Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Patrick Corbin
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Chase Field on Wednesday to take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. The probable pitchers are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Patrick Corbin for the Diamondbacks. The opening line for this game has Toronto at -160 and Arizona at +150. The over/under is 9.5. The Blue Jays have a 37-52-5 over/under mark and a 49-45-0 run line record, meaning they cover 52% of the time. The Diamondbacks are 41-52-0 against the run line and have a 50-40-3 over/under record. They cover the spread 44% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this game with a 52-42 record, and they are 25-22 on the road. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 7-4 record with an ERA of 5.15 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 88 strikeouts during his 120.2 innings pitched and he has given up 130 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.12. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have allowed 251 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the pen while they've been struck out 252 times and walked 73 times this year. As a unit, Toronto has given up 8.3 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.79 hitters per nine. They are 7th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.81. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 783 base hits and 359 earned runs. They have allowed 111 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 263 batters and struck out 735. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
As a team, Toronto is hitting .253, good for 16th in the league while putting together a .236 average on the road. The Blue Jays have a .438 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .334 which is good for 5th in the league. They rank 16th in baseball with 8.62 hits per contest. Edwin Encarnacion comes into this game hitting .267 and his on-base percentage is at .358. He has 92 hits this season along with 58 runs scored and 81 runs batted in. He's struck out 79 times and has walked 47 times. Josh Donaldson is hitting .302 and he has an on-base percentage of .416. He has totaled 105 hits so far while scoring 82 runs and he's driven in 66. He has walked 64 times and has struck out 69 times. The Blue Jays have 810 hits, including 164 doubles and 134 home runs. They've stolen 31 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 14 times. Toronto has walked 362 times this season and they've struck out 778 times as a unit. They've left 653 men on base and have a team OPS of .772. They score 4.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 463 runs so far this year.
Arizona comes into this game with a 17-33 home mark and a 40-53 overall record. With an ERA of 5.25, Patrick Corbin has a 4-8 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 82 strikeouts over the 109.2 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 122 hits. He has allowed 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.2. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.61 and they have given up 321 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .263 against the Diamondbacks bullpen while being struck out 279 times and walking 139 times this season. As a team, Arizona has allowed 9.46 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.96 batters per nine. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Diamondbacks pitchers as a team have surrendered 883 base knocks and 447 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 109 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Arizona as a staff has walked 336 hitters and struck out 743. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.41.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 6th in the league while putting together a .265 average at home. The Diamondbacks hold a .437 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324 which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 4th in baseball with 9.31 hits per contest. Jean Segura comes into this matchup batting .304 and he has an OBP of .350. He has 112 hits this year along with 54 runs scored and 37 RBI. He's struck out 57 times and has walked on 20 occasions. Paul Goldschmidt is hitting .297 and he has an OBP of .415. He has collected 99 hits so far while he's scored 56 runs and drove in 61. He has earned a walk 65 times and has punched out 91 times. The Diamondbacks as a unit have 866 base hits, including 161 doubles and 107 homers. They have 64 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 19 times. Arizona as a team has walked 260 times this year and they have struck out 828 times. They've had 648 men left on base and have an OPS of .760. They score 4.48 runs per game and have totaled 417 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 37-52-5 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 49-45-0 against the run line so far this season
Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 50-40-3 against the over/under so far this season
The Arizona Diamondbacks are 41-52-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
07/07/16 P Marco Estrada Back 15-day DL (7/3)
07/02/16 2B Ryan Goins Forearm 15-day DL (7/2)
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 15-day DL (6/26)
06/17/16 RF Jose Bautista Toe 15-day DL (6/17)
04/22/16 1B Chris Colabello Suspension expected to miss 80 games
04/10/16 P Franklin Morales Shoulder 60-day DL (4/7)
07/17/16 C Chris Herrmann Hamstring 15-day DL (7/17)
07/07/16 P Andrew Chafin Shoulder 15-day DL (7/4)
07/03/16 P Zack Greinke Oblique 15-day DL (6/29)
06/24/16 CF Socrates Brito Toe 15-day DL (6/23)
06/20/16 RF David Peralta Back 15-day DL (6/19)
06/12/16 CF Chris Owings Foot 15-day DL (6/6)
05/27/16 P Rubby De La Rosa Elbow 15-day DL (5/26)
04/02/16 CF A.J. Pollock Elbow 60-day DL (4/2), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks
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