Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles 8/31/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, August 31, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Jeremy Hellickson
Oriole Park is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, August 31, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Jeremy Hellickson for the Orioles.
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Toronto opens at +118 while Baltimore opens at -131. The Blue Jays have a 61-65-6 over/under record and a 58-74-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 66-66-0 against the run line and have a 65-64-3 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 61-65-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 58-74-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 65-64-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 66-66-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/12/17 C Russell Martin Oblique 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/17 P Cesar Valdez Shoulder 10-day DL (08/08)
08/09/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Ankle 60-day DL (07/29)
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)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
06/19/17 SS J.J. Hardy Wrist 60-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 P Mike Wright Shoulder 10-day DL (06/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 61-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 6-8 record with an earned run average of 5.04 and a WHIP of 1.42. He has 152 strikeouts over his 151.2 innings pitched and he's given up 154 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.37 and they have given up 435 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 517 hitters and walked 181 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.59. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,189 base hits and 599 earned runs. They have allowed 163 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 466 batters and struck out 1,123. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.32.
As a team Toronto is hitting .242, good for 28th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .289 with an on-base percentage of .366. He has 134 hits this season in 463 at bats with 84 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .575 and an OPS+ of 142. Kevin Pillar is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 121 hits and he has driven in 34 men in 480 at bats. His OPS+ is 83 while his slugging percentage is at .402. The Blue Jays have 1,068 hits, including 208 doubles and 179 home runs. Toronto has walked 447 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,030 times as a unit. They have left 873 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.27 runs per contest and have scored a total of 559 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 67-65 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.88, Jeremy Hellickson has a 8-7 record and a 1.22 WHIP. He has 85 strikeouts over the 142 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 139 hits. He allows 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.45. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 449 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 405 batters and walked 171 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 4.83. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,230 base knocks and 625 earned runs this season. They have given up 196 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 466 hitters and struck out 995 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.46 while their FIP as a staff is 4.93.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 4th in the league. The Orioles hold a .448 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .350. He has 151 hits this year along with 96 RBI in 497 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .533 with an OPS+ of 134. Adam Jones is hitting .279 this season and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 141 hits in 506 at bats while driving in 66 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .472. The Orioles as a unit have 1,219 base hits, including 224 doubles and 195 homers. Baltimore has walked 325 times this year and they have struck out on 1,103 occasions. They have had 844 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 4.89 runs per game and totaled 640 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +118
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