Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays 7/26/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Paul Blackburn vs. Marco Estrada
The Oakland Athletics head to Rogers Centre on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Paul Blackburn for the Athletics and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays.
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The odds for this matchup have Oakland at +156 and Toronto at -166. The Athletics have a 54-43-2 over/under mark and a 51-48-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 42-57-0 against the run line and have a 46-47-6 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 54-43-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 51-48-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 46-47-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 42-57-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
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
07/22/17 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 44-55 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Paul Blackburn has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.88 and a WHIP of 1.16. He has 9 strikeouts over his 25 innings pitched and he's given up 22 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.80 and they have given up 315 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 312 hitters and walked 114 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 858 base hits and 448 earned runs. They have allowed 119 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 299 batters and struck out 757. 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 4.35.
As a team Oakland is hitting .236, good for 28th in the league. The Athletics hold a .421 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Yonder Alonso is hitting .264 with an on-base percentage of .363. He has 76 hits this season in 288 at bats with 45 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .535 and an OPS+ of 144. Jed Lowrie is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 96 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 355 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .445. The Athletics have 779 hits, including 172 doubles and 140 home runs. Oakland has walked 340 times so far this season and they have struck out 937 times as a unit. They have left 635 men on base and have a team OPS of .732. They score 4.3 runs per contest and have scored a total of 426 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 45-54 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.52, Marco Estrada has a 4-7 record and a 1.49 WHIP. He has 118 strikeouts over the 109.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 117 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 316 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 403 batters and walked 137 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 884 base knocks and 452 earned runs this season. They have given up 127 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 351 hitters and struck out 867 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 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .241, 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 .298 with an OBP of .377. He has 100 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 336 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .589 with an OPS+ of 150. Kevin Pillar is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .299. He has collected 94 hits in 379 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 84 and a slugging percentage of .404. The Blue Jays as a unit have 808 base hits, including 152 doubles and 128 homers. Toronto has walked 334 times this year and they have struck out on 787 occasions. They have had 661 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.09 runs per game and totaled 405 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Athletics +156
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