Saturday, May 20, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Bolsinger vs. Kevin Gausman
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Oriole Park on Saturday, May 20, 2017 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Mike Bolsinger for the Blue Jays and Kevin Gausman for the Orioles.
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The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +149 and Baltimore at -159. The Blue Jays have a 21-19-2 over/under record and a 20-22-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 22-17-0 against the run line and have a 20-17-2 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 21-19-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 20-22-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 20-17-2 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 22-17-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/18/17 CF Kevin Pillar Suspension expected to miss next 2 games (05/18)
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)
04/18/17 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 Baltimore Orioles Injuries
05/18/17 3B Manny Machado Finger "?" Friday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
05/06/17 P Gabriel Ynoa Hamstring 10-day DL (5/6)
05/06/17 P Zach Britton Forearm 10-day DL (5/5)
04/02/17 CF Anthony Santander Forearm 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 18-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Bolsinger has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 6.10 and a WHIP of 1.65. He has 7 strikeouts over his 10.1 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 165 hitters and walked 63 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.22. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 372 base hits and 178 earned runs. They have allowed 47 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 145 batters and struck out 365. They have walked 3.4 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 .238, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Jose Bautista is hitting .216 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 33 hits this season in 153 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .386 and an OPS+ of 96. Kendrys Morales is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .302. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 149 at bats. His OPS+ is 99 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Blue Jays have 340 hits, including 70 doubles and 50 home runs. Toronto has walked 129 times so far this season and they have struck out 338 times as a unit. They have left 266 men on base and have a team OPS of .700. They score 4.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 175 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 23-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.19, Kevin Gausman has a 2-3 record and a 1.86 WHIP. He has 31 strikeouts over the 41.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 56 hits. He allows 12.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 150 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 122 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 361 base knocks and 169 earned runs this season. They have given up 49 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 157 hitters and struck out 285 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.47 while their FIP as a staff is 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 11th in the league. The Orioles hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .281 with an OBP of .329. He has 38 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 135 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .481 with an OPS+ of 118. Adam Jones is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .320. He has collected 44 hits in 161 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .416. The Orioles as a unit have 359 base hits, including 67 doubles and 55 homers. Baltimore has walked 108 times this year and they have struck out on 340 occasions. They have had 276 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 184 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +149
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