Thursday, October 1, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: David Price (18-5) vs. Tyler Wilson (2-2)
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Oriole Park on Thursday to play the Baltimore Orioles. The Blue Jays send David Price to the mound to face Tyler Wilson of the Orioles. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +127 and Baltimore at -137. The over/under was set at 8. The Blue Jays, with a 88-68 run line record, cover the spread 56% of the time. They also have a 73-73 over/under record. The Orioles have a 68-79 over/under record and a 76-80 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 49% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 91-65 record, including 38-37 on the road. David Price has a 18-5 record on the season, an earned run average of 2.45 and a 1.08 WHIP. He's pitched 220.1 innings thus far while surrendering 190 hits over that time and when he starts, the Blue Jays are 24-8. Against the over/under, the Blue Jays are 16-16 in his starts. He is getting 5.1 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 387 hits on the season and have an earned run average of 3.32. Opposing teams are hitting .226 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 120 times and striking out 440 times. Toronto is averaging 6.95 strikeouts per game while getting 8.43 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 11th in baseball in team earned run average at 3.77.
As a team, Toronto is batting .267, good for 4th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. The Blue Jays on-base percentage sits at .338, which puts them at 1st in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .455. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 180 while the team ranks 7th in baseball with 9.06 hits per game.
With a 44-31 home record, Baltimore will hope to improve on their 76-80 overall mark. Tyler Wilson has a record of 2-2 while sporting an earned run average of 3.60 on the year with a 1.34 WHIP. He's pitched 35 innings thus far while surrendering 38 hits over that time in which the Orioles are 2-2. Against the over/under, the Orioles are 3-1 when he starts. He is getting 5.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen has given up 435 hits on the season and have a team earned run average of 3.13. Opposing teams are hitting .233 against the Orioles bullpen while walking 180 times and striking out 499 times. Baltimore is averaging 7.72 strikeouts per game while getting 8.81 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 25th in the league while putting together a .266 average at home. The Orioles on-base percentage sits at .304, which puts them at 28th in the league and they have a team slugging percentage of .415. Manny Machado leads the team in hits with 174 while the team ranks 25th in baseball with 8.4 hits a game.
In terms of team defense, the Blue Jays have a fielding percentage of .985 with 86 total errors, 1,538 assists and 4,171 put outs. The Orioles have committed 73 errors on the season with 1,536 assists and 4,142 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .987 on the year.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 73-73 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 88-68 against the run line so far this season
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 68-79 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 76-80 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
09/12/15 SS Troy Tulowitzki Back out indefinitely
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)
09/30/15 CF Adam Jones Back out indefinitely
05/13/15 P Jason Garcia Shoulder Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/11)
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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