota Twins are 63-42 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 50-49 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 55-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
08/02/15 P Tommy Milone Hip Injury is on the 15 day disabled list
06/26/15 CF Byron Buxton Thumb Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/25)
06/04/15 P Ricky Nolasco Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (6/1)
05/16/15 CF Jordan Schafer Knee Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/16)
Toronto Blue Jays
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/29)
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 Twins
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