Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays 7/24/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, July 24, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Smith vs. Francisco Liriano
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Oakland Athletics and the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, July 24, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Chris Smith for the Athletics and Francisco Liriano for the Blue Jays.
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Oakland opens at +145 while Toronto opens at -155. The Athletics have a 53-41-2 over/under record and a 49-47-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 40-56-0 against the run line and have a 45-45-6 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 53-41-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 49-47-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 45-45-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 40-56-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/22/17 3B Ryon Healy Head "?" Sunday vs. New York Mets
07/06/17 P Jharel Cotton Blister 10-day DL (07/04)
06/25/17 2B Chad Pinder Hamstring 10-day DL (06/24)
06/10/17 P Andrew Triggs Hip 60-day DL (06/10)
05/28/17 P Kendall Graveman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/26)
05/28/17 P Ryan Dull Knee 10-day DL (05/20)
05/28/17 P Bobby Wahl Shoulder 10-day DL (05/24)
04/01/17 P Chris Bassitt Elbow 60-day DL (03/30)
04/01/17 CF Jake Smolinski Shoulder 60-day DL (03/30)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
07/23/17 P Marcus Stroman Blister "?" for next scheduled start
07/23/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Hamstring "?" Sunday vs. Cleveland Indians
07/22/17 P Aaron Sanchez Blister 10-day DL (07/22)
07/21/17 P Mike Bolsinger Knee 10-day DL (07/19)
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)
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 Athletics have a 43-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Smith has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 2.77 and a WHIP of 0.92. He has 8 strikeouts over his 13 innings pitched and he's given up 9 hits. He allows 6.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.61. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 312 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 308 hitters and walked 111 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.66. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 844 base hits and 443 earned runs. They have allowed 117 home runs this season, ranking them 17th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 291 batters and struck out 745. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team Oakland is hitting .237, good for 28th in the league. The Athletics hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Yonder Alonso is hitting .270 with an on-base percentage of .371. He has 76 hits this season in 281 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .548 and an OPS+ of 149. Jed Lowrie is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .339. He has totaled 95 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 350 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .449. The Athletics have 768 hits, including 171 doubles and 136 home runs. Oakland has walked 335 times so far this season and they have struck out 924 times as a unit. They have left 631 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.34 runs per contest and have scored a total of 421 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 44-53 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.15, Francisco Liriano has a 5-5 record and a 1.73 WHIP. He has 65 strikeouts over the 71.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 84 hits. He allows 10.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 313 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 397 batters and walked 135 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.55. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 870 base knocks and 442 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 344 hitters and struck out 853 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 26th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .404 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 21st 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 .377. He has 100 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 331 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .598 with an OPS+ of 152. Kevin Pillar is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .302. He has collected 93 hits in 372 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 84 and a slugging percentage of .401. The Blue Jays as a unit have 794 base hits, including 149 doubles and 126 homers. Toronto has walked 326 times this year and they have struck out on 768 occasions. They have had 647 men left on base and have an OPS of .719. They have scored 4.12 runs per game and totaled 400 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics +145
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