Monday, May 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. Mike Bolsinger
The Atlanta Braves head to Rogers Centre on Monday, May 15, 2017 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Bartolo Colon for the Braves and Mike Bolsinger for the Blue Jays.
The odds for this matchup have Atlanta at +119 and Toronto at -129. The Braves have a 20-13-0 over/under mark and a 17-16-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 19-18-0 against the run line and have a 17-18-2 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 20-13-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 17-16-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 17-18-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 19-18-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/13/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 10-day DL (4/10)
04/03/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (2/25)
03/31/17 P Mauricio Cabrera Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/11/17 P Francisco Liriano Shoulder 10-day DL (5/11)
05/09/17 C Russell Martin Shoulder 10-day DL (5/8)
05/01/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (5/1)
04/25/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Hamstring 10-day DL (4/23)
04/18/17 P J.A. Happ Elbow 10-day DL (4/18)
04/14/17 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (4/13)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Glenn Sparkman Thumb 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/16 P Mike Bolsinger Oblique 15-day DL (3/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 13-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 1-4 record with an earned run average of 7.22 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 26 strikeouts over his 38.2 innings pitched and he's given up 46 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.84 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 96 hitters and walked 38 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.8 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.78. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 297 base hits and 157 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 113 batters and struck out 225. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 6.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.78.
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As a team Atlanta is hitting .256, good for 13th in the league. The Braves hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .326, which is good for 12th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Freddie Freeman is hitting .342 with an on-base percentage of .463. He has 41 hits this season in 120 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .750 and an OPS+ of 214. Brandon Phillips is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .313. He has totaled 31 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 110 at bats. His OPS+ is 83 while his slugging percentage is at .382. The Braves have 292 hits, including 50 doubles and 34 home runs. Atlanta has walked 105 times so far this season and they have struck out 257 times as a unit. They have left 225 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 146 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 16-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.18, Mike Bolsinger has a 0-1 record and a 1.24 WHIP. He has 4 strikeouts over the 5.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 3 hits. He allows 4.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 120 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 145 batters and walked 57 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.1. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 325 base knocks and 153 earned runs this season. They have given up 42 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 132 hitters and struck out 324 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 24th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .299, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .315 with an OBP of .368. He has 47 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 149 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .483 with an OPS+ of 133. Kendrys Morales is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .293. He has collected 32 hits in 131 at bats while driving in 21 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .450. The Blue Jays as a unit have 297 base hits, including 55 doubles and 41 homers. Toronto has walked 108 times this year and they have struck out on 304 occasions. They have had 231 men left on base and have an OPS of .681. They have scored 4 runs per game and totaled 148 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Braves +119
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