Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles 9/3/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 3, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. Chris Tillman
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Oriole Park on Sunday, September 3, 2017 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Brett Anderson for the Blue Jays and Chris Tillman for the Orioles.
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The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +128 and Baltimore at -138. The Blue Jays have a 62-67-6 over/under record and a 60-75-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 66-69-0 against the run line and have a 67-65-3 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 62-67-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 60-75-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 67-65-3 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 66-69-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
09/01/17 1B Justin Smoak Calf "?" Saturday vs. Baltimore Orioles
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 62-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 6.83 and a WHIP of 1.88. He has 19 strikeouts over his 27.2 innings pitched and he's given up 40 hits. He allows 13 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.43 and they have given up 451 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 529 hitters and walked 184 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,233 base hits and 617 earned runs. They have allowed 168 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 476 batters and struck out 1,159. They have walked 3.5 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 4.31.
As a team Toronto is hitting .240, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .362. He has 134 hits this season in 468 at bats with 84 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .568 and an OPS+ of 140. Kevin Pillar is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .303. He has totaled 128 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 497 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The Blue Jays have 1,096 hits, including 218 doubles and 183 home runs. Toronto has walked 458 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,071 times as a unit. They have left 898 men on base and have a team OPS of .724. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 571 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 69-66 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.91, Chris Tillman has a 1-7 record and a 1.95 WHIP. He has 56 strikeouts over the 79.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 111 hits. He allows 12.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.72. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.71 and they have given up 459 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .248 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 416 batters and walked 176 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.81. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,259 base knocks and 643 earned runs this season. They have given up 200 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 479 hitters and struck out 1,031 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.
As a team, they are batting .268, good for 4th in the league. The Orioles hold a .451 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.4 hits per contest. Jonathan Schoop comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .353. He has 158 hits this year along with 101 RBI in 515 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .542 with an OPS+ of 136. Adam Jones is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .318. He has collected 146 hits in 520 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .477. The Orioles as a unit have 1,265 base hits, including 228 doubles and 205 homers. Baltimore has walked 333 times this year and they have struck out on 1,143 occasions. They have had 875 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 4.9 runs per game and totaled 661 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles -138
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