Thursday, May 18, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Julio Teheran
Turner Field is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Julio Teheran for the Braves.
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Toronto opens at -115 while Atlanta opens at +105. The Blue Jays have a 19-19-2 over/under record and a 19-21-0 run line mark. The Braves are 19-17-0 against the run line and have a 22-14-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 19-19-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 19-21-0 against the run line
Important Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 22-14-0 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 19-17-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/15/17 1B Steve Pearce Calf 10-day DL (5/15)
05/11/17 P Francisco Liriano Shoulder 10-day DL (5/11)
05/09/17 C Russell Martin Shoulder 10-day DL (5/8)
04/25/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Hamstring 10-day DL (4/23)
04/18/17 P J.A. Happ Elbow 10-day DL (4/18)
04/14/17 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (4/13)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Glenn Sparkman Thumb 60-day DL (3/30)
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
04/13/17 P Chaz Roe Shoulder 10-day DL (4/10)
04/03/17 P Armando Rivero Shoulder 10-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Daniel Winkler Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
04/02/17 2B Micah Johnson Wrist 60-day DL (3/30)
04/01/17 1B Sean Rodriguez Shoulder 60-day DL (2/25)
03/31/17 P Mauricio Cabrera Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 17-23 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 3-2 record with an earned run average of 3.33 and a WHIP of 1.38. He has 40 strikeouts over his 51.1 innings pitched and he's given up 57 hits. He allows 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 133 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 157 hitters and walked 60 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.15. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 344 base hits and 163 earned runs. They have allowed 44 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 138 batters and struck out 341. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.36 and their FIP as a unit is 4.01.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .237, good for 21st in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .387 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 49 hits this season in 158 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .487 and an OPS+ of 131. Kendrys Morales is hitting .237 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .289. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 21 men in 139 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .432. The Blue Jays have 314 hits, including 62 doubles and 44 home runs. Toronto has walked 118 times so far this season and they have struck out 319 times as a unit. They have left 249 men on base and have a team OPS of .689. They score 4.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 157 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 15-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.08, Julio Teheran has a 3-3 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 34 strikeouts over the 46.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 44 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.51. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.79 and they have given up 112 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 103 batters and walked 43 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 6.7 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 4.75. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 312 base knocks and 165 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 122 hitters and struck out 232 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 6.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.83.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 12th in the league. The Braves hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .332, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Freddie Freeman comes into this matchup batting .338 with an OBP of .452. He has 44 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 130 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .738 with an OPS+ of 205. Brandon Phillips is hitting .272 this season and he has an OBP of .308. He has collected 31 hits in 114 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 77 and a slugging percentage of .368. The Braves as a unit have 313 base hits, including 54 doubles and 35 homers. Atlanta has walked 114 times this year and they have struck out on 274 occasions. They have had 246 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.49 runs per game and totaled 157 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -115
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