Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays 8/25/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Bartolo Colon vs. J.A. Happ
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Minnesota Twins and the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, August 25, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Bartolo Colon for the Twins and J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays.
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Minnesota opens at +156 while Toronto opens at -166. The Twins have a 56-61-9 over/under record and a 65-61-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 58-68-0 against the run line and have a 59-61-6 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 56-61-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 65-61-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 59-61-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 58-68-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/20/17 3B Miguel Sano Shin 10-day DL (08/21)
08/17/17 LF Robbie Grossman Thumb 10-day DL (08/17)
08/17/17 P Dietrich Enns Shoulder 10-day DL (08/17)
08/08/17 P Adalberto Mejia Arm 10-day DL (08/08)
07/19/17 P Phil Hughes Illness 60-day DL (07/19)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 10-day DL (07/03)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/22/17 P Nick Tepesch Paternity List out indefinitely
08/12/17 C Russell Martin Oblique 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Ankle 60-day DL (07/29)
08/09/17 P Cesar Valdez Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
07/22/17 P Aaron Sanchez Blister 10-day DL (07/22)
07/05/17 C Luke Maile Knee 10-day DL (07/04)
07/01/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day DL (06/06)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
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 Twins have a 65-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Bartolo Colon has a 5-10 record with an earned run average of 6.66 and a WHIP of 1.64. He has 67 strikeouts over his 105.1 innings pitched and he's given up 144 hits. He allows 12.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.56 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 367 hitters and walked 141 batters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Twins pitchers collectively have given up 1,166 base hits and 583 earned runs. They have allowed 182 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Minnesota as a pitching staff has walked 388 batters and struck out 896. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.84.
As a team Minnesota is hitting .255, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Eddie Rosario is hitting .297 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 121 hits this season in 408 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .505 and an OPS+ of 120. Brian Dozier is hitting .260 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .346. He has totaled 126 hits and he has driven in 71 men in 484 at bats. His OPS+ is 118 while his slugging percentage is at .481. The Twins have 1,098 hits, including 218 doubles and 152 home runs. Minnesota has walked 468 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,050 times as a unit. They have left 901 men on base and have a team OPS of .750. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 601 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 60-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.90, J.A. Happ has a 6-9 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 101 strikeouts over the 101.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 104 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.31 and they have given up 411 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 486 batters and walked 175 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,135 base knocks and 572 earned runs this season. They have given up 155 home runs this year, which ranks 16th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 453 hitters and struck out 1,070 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .414 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .253 with an OBP of .302. He has 117 hits this year along with 33 RBI in 463 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .406 with an OPS+ of 84. Justin Smoak is hitting .290 this season and he has an OBP of .363. He has collected 129 hits in 445 at bats while driving in 81 runs. He has an OPS+ of 140 and a slugging percentage of .571. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,024 base hits, including 202 doubles and 174 homers. Toronto has walked 430 times this year and they have struck out on 1,000 occasions. They have had 832 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.29 runs per game and totaled 541 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Twins/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Twins +156
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