Sunday, July 9, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Peacock vs. J.A. Happ
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Houston Astros and the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, July 9, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Brad Peacock for the Astros and J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays.
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Houston opens at +110 while Toronto opens at -120. The Astros have a 46-35-6 over/under record and a 52-35-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 36-50-0 against the run line and have a 40-41-5 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 46-35-6 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 52-35-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 40-41-5 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 36-50-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
07/01/17 P David Paulino Suspension 80 game suspension
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
07/07/17 P Marcus Stroman Finger is upgraded to probable for next scheduled start Saturday vs. Houston Astros
07/05/17 C Luke Maile Knee 10-day DL (07/04)
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)
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 59-28 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Peacock has a 6-1 record with an earned run average of 2.91 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 80 strikeouts over his 55.2 innings pitched and he's given up 38 hits. He allows 6.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 2.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.01 and they have given up 247 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .216 against the bullpen and they've struck out 385 hitters and walked 108 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.94. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 681 base hits and 339 earned runs. They have allowed 99 home runs this season, ranking them 21st in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 269 batters and struck out 879. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.71.
As a team Houston is hitting .287, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .493 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .352, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 1st in MLB with 10.0 hits per game. Carlos Correa is hitting .319 with an on-base percentage of .397. He has 97 hits this season in 304 at bats with 58 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .549 and an OPS+ of 159. Jose Altuve is hitting .338 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .408. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 47 men in 325 at bats. His OPS+ is 160 while his slugging percentage is at .538. The Astros have 860 hits, including 188 doubles and 138 home runs. Houston has walked 275 times so far this season and they have struck out 579 times as a unit. They have left 588 men on base and have a team OPS of .846. They score 5.74 runs per contest and have scored a total of 494 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 40-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.47, J.A. Happ has a 3-5 record and a 1.16 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 57 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 55 hits. He allows 8.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.93 and they have given up 262 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 343 batters and walked 114 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 744 base knocks and 372 earned runs this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 283 hitters and struck out 750 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 4.16.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 22nd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .310. He has 85 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 329 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .422 with an OPS+ of 90. Justin Smoak is hitting .299 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 86 hits in 288 at bats while driving in 55 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .587. The Blue Jays as a unit have 703 base hits, including 132 doubles and 112 homers. Toronto has walked 272 times this year and they have struck out on 667 occasions. They have had 561 men left on base and have an OPS of .726. They have scored 4.19 runs per game and totaled 356 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -120
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