Saturday, April 15, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Alec Asher vs. Marco Estrada
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Baltimore Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays on Saturday, April 15, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Alec Asher for the Orioles and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays.
Baltimore opens at +143 while Toronto opens at -153. The Orioles have a 4-3-1 over/under record and a 3-5-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 3-6-0 against the run line and have a 2-7-0 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 4-3-1 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 3-5-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 2-7-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 3-6-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
04/09/17 CF Joey Rickard Finger 10-day DL (4/9)
04/02/17 CF Anthony Santander Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
03/31/17 P Chris Tillman Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/13/17 3B Josh Donaldson Calf is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Friday vs. Baltimore Orioles
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/09/17 P J.P. Howell Shoulder 10-day DL (4/8)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Glenn Sparkman Thumb 60-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 6-2 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Alec Asher is making his first start of the season for Baltimore. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.30 and they have given up 33 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .277 against the bullpen and they've struck out 28 hitters and walked 17 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 3.95. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 78 base hits and 32 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 38 batters and struck out 61. They have walked 4.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.59 and their FIP as a unit is 3.60.
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As a team Baltimore is hitting .240, good for 14th in the league. The Orioles hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Manny Machado is hitting .179 with an on-base percentage of .303. He has 5 hits this season in 28 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .357 and an OPS+ of 87. Adam Jones is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 8 hits and he has driven in 4 men in 32 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Orioles have 64 hits, including 14 doubles and 10 home runs. Baltimore has walked 16 times so far this season and they have struck out 68 times as a unit. They have left 40 men on base and have a team OPS of .695. They score 4.38 runs per contest and have scored a total of 35 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 1-8 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.73, Marco Estrada has a 0-1 record and a 1.46 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 11 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 12 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.38 and they have given up 24 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 32 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 75 base knocks and 36 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 30 hitters and struck out 84 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.29 while their FIP as a staff is 3.59.
As a team, they are batting .190, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .277 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .271, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 6.3 hits per contest. Kendrys Morales comes into this matchup batting .235 with an OBP of .333. He has 8 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 34 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .382 with an OPS+ of 109. Josh Donaldson is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .429. He has collected 9 hits in 29 at bats while driving in 4 runs. He has an OPS+ of 193 and a slugging percentage of .586. The Blue Jays as a unit have 57 base hits, including 14 doubles and 4 homers. Toronto has walked 33 times this year and they have struck out on 74 occasions. They have had 58 men left on base and have an OPS of .547. They have scored 2.67 runs per game and totaled 24 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -153
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