Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Eddie Butler
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Coors Field on Tuesday to take on the Colorado Rockies. The probable pitchers are J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays and Eddie Butler for the Rockies. The opening line for this game has Toronto at -150 and Colorado at +140. The over/under is 12.5. The Blue Jays have a 30-43-4 over/under mark and a 39-38-0 run line record, meaning they cover 51% of the time. The Rockies are 41-34-0 against the run line and have a 38-35-2 over/under record. They cover the spread 55% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this game with a 41-36 record, and they are 22-19 on the road. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ has a 9-3 record with an ERA of 3.42 and a WHIP of 1.19. He has 66 strikeouts during his 94.2 innings pitched and he has given up 83 hits so far this year. He has surrendered 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.43. The bullpen this season has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have allowed 204 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the pen while they've been struck out 201 times and walked 62 times this year. As a unit, Toronto has given up 8.39 base hits per nine innings while striking out 7.66 hitters per nine. They are 8th in the Majors in team earned run average at 3.91. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 642 base hits and 299 earned runs. They have allowed 90 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 229 batters and struck out 586. They walk 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.27 and their FIP as a unit is 4.22.
As a team, Toronto is hitting .245, good for 21st in the league while putting together a .230 average on the road. The Blue Jays have a .434 team slugging percentage and an OBP of .326 which is good for 12th in the league. They rank 21st in baseball with 8.26 hits per contest. Josh Donaldson comes into this game hitting .288 and his on-base percentage is at .398. He has 81 hits this season along with 62 runs scored and 47 runs batted in. He's struck out 59 times and has walked 49 times. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .255 and he has an on-base percentage of .347. He has totaled 73 hits so far while scoring 45 runs and he's driven in 66. He has walked 38 times and has struck out 66 times. The Blue Jays have 635 hits, including 134 doubles and 110 home runs. They've stolen 24 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 10 times. Toronto has walked 284 times this season and they've struck out 626 times as a unit. They've left 509 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.65 runs per contest and have scored a total of 358 runs so far this year.
Colorado comes into this game with a 17-18 home mark and a 36-39 overall record. With an ERA of 6.71, Eddie Butler has a 2-4 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 51 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 66 hits. He has allowed 11.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.43. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 268 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the Rockies bullpen while being struck out 220 times and walking 82 times this season. As a team, Colorado has allowed 9.85 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.46 batters per nine. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.08. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 724 base knocks and 373 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 85 home runs this year and they give up 1.2 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Colorado as a staff has walked 227 hitters and struck out 549. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.29.
As a team, they are batting .275, good for 3rd in the league while putting together a .305 average at home. The Rockies hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .338 which is good for 4th in baseball. They rank 2nd in baseball with 9.53 hits per contest. Carlos Gonzalez comes into this matchup batting .317 and he has an OBP of .362. He has 91 hits this year along with 49 runs scored and 43 RBI. He's struck out 70 times and has walked on 20 occasions. Nolan Arenado is hitting .296 and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 85 hits so far while he's scored 53 runs and drove in 63. He has earned a walk 36 times and has punched out 37 times. The Rockies as a unit have 716 base hits, including 158 doubles and 102 homers. They have 31 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 23 times. Colorado as a team has walked 241 times this year and they have struck out 597 times. They've had 509 men left on base and have an OPS of .808. They score 5.29 runs per game and have totaled 397 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 30-43-4 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 39-38-0 against the run line so far this season
Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Colorado Rockies are 38-35-2 against the over/under so far this season
The Colorado Rockies are 41-34-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 15-day DL (6/26)
06/26/16 1B Justin Smoak Knee "?" Monday vs. Colorado Rockies
06/17/16 RF Jose Bautista Toe 15-day DL (6/17)
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 60-day DL (4/7)
04/04/16 P Bo Schultz Hip 15-day DL (3/25)
06/27/16 SS Trevor Story Hand injured last game, "?" Monday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
06/22/16 P Jonathan Gray Shoulder is upgraded to expected to start Monday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
06/19/16 P Tyler Chatwood Back 15-day DL (6/18)
06/16/16 LF Gerardo Parra Ankle 15-day DL (6/15)
06/14/16 P Christopher Rusin Shoulder 15-day DL (6/9)
06/11/16 P Jake McGee Rest 15-day DL (6/11)
05/20/16 P Christian Bergman Oblique 15-day DL (5/20)
04/10/16 P Adam Ottavino Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
04/04/16 P Jairo Diaz Elbow 60-day DL (3/25)
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies
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