Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Brooks (1-0) vs. Mark Buehrle (12-5)
The Oakland Athletics take on the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday at Rogers Centre. The Athletics send Aaron Brooks to the mound to face Mark Buehrle of the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +197 and Toronto at -213. The over/under was set at 8.5. The Athletics, with a 55-58 run line record, cover the spread 49% of the time. They also have a 55-50 over/under record. The Blue Jays are 61-52 against the run line and have a 52-53 over/under record. They cover the spread 54% of the time.
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The Athletics show up with a 51-62 record, including 24-28 on the road. Aaron Brooks has an earned run average of 2.41 and is 1-0 so far on the season while having a 0.86 WHIP. The Athletics are 1-1 over his 18.2 innings pitched and he's also given up 15 hits over that time period. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 1-1. The team is averaging 4.5 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 4.33 and they've given up 296 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen while being struck out 312 times and walking 110 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 8.08 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.68 batters per nine. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.45.
Oakland is batting .250 as a team, which is good for 19th in the league and hitting .245 away from home. Ranked at 19th in the league in on-base percentage, the Athletics sit at .310 and they hold a .383 team slugging percentage. They rank 14th in baseball with 8.57 hits per game and Brett Lawrie leads the team with 104.
Toronto is 36-21 at home while holding a 61-52 overall record on the season. Mark Buehrle is starting this game 12-5 for the season with an earned run average of 3.34 and a WHIP of 1.16. The Blue Jays have a record of 13-9 over the 148 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 149 hits. Their record against the over/under when he starts is 12-8. The team is averaging 6.5 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 3.25 and they have given up 266 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .216 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 327 times and walking 92 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.42 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.01 batters per nine. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 3.82.
They are batting .263 as a team, which is good for 6th in the league and hitting .279 at home. Ranked at 1st in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .331 and they hold a .445 team slugging percentage. They rank 7th in baseball with 8.87 hits per game and Josh Donaldson leads the team with 130.
The Athletics have committed 94 errors and have combined for 1,127 assists and 3,015 put outs leading to a .978 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .984 team fielding percentage while committing 66 errors, accumulating 1116 assists and compiling 3,012 put outs.
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 55-50 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 55-58 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 52-53 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 61-52 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/11/15 P Jesse Hahn Elbow Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (7/6)
06/14/15 P Pat Venditte Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/11)
05/30/15 P Sean Doolittle Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/28)
05/23/15 2B Tyler Ladendorf Ankle Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/22)
04/05/15 P Jarrod Parker Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
04/05/15 P Sean Nolin Abdominal Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (4/4)
04/04/15 P Taylor Thompson Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/26)
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)
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics
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