Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez (5-4) vs. Matt Harvey (6-4)
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Citi Field on Tuesday to take on the New York Mets. The probable starters are Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays and Matt Harvey for the Mets. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +130 and New York at -150. The over/under was set at 7. The Blue Jays have a 32-27 over/under record and a 33-31 run line mark, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Mets have a 34-25 over/under record and a 31-33 run line mark, which means they are covering the spread 48% of the time.
The Blue Jays come into this game with a 34-30 record, and they are 14-18 away from home. Aaron Sanchez has a 5-4 record on the season, an earned run average of 3.55 and a 1.44 WHIP. In his starts, the Blue Jays are 5-6 over his 66 innings pitched this season while giving up 58 hits during those innings. The Blue Jays are also 3-7 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.5 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently 3.49 and they've given up 146 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .213 against the Blue Jays bullpen while walking 60 times and striking out 185 times. Toronto is averaging 6.98 strikeouts per game while getting 8.59 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 28th in baseball in team earned run average at 4.29.
As a team, Toronto is batting .271, good for 2nd in the league while putting together a .262 average away from home. Ranked at 3rd in the league in on-base percentage, the Blue Jays sit at .335 and they hold a .449 team slugging percentage. Josh Donaldson leads the team in hits with 80 while the team ranks 5th in baseball with 9.17 hits per game.
With a 34-30 overall record, New York will come into this game 24-11 at home. Matt Harvey has a record of 6-4 while sporting an earned run average of 3.62 on the year with a 1.04 WHIP. In his starts, the Mets are 7-5 and he has allowed 69 hits over 79.2 innings pitched this season. The Mets are also 7-5 against the over/under in his starts. He is getting 4.2 runs from the team when he takes the mound. The bullpen's earned run average is currently at 2.74 and they have given up 136 hits on the season. Opposing teams are hitting .216 against the Mets bullpen while walking 61 times and striking out 159 times. New York is averaging 8.1 strikeouts per game while getting 8.6 hits per nine innings as a team. They rank 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.55.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .249 average at Safeco Field. Ranked at 20th in the league in on-base percentage, the Mets sit at .309 and they hold a .379 team slugging percentage. Juan Lagares leads the team in hits with 65 while the team ranks 24th in baseball with 8.08 hits a game.
The Blue Jays have committed 34 errors and have combined for 651 assists and 1,687 put outs leading to a .986 team fielding percentage. The Mets have committed 42 errors on the season with 637 assists and 1,696 put outs leading to a team fielding percentage of .982 on the year.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 32-27 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 33-31 against the run line so far this season
New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 34-25 against the over/under so far this season
The New York Mets are 31-33 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
06/15/15 C Russell Martin Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. New York Mets
06/14/15 P Aaron Sanchez Upper Body 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)
New York Mets
06/15/15 RF Curtis Granderson Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Monday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
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
Guy's Pick: Take the Mets
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