Tuesday, September 27, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Kevin Gausman vs. Aaron Sanchez
The Baltimore Orioles head to Rogers Centre on Tuesday to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable pitchers are Kevin Gausman for the Orioles and Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this game has Baltimore at +125 and Toronto at -135. The over/under is 8.5. The Orioles have a 65-87-4 over/under mark and a 78-78-0 run line record, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Blue Jays are 77-78-0 against the run line and have a 62-87-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
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The Orioles head into this game with a 85-71 record, and they are 35-40 on the road. Starting pitcher Kevin Gausman has a 8-11 record with an ERA of 3.57 and a WHIP of 1.28. He has 166 strikeouts during his 166.1 innings pitched and he has given up 168 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.98. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have allowed 485 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the pen while they've been struck out 489 times and walked 202 times this year. As a unit, Baltimore has given up 8.9 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.85 hitters per nine. They are 20th in the Majors in team earned run average at 4.28. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 1,365 base hits and 656 earned runs. They have allowed 179 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 524 batters and struck out 1,204. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team, Baltimore is hitting .256, good for 15th in the league while putting together a .253 average on the road. The Orioles have a .445 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .317 which is good for 20th in the league. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.72 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this game hitting .301 and his on-base percentage is at .352. He has 186 hits this season along with 103 runs scored and 94 runs batted in. He's struck out 112 times and has walked 47 times. Adam Jones is hitting .269 and he has an on-base percentage of .315. He has totaled 159 hits so far while scoring 85 runs and he's driven in 82. He has walked 38 times and has struck out 109 times. The Orioles have 1,359 hits, including 257 doubles and 245 home runs. They've stolen 17 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Baltimore has walked 449 times this season and they've struck out 1,269 times as a unit. They've left 1,021 men on base and have a team OPS of .762. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 720 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this game with a 45-32 home mark and a 86-69 overall record. With an ERA of 3.12, Aaron Sanchez has a 13-2 record and a 1.18 WHIP. He has 145 strikeouts over the 179 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 154 hits. He has allowed 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.57. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 430 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 455 times and walking 133 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.26 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.12 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.80. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,282 base knocks and 590 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 177 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 442 hitters and struck out 1,261. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 4.05.
As a team, they are batting .249, good for 23rd in the league while putting together a .262 average at home. The Blue Jays hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.46 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this matchup batting .268 and he has an OBP of .359. He has 155 hits this year along with 98 runs scored and 125 RBI. He's struck out 134 times and has walked on 81 occasions. Josh Donaldson is hitting .285 and he has an OBP of .403. He has collected 158 hits so far while he's scored 120 runs and drove in 96. He has earned a walk 104 times and has punched out 114 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,311 base hits, including 266 doubles and 217 homers. They have 52 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Toronto as a team has walked 597 times this year and they have struck out 1,309 times. They've had 1,064 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They score 4.76 runs per game and have totaled 738 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 65-87-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 78-78-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 62-87-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 77-78-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
09/22/16 P Kevin Gausman Ribs expected to miss start Sunday vs. Arizona Diamondbacks
09/18/16 RF Steve Pearce Elbow 60-day DL (9/18)
09/01/16 RF Joey Rickard Thumb 60-day DL (7/21)
Toronto Blue Jays
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 60-day DL (6/26)
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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