Pittsburgh Pirates at Toronto Blue Jays 8/11/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 11, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Jameson Taillon vs. Marcus Stroman
The Pittsburgh Pirates head to Rogers Centre on Friday, August 11, 2017 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Jameson Taillon for the Pirates and Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays.
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The odds for this matchup have Pittsburgh at +135 and Toronto at -145. The Pirates have a 46-63-5 over/under mark and a 59-55-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 49-64-0 against the run line and have a 54-53-6 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 46-63-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 59-55-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 54-53-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 49-64-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
08/10/17 2B Josh Harrison Rest is not expected to be in the starting lineup Thursday vs. Detroit Tigers
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/09/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Ankle 60-day DL (07/29)
08/09/17 P Cesar Valdez Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
08/05/17 C Miguel Montero Groin 10-day DL (08/05)
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 Pirates have a 56-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has a 6-5 record with an earned run average of 4.60 and a WHIP of 1.50. He has 84 strikeouts over his 86 innings pitched and he's given up 101 hits. He allows 10.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.79 and they have given up 367 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the bullpen and they've struck out 347 hitters and walked 144 batters. As a team, Pittsburgh allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1052 base hits and 475 earned runs. They have allowed 124 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 328 batters and struck out 862. They have walked 2.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.35 and their FIP as a unit is 4.11.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .246, good for 24th in the league. The Pirates hold a .390 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Josh Harrison is hitting .276 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 112 hits this season in 406 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .424 and an OPS+ of 103. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .382. He has totaled 117 hits and he has driven in 70 men in 403 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .521. The Pirates have 952 hits, including 182 doubles and 108 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 384 times so far this season and they have struck out 822 times as a unit. They have left 820 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.22 runs per contest and have scored a total of 481 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 53-60 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.17, Marcus Stroman has a 10-5 record and a 1.33 WHIP. He has 120 strikeouts over the 145 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 147 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 376 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 443 batters and walked 156 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.68. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1026 base knocks and 529 earned runs this season. They have given up 144 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 401 hitters and struck out 973 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.35.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .245 with an OBP of .295. He has 104 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 425 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .395 with an OPS+ of 81. Justin Smoak is hitting .296 this season and he has an OBP of .375. He has collected 116 hits in 392 at bats while driving in 76 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .584. The Blue Jays as a unit have 927 base hits, including 180 doubles and 154 homers. Toronto has walked 393 times this year and they have struck out on 887 occasions. They have had 756 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 483 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -145
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