Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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Probable Pitchers: Felix Doubront (1-0) vs. Sonny Gray (10-4)
The Oakland Athletics welcome the Toronto Blue Jays to O.co Coliseum on Wednesday. The probable starters are Felix Doubront for the Blue Jays and Sonny Gray for the Athletics. The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +142 and Oakland at -152. The over/under was set at 7. The Blue Jays have a 43-44 over/under record and a 47-47 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Athletics are 45-49 against the run line and have a 48-39 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 47-47 record, including 19-28 on the road. Felix Doubront has a 1-0 record on the season, an earned run average of 4.50 and a 1.43 WHIP. The Blue Jays are 1-1 over his 14 innings pitched and he's also given up 19 hits over that time period. Against the over/under, the Blue Jays are 1-1 in his starts. His teammates are averaging 6 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 240 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen while being struck out 278 times and walking 82 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.77 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.09 batters per nine. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.10.
Toronto ranks 5th in the league in team batting average at .263 while hitting .249 on the road. The Blue Jays hold a .441 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .330 which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in baseball with 8.85 hits per game and Josh Donaldson leads the team with 105.
With a 20-27 home record, Oakland will hope to improve on their 43-51 overall mark. Sonny Gray has a record of 10-4 while sporting an earned run average of 2.29 on the year with a 0.98 WHIP. The Athletics have a record of 11-8 over the 129.2 innings he's pitched during which he's given up 94 hits. Against the over/under, the Athletics are 10-6 when he starts. His teammates score an average of 4.8 runs a game when he pitches. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 235 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Athletics bullpen while being struck out 257 times and walking 95 times this season. As a team, Oakland has allowed 7.96 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.66 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.39.
They rank 10th in the league in team batting average with a .256 average while hitting .266 at home. The Athletics hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316 which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 9th in baseball with 8.83 hits per game and Brett Lawrie leads the team with 90.
Toronto has a team fielding percentage of .984 after having committed 55 errors with 934 assists and 2,490 put outs for the season. For the home team, they hold a .976 team fielding percentage while committing 85 errors, accumulating 932 assists and compiling 2,502 put outs.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 43-44 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 47-47 against the run line so far this season
Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 48-39 against the over/under so far this season
The Oakland Athletics are 45-49 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
06/14/15 P Aaron Sanchez Side Injury is on the 15 day disabled list (6/6)
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)
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 CF Coco Crisp Neck Injury is on the 60 day disabled list (5/21)
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)
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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