Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: David Price (15-5) vs. Shelby Miller (5-14)
The Atlanta Braves welcome the Toronto Blue Jays to Turner Field on Wednesday. David Price is the probable starter for the Blue Jays and he'll face Shelby Miller of the Braves. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -270 and Atlanta at +245. The over/under was set at 7.5. The Blue Jays have a 69-66 over/under record and a 81-62 run line mark, meaning they cover 57% of the time. The Braves have a 75-60 over/under record and a 67-77 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 47% of the time.
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The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 82-61 record, including 35-36 on the road. Starting pitcher David Price holds a 15-5 record with an earned run average of 2.46 and a WHIP of 1.08. The Blue Jays are 18-6 over his 201.1 innings pitched and he's also given up 176 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Blue Jays are 13-11 in his starts. The team is averaging 4.1 runs when he starts. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.32 and they've given up 356 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen while being struck out 403 times and walking 112 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.52 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.96 batters per nine. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87.
Toronto is batting .267 as a team, which is good for 5th in the league and hitting .256 away from home. Ranked at 1st in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .336 and they hold a .453 team slugging percentage. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.06 hits per game and Josh Donaldson leads the team with 169.
With a 33-36 home record, Atlanta will hope to improve on their 56-88 overall mark. With an earned run average of 2.86, Shelby Miller will come into this game holding a 5-14 record and a 1.22 WHIP. The Braves have a record of 7-16 over the 182.1 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 159 hits. Against the over/under, the Braves are 10-9 when he starts. The team is averaging 4.2 runs when he takes the field. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 4.82 and they have given up 454 hits on the season. Teams are hitting .264 against the Braves bullpen while being struck out 392 times and walking 192 times this season. As a team, Atlanta has allowed 9.39 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.29 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59.
They are batting .251 as a team, which is good for 21st in the league and hitting .249 at home. Ranked at 17th in the league in on-base percentage, the Braves sit at .314 and they hold a .359 team slugging percentage. They rank 22nd in baseball with 8.47 hits per game and Nick Markakis leads the team with 164.
The Blue Jays have committed 76 errors and have combined for 1,418 assists and 3,819 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. For the home team, they hold a .985 team fielding percentage while committing 77 errors, accumulating 1,410 assists and compiling 3,802 put outs.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 69-66 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 81-62 against the run line so far this season
Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 75-60 against the over/under so far this season
The Atlanta Braves are 67-77 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
09/15/15 1B Edwin Encarnacion Finger is not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs. Atlanta Braves
09/12/15 SS Troy Tulowitzki Back out indefinitely
09/09/15 P Mark Buehrle Shoulder expected to start Tuesday vs. Atlanta Braves
07/29/15 2B Devon Travis Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/29)
05/10/15 RF Michael Saunders Knee Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/10)
04/06/15 2B Maicer Izturis Groin Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27)
09/10/15 P Manny Banuelos Elbow "?" next start
09/09/15 CF Cameron Maybin Eye out indefinitely
09/02/15 P Mike Foltynewicz Ribs Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/29)
08/05/15 P Jason Frasor Shoulder Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (8/2)
07/11/15 P Jason Grilli Achilles Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (7/17); out for season
06/02/15 P Paco Rodriguez Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/30)
04/07/15 P Josh Outman Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (4/6)
04/04/15 P Mike Minor Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (3/27); out for season
04/04/15 P Shae Simmons Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/20), out for season
04/04/15 P Chris Withrow Elbow Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (2/21)
Tony's Pick: Take the Braves
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