Pittsburgh Pirates at Toronto Blue Jays 8/12/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 12, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Trevor Williams vs. Chris Rowley
The Pittsburgh Pirates visit Rogers Centre on Saturday, August 12, 2017 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Trevor Williams for the Pirates and Chris Rowley for the Blue Jays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh at +108 and Toronto at -118. The Pirates have a 47-63-5 over/under record and a 60-55-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 50-64-0 against the run line and have a 54-54-6 over/under record.
Valuable Pittsburgh Pirates Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 47-63-5 against the over/under
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 60-55-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 54-54-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 50-64-0 against the run line
Key Pittsburgh Pirates Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/10/17 DH Kendrys Morales Illness "?" Friday vs. Pittsburgh Pirates
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 57-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trevor Williams has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 4.17 and a WHIP of 1.27. He has 76 strikeouts over his 105.2 innings pitched and he's given up 103 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.83 and they have given up 370 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .247 against the bullpen and they've struck out 348 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 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.19. The Pirates pitchers collectively have given up 1,061 base hits and 480 earned runs. They have allowed 125 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Pittsburgh as a pitching staff has walked 329 batters and struck out 870. 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 4.10.
As a team Pittsburgh is hitting .247, good for 23rd in the league. The Pirates hold a .392 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. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .381. He has 117 hits this season in 407 at bats with 70 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .516 and an OPS+ of 133. Josh Harrison is hitting .276 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .349. He has totaled 112 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 406 at bats. His OPS+ is 103 while his slugging percentage is at .424. The Pirates have 965 hits, including 185 doubles and 110 home runs. Pittsburgh has walked 386 times so far this season and they have struck out 826 times as a unit. They have left 827 men on base and have a team OPS of .716. They score 4.24 runs per contest and have scored a total of 488 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 54-60 overall mark this year. Chris Rowley is expected to make his season debut for the Blue Jays. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 377 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 447 batters and walked 158 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,032 base knocks and 529 earned runs this season. They have given up 144 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 406 hitters and struck out 983 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 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 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .242, good for 27th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .412 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. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .372. He has 116 hits this year along with 76 RBI in 396 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .578 with an OPS+ of 146. Kevin Pillar is hitting .245 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 105 hits in 428 at bats while driving in 26 runs. He has an OPS+ of 81 and a slugging percentage of .395. The Blue Jays as a unit have 932 base hits, including 181 doubles and 155 homers. Toronto has walked 397 times this year and they have struck out on 896 occasions. They have had 760 men left on base and have an OPS of .730. They have scored 4.27 runs per game and totaled 487 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Pirates/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Pirates +108
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