Minnesota Twins at Toronto Blue Jays 8/26/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Dillon Gee vs. Marco Estrada
The Minnesota Twins visit Rogers Centre on Saturday, August 26, 2017 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Dillon Gee for the Twins and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Minnesota at +126 and Toronto at -140. The Twins have a 56-62-9 over/under record and a 65-62-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 58-69-0 against the run line and have a 59-62-6 over/under record.
Valuable Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 56-62-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 65-62-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 59-62-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 58-69-0 against the run line
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/24/17 C Jason Castro Concussion 10-day DL (08/24)
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 65-62 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dillon Gee has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.84 and a WHIP of 1.20. He has 26 strikeouts over his 31.2 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 450 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 370 hitters and walked 142 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. Brian Dozier is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 126 hits this season in 484 at bats with 71 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .481 and an OPS+ of 118. Eddie Rosario is hitting .297 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 408 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .505. 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 60-67 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.07, Marco Estrada has a 5-8 record and a 1.44 WHIP. He has 147 strikeouts over the 145.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 149 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 412 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 493 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. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .290 with an OBP of .363. He has 129 hits this year along with 81 RBI in 445 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .571 with an OPS+ of 140. Kevin Pillar is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .302. He has collected 117 hits in 463 at bats while driving in 33 runs. He has an OPS+ of 84 and a slugging percentage of .406. 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?
Tony's Pick: Take the Twins +126
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