Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays 7/25/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Sonny Gray vs. Cesar Valdez
The Oakland Athletics visit Rogers Centre on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Sonny Gray for the Athletics and Cesar Valdez for the Blue Jays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -130 and Toronto at +120. The Athletics have a 54-42-2 over/under record and a 51-47-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 41-57-0 against the run line and have a 46-46-6 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 54-42-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 51-47-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 46-46-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 41-57-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/24/17 3B Ryon Healy Head is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
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 "?" Monday vs. Oakland Athletics
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 44-54 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray has a 6-4 record with an earned run average of 3.66 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 85 strikeouts over his 91 innings pitched and he's given up 79 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.38. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 313 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 310 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 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 850 base hits and 445 earned runs. They have allowed 118 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 293 batters and struck out 753. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.33.
As a team Oakland is hitting .238, good for 28th in the league. The Athletics hold a .423 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Yonder Alonso is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .367. He has 76 hits this season in 285 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .540 and an OPS+ of 146. Jed Lowrie is hitting .273 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .343. He has totaled 96 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 352 at bats. His OPS+ is 116 while his slugging percentage is at .449. The Athletics have 777 hits, including 172 doubles and 139 home runs. Oakland has walked 337 times so far this season and they have struck out 928 times as a unit. They have left 634 men on base and have a team OPS of .735. They score 4.33 runs per contest and have scored a total of 424 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 44-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.05, Cesar Valdez has a 0-0 record and a 1.55 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 19.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 23 hits. He allows 10.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.28 and they have given up 316 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 399 batters and walked 136 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 4.59. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 882 base knocks and 450 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 348 hitters and struck out 858 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.34.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 26th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .299 with an OBP of .376. He has 100 hits this year along with 64 RBI in 334 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .593 with an OPS+ of 150. Kevin Pillar is hitting .251 this season and he has an OBP of .302. He has collected 94 hits in 375 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .408. The Blue Jays as a unit have 800 base hits, including 149 doubles and 127 homers. Toronto has walked 328 times this year and they have struck out on 783 occasions. They have had 652 men left on base and have an OPS of .717. They have scored 4.09 runs per game and totaled 401 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics -130
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