Sunday, May 21, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Wade Miley
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Oriole Park on Sunday, May 21, 2017 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Wade Miley for the Orioles.
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The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +119 and Baltimore at -129. The Blue Jays have a 21-20-2 over/under record and a 20-23-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 23-17-0 against the run line and have a 20-18-2 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 21-20-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 20-23-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 20-18-2 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 23-17-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/20/17 CF Darrell Ceciliani Shoulder 10-day DL (5/19)
05/19/17 CF Kevin Pillar Suspension expected to miss Saturday vs. Baltimore Orioles
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
05/06/17 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 18-25 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 3.60 and a WHIP of 1.18. He has 58 strikeouts over his 55 innings pitched and he's given up 50 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 139 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 171 hitters and walked 64 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 4.23. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 381 base hits and 183 earned runs. They have allowed 49 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 148 batters and struck out 375. 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 4.03.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .237, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Jose Bautista is hitting .218 with an on-base percentage of .344. He has 34 hits this season in 156 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .385 and an OPS+ of 98. Kendrys Morales is hitting .250 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .305. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 152 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .434. The Blue Jays have 347 hits, including 71 doubles and 50 home runs. Toronto has walked 134 times so far this season and they have struck out 348 times as a unit. They have left 274 men on base and have a team OPS of .697. They score 4.14 runs per contest and have scored a total of 178 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 24-16 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.02, Wade Miley has a 1-1 record and a 1.51 WHIP. He has 46 strikeouts over the 41.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 36 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.84 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 128 batters and walked 66 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.1 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 4.26. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 368 base knocks and 172 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 162 hitters and struck out 295 batters. They give up a walk 4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.65.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 12th in the league. The Orioles hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .331. He has 38 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 138 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .471 with an OPS+ of 117. Adam Jones is hitting .265 this season and he has an OBP of .311. He has collected 44 hits in 166 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .404. The Orioles as a unit have 368 base hits, including 67 doubles and 57 homers. Baltimore has walked 111 times this year and they have struck out on 350 occasions. They have had 284 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 189 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles -129
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