Thursday, September 29, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Ubaldo Jimenez vs. Marcus Stroman
The Baltimore Orioles visit Rogers Centre on Thursday to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Ubaldo Jimenez for the Orioles and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays. The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +166 and Toronto at -176. The over/under was set at 9. The Orioles have a 65-88-4 over/under record and a 78-79-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Blue Jays are 78-79-0 against the run line and have a 63-88-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 50% of the time.
The Orioles head into this matchup with a 85-72 record, including 35-41 on the road. Starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez has a 7-12 record with an earned run average of 5.71 and a WHIP of 1.61. He has 120 strikeouts over his 135.2 innings pitched and he has given up 149 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.5. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 487 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the bullpen while being struck out 490 times and walking 203 times this season. As a team, Baltimore has allowed 8.91 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.85 batters per nine. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.28. The Orioles pitchers have collectively given up 1,374 base hits and 660 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 527 batters and struck out 1,210. They walk 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team, Baltimore is batting .256, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .253 average away from home. The Orioles hold a .444 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317 which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 17th in baseball with 8.71 hits per game. Adam Jones comes into this game hitting .269 and his on-base percentage is at .314. He has 160 hits this season along with 85 runs scored and 82 runs batted in. He's struck out 112 times and has walked 38 times. Manny Machado is hitting .300 and he has an on-base percentage of .350. He has totaled 186 hits so far while scoring 103 runs and he's driven in 94. He has walked 47 times and has struck out 113 times. The Orioles have 1,367 hits, including 258 doubles and 245 home runs. They've stolen 17 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 11 times. Baltimore has walked 452 times this season and they've struck out 1,281 times as a unit. They've left 1,030 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 4.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 721 runs so far this year.
Toronto comes into this matchup with a 46-33 home record and a 87-70 overall mark. With an earned run average of 4.34, Marcus Stroman has a 9-9 record and a 1.28 WHIP. He has 163 strikeouts over the 197 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 200 hits. He has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.73. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 438 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Blue Jays bullpen while being struck out 458 times and walking 134 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.27 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.11 batters per nine. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.80. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,301 base knocks and 597 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 179 home runs this year and they give up 1.1 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a staff has walked 447 hitters and struck out 1,276. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 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 .330 which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 23rd in baseball with 8.45 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this matchup batting .286 and he has an OBP of .407. He has 160 hits this year along with 122 runs scored and 98 RBI. He's struck out 114 times and has walked on 107 occasions. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .267 and he has an OBP of .359. He has collected 156 hits so far while he's scored 98 runs and drove in 126. He has earned a walk 83 times and has punched out 136 times. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,326 base hits, including 269 doubles and 219 homers. They have 52 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Toronto as a team has walked 608 times this year and they have struck out 1,321 times. They've had 1,079 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They score 4.76 runs per game and have totaled 748 runs so far this season.
Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 65-88-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Baltimore Orioles are 78-79-0 against the run line so far this season
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 63-88-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 78-79-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
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
09/27/16 P Joaquin Benoit Calf out indefinitely
09/27/16 2B Devon Travis Shoulder "?" Wednesday vs. Baltimore Orioles
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 60-day DL (6/26)
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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