Sunday, September 18, 2016
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Alex Meyer
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Angel Stadium on Sunday to play the Los Angeles Angels. The probable starters are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Alex Meyer for the Angels. The Blue Jays have a 61-80-6 over/under record and a 74-73-0 run line mark, meaning they cover 50% of the time. The Angels are 71-76-0 against the run line and have a 63-78-6 over/under record. They cover the spread 48% of the time.
The Blue Jays head into this matchup with a 81-66 record, including 39-34 on the road. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 9-8 record with an earned run average of 4.55 and a WHIP of 1.30. He has 155 strikeouts over his 184 innings pitched and he has given up 192 hits so far this season. He has allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.77. The bullpen this year has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 414 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the bullpen while being struck out 432 times and walking 124 times this season. As a team, Toronto has allowed 8.38 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Blue Jays pitchers have collectively given up 1,234 base hits and 576 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season and they allow 1.2 homers per nine innings as a staff. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 415 batters and struck out 1,192. They walk 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
As a team, Toronto is batting .248, good for 22nd in the league while putting together a .236 average away from home. The Blue Jays hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328 which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 24th in baseball with 8.44 hits per game. Josh Donaldson comes into this game hitting .289 and his on-base percentage is at .406. He has 151 hits this season along with 114 runs scored and 93 runs batted in. He's struck out 104 times and has walked 99 times. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .264 and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 144 hits so far while scoring 92 runs and he's driven in 118. He has walked 75 times and has struck out 125 times. The Blue Jays have 1,241 hits, including 254 doubles and 208 home runs. They've stolen 44 bases while they've been thrown out stealing 21 times. Toronto has walked 556 times this season and they've struck out 1,238 times as a unit. They've left 996 men on base and have a team OPS of .759. They score 4.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 707 runs so far this year.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup with a 33-40 home record and a 63-84 overall mark. With an earned run average of 8.18, Alex Meyer has a 0-3 record and a 2.18 WHIP. He has 13 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched during which he has given up 14 hits. He has allowed 11.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.05. So far this season the bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 487 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .254 against the Angels bullpen while being struck out 402 times and walking 172 times this season. As a team, Los Angeles has allowed 7.71 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.33 batters per nine. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.70. The Angels pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,357 base knocks and 641 earned runs so far this season. They have given up 198 home runs this year and they give up 1.4 home runs per nine innings as a staff. Los Angeles as a staff has walked 457 hitters and struck out 1,035. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 24th in the league while putting together a .249 average at home. The Angels hold a .409 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318 which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 25th in baseball with 8.44 hits per contest. Yunel Escobar comes into this matchup batting .311 and he has an OBP of .363. He has 146 hits this year along with 60 runs scored and 35 RBI. He's struck out 59 times and has walked on 37 occasions. Mike Trout is hitting .317 and he has an OBP of .434. He has collected 159 hits so far while he's scored 110 runs and drove in 89. He has earned a walk 100 times and has punched out 127 times. The Angels as a unit have 1,288 base hits, including 240 doubles and 147 homers. They have 58 stolen bases while they've been thrown out 29 times. Los Angeles as a team has walked 418 times this year and they have struck out 899 times. They've had 940 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They score 4.35 runs per game and have totaled 640 runs so far this season.
Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 61-80-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Toronto Blue Jays are 74-73-0 against the run line so far this season
Los Angeles Angels Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Angels are 63-78-6 against the over/under so far this season
The Los Angeles Angels are 71-76-0 against the run line so far this season
Injuries to Watch
Toronto Blue Jays
06/27/16 P Gavin Floyd Shoulder 60-day DL (6/26)
Los Angeles Angels
09/16/16 P Tyler Skaggs Forearm out indefinitely
09/06/16 P Matt Shoemaker Head 60-day DL (9/5), out for season
09/05/16 P Huston Street Knee 60-day DL (8/2); out for season
08/18/16 C Geovany Soto Knee 15-day DL (8/15)
08/10/16 P Cam Bedrosian Blood Clot 15-day DL (8/4), out for season
07/20/16 P Nick Tropeano Elbow 60-day DL (7/19)
05/10/16 P Garrett Richards Elbow 60-day DL (5/2)
04/06/16 P Andrew Heaney Elbow 60-day DL (4/4), out for season
04/03/16 P C.J. Wilson Shoulder 60-day DL (3/25), out for season
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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