Sunday, July 31, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Tillman vs. Aaron Sanchez
The Baltimore Orioles head to Rogers Centre on Sunday to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable pitchers are Chris Tillman for the Orioles and Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays. The Orioles have a 46-53-3 over/under mark and a 55-47-0 run line record, meaning they cover 54% of the time. The Blue Jays are 53-50-0 against the run line and have a 42-56-5 over/under record. They cover the spread 52% of the time.
The Orioles head into this game with a 58-44 record, and they are 21-28 on the road. Starting pitcher Chris Tillman has a 14-3 record with an ERA of 3.47 and a WHIP of 1.22. He has 112 strikeouts during his 132.1 innings pitched and he has given up 113 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.97. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.05 and they have allowed 309 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the pen while they've been struck out 316 times and walked 137 times this year. As a unit, Baltimore has given up 8.97 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.62 hitters per nine. They are 14th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.24. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 900 base hits and 425 earned runs. They have allowed 115 home runs this season and they allow 1.1 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 352 batters and struck out 765. They walk 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team, Baltimore is hitting .265, good for 7th in the league while putting together a .256 average on the road. The Orioles have a .450 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .325 which is good for 12th in the league. They rank 7th in baseball with 9.09 hits per contest. Mark Trumbo comes into this game hitting .273 and his on-base percentage is at .326. He has 110 hits this season along with 57 runs scored and 75 runs batted in. He's struck out 110 times and has walked 30 times. Manny Machado is hitting .309 and he has an on-base percentage of .370. He has totaled 121 hits so far while scoring 71 runs and he's driven in 58. He has walked 37 times and has struck out 74 times. The Orioles have 927 hits, including 187 doubles and 152 home runs. They've stolen 13 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 9 times. Baltimore has walked 298 times this season and they've struck out 849 times as a unit. They've left 680 men on base and have a team OPS of .775. They score 4.75 runs per contest and have scored a total of 485 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this game with a 31-23 home mark and a 58-45 overall record. With an ERA of 2.72, Aaron Sanchez has a 11-1 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 115 strikeouts over the 132.1 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 113 hits. He has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.36. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 277 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 275 times and walking 80 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.78 batters per nine. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.85. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 857 base knocks and 399 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 122 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 286 hitters and struck out 806. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 18th in the league while putting together a .262 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 18th in baseball with 8.51 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .265 and he has an OBP of .357. He has 100 hits this year along with 64 runs scored and 88 RBI. He's struck out 89 times and has walked on 52 occasions. Josh Donaldson is hitting .298 and he has an OBP of .407. He has collected 115 hits so far while he's scored 86 runs and drove in 74. He has earned a walk 67 times and has punched out 75 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 877 base hits, including 181 doubles and 147 homers. They have 33 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 15 times. Toronto as a team has walked 393 times this year and they have struck out 846 times. They've had 700 men left on base and have an OPS of .768. They score 4.92 runs per game and have totaled 507 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 46-53-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 55-47-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 42-56-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 53-50-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
07/22/16 RF Joey Rickard Thumb 15-day DL (7/21)
07/01/16 P T.J. McFarland Knee 15-day DL (6/29)
06/21/16 P Brian Duensing Elbow 15-day DL (6/20)
Toronto Blue Jays
07/02/16 2B Ryan Goins Forearm 15-day DL (7/2)
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 60-day DL (6/26)
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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