Thursday, June 18, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon (9-4) vs. R.A. Dickey (2-6)
The New York Mets visit Rogers Centre on Thursday to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The Mets send Bartolo Colon to the mound to face R.A. Dickey of the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has New York at +141 and Toronto at -151. The over/under was set at 9. The Mets have a 34-27 over/under record and a 31-35 run line mark, meaning they cover 47% of the time. The Blue Jays are 35-31 against the run line and have a 32-29 over/under record. They cover the spread 53% of the time.
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The Mets come into this game with a 36-30 record, and they are 10-19 away from home. Bartolo Colon has an earned run average of 4.41 and is 9-4 so far on the season while having a 1.15 WHIP. In his starts, the Mets are 9-4 over his 81.2 innings pitched this season while giving up 86 hits during those innings. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-5. His teammates are averaging 3.5 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 2.84 and they've given up 142 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .216 against the Mets bullpen while walking 66 times and striking out 164 times. New York is averaging 8.16 strikeouts per game while getting 8.49 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 6th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.51.
New York ranks 21st in the league in team batting average at .243 while hitting .239 on the road. Ranked at 23rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Mets sit at .307 and they hold a .376 team slugging percentage. Juan Lagares leads the team in hits with 68 while the team ranks 23rd in baseball with 8.06 hits per game.
With a 34-32 overall record, Toronto will come into this game 20-12 at home. R.A. Dickey is starting this game 2-6 for the season with an earned run average of 5.29 and a WHIP of 1.33. In his starts, the Blue Jays are 6-7 and he has allowed 80 hits over 81.2 innings pitched this season. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 7-4. His teammates score an average of 4.2 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.44 and they have given up 149 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .210 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 61 times and striking out 191 times. Toronto is averaging 6.94 strikeouts per game while getting 8.55 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.24.
They rank 4th in the league in team batting average with a .268 average while hitting .279 at home. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .332 and they hold a .445 team slugging percentage. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 80 while the team ranks 6th in baseball with 9.08 hits a game.
The Mets have committed 42 errors and have combined for 658 assists and 1,756 put outs leading to a .983 team fielding percentage. The Blue Jays have committed 35 errors on the season with 670 assists and 1,743 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .986 on the year.
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 34-27 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 31-35 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 32-29 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 35-31 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
New York Mets
06/05/15 2B Daniel Murphy Quad Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/4)
06/04/15 RF Cesar Puello Back Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
05/14/15 P Buddy Carlyle Back Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (5/12)
04/16/15 3B David Wright Hamstring Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/15)
04/08/15 P Jenrry Mejia Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/06/15 P Joshua Edgin Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
04/06/15 P Zack Wheeler Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27), out for season
Toronto Blue Jays
06/14/15 P Aaron Sanchez Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/6)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Mets
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