Thursday, July 6, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Lance McCullers vs. Francisco Liriano
The Houston Astros head to Rogers Centre on Thursday, July 6, 2017 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Lance McCullers for the Astros and Francisco Liriano for the Blue Jays.
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The odds for this matchup have Houston at -146 and Toronto at +136. The Astros have a 43-35-6 over/under mark and a 50-34-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 34-49-0 against the run line and have a 37-41-5 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 43-35-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 50-34-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 37-41-5 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 34-49-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
07/04/17 SS Carlos Correa Thumb left last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Atlanta Braves
07/04/17 P Charlie Morton Back 10-day DL (05/25) expected to be activated Friday vs Toronto
07/01/17 P David Paulino Suspension 80 game suspension (PED)
06/09/17 P Dallas Keuchel Neck 10-day DL (06/05)
06/09/17 P Collin McHugh Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/20/17 P Jandel Gustave Forearm 60-day DL (04/19)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
07/05/17 C Luke Maile Knee 10-day DL (07/04)
07/04/17 P Marcus Stroman Blister "?" for next scheduled start Saturday vs. Houston Astros
07/01/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day DL (06/06)
06/19/17 P Joe Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
06/06/17 P J.P. Howell Shoulder 10-day DL (06/05)
05/24/17 LF Anthony Alford Wrist 10-day DL (05/24)
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (05/19)
05/20/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (05/20)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (03/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 57-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Lance McCullers has a 7-1 record with an earned run average of 2.69 and a WHIP of 1.07. He has 103 strikeouts over his 87 innings pitched and he's given up 68 hits. He allows 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.09 and they have given up 238 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 371 hitters and walked 106 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.3 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.91. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 652 base hits and 325 earned runs. They have allowed 97 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 261 batters and struck out 852. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.72.
As a team Houston is hitting .283, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .487 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .349, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 9.8 hits per game. Jose Altuve is hitting .326 with an on-base percentage of .398. He has 101 hits this season in 310 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 152. Carlos Correa is hitting .319 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .394. He has totaled 95 hits and he has driven in 58 men in 298 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .554. The Astros have 814 hits, including 172 doubles and 133 home runs. Houston has walked 266 times so far this season and they have struck out 561 times as a unit. They have left 567 men on base and have a team OPS of .836. They score 5.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 464 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 38-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.66, Francisco Liriano has a 4-4 record and a 1.61 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 62 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 66 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.97 and they have given up 252 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 327 batters and walked 110 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.42. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 723 base knocks and 361 earned runs this season. They have given up 98 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 272 hitters and struck out 723 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 4.13.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 24th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .408 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .302 with an OBP of .368. He has 83 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 275 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .593 with an OPS+ of 147. Kevin Pillar is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 80 hits in 318 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 86 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Blue Jays as a unit have 670 base hits, including 129 doubles and 107 homers. Toronto has walked 260 times this year and they have struck out on 644 occasions. They have had 536 men left on base and have an OPS of .721. They have scored 4.12 runs per game and totaled 338 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +136
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