Thursday, June 9, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Tyler Wilson vs. Marcus Stroman
The Baltimore Orioles visit Rogers Centre on Thursday to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Tyler Wilson for the Orioles and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +140 and Toronto at -150. The over/under was set at 9. The Orioles have a 28-26-3 over/under record and a 31-26-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Blue Jays are 31-29-0 against the run line and have a 21-36-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this matchup with a 34-23 record, including 11-12 on the road. Starting pitcher Tyler Wilson has a 2-5 record with an earned run average of 4.39 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 27 strikeouts over his 53.1 innings pitched and he has given up 53 hits so far this season. He has allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.54. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 2.68 and they have given up 179 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen while being struck out 174 times and walking 67 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.54 batters per nine. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 507 base hits and 224 earned runs. They have allowed 59 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 182 batters and struck out 425. They walk 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.13.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .261, good for 11th in the league while putting together a .257 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326 which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 11th in baseball with 8.86 hits per game. Manny Machado comes into this game hitting .308 and his on-base percentage is at .380. He has 70 hits this season along with 41 runs scored and 37 runs batted in. He's struck out 45 times and has walked 25 times. Mark Trumbo is hitting .299 and he has an on-base percentage of .351. He has totaled 67 hits so far while scoring 38 runs and he's driven in 48. He has walked 16 times and has struck out 64 times. The Orioles have 505 hits, including 105 doubles and 87 home runs. They've stolen 9 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 6 times. Baltimore has walked 181 times this season and they've struck out 485 times as a unit. They've left 379 men on base and have a team OPS of .780. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 271 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this matchup with a 14-14 home record and a 31-29 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.82, Marcus Stroman has a 5-2 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 55 strikeouts over the 80.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 82 hits. He has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.73. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 160 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .266 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 143 times and walking 48 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.15 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.38 batters per nine. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.71. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 488 base knocks and 222 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 57 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 183 hitters and struck out 442. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 27th in the league while putting together a .254 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .401 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315 which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 27th in baseball with 7.82 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this matchup batting .245 and he has an OBP of .361. He has 53 hits this year along with 43 runs scored and 30 RBI. He's struck out 48 times and has walked on 37 occasions. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .240 and he has an OBP of .315. He has collected 55 hits so far while he's scored 25 runs and drove in 46. He has earned a walk 23 times and has punched out 56 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 469 base hits, including 95 doubles and 76 homers. They have 19 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 7 times. Toronto as a team has walked 216 times this year and they have struck out 500 times. They've had 396 men left on base and have an OPS of .716. They score 4.13 runs per game and have totaled 248 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 28-26-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 31-26-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 21-36-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 31-29-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
06/04/16 P Darren O'Day Hamstring 15-day DL (6/3)
05/31/16 C Caleb Joseph Groin 15-day DL (5/30)
05/03/16 SS J.J. Hardy Foot 15-day DL (5/2)
04/23/16 P Yovani Gallardo Shoulder 15-day DL (4/23)
Toronto Blue Jays
05/28/16 SS Troy Tulowitzki Quad 15-day DL (5/27)
05/15/16 P Brett Cecil Tricep 15-day DL (5/15)
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/10/16 P Franklin Morales Arm 15-day DL (4/7)
04/04/16 P Bo Schultz Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles
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