Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians 7/23/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, July 23, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Corey Kluber
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Progressive Field on Sunday, July 23, 2017 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays and Corey Kluber for the Indians.
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The odds for this matchup have Toronto at +178 and Cleveland at -189. The Blue Jays have a 45-45-6 over/under mark and a 40-56-0 run line record. The Indians are 40-54-0 against the run line and have a 35-52-7 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 45-45-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 40-56-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 35-52-7 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 40-54-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
07/21/17 P Mike Bolsinger Knee 10-day DL (07/19)
07/20/17 P Aaron Sanchez Blister "?" for next scheduled start
07/05/17 C Luke Maile Knee 10-day DL (07/04)
07/01/17 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day DL (06/06)
06/19/17 P Joe Smith Shoulder 10-day DL (06/19)
06/16/17 3B Chris Coghlan Wrist 10-day DL (06/16)
06/06/17 P J.P. Howell Shoulder 10-day DL (06/05)
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 Cleveland Indians Injuries
07/22/17 P Corey Kluber Neck expected to start Sunday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
07/22/17 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (06/04); expected to be activated & start Saturday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
07/21/17 P Boone Logan Side 10-day DL (07/21)
07/14/17 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (07/14)
07/09/17 2B Jason Kipnis Hamstring 10-day DL (07/09)
06/27/17 CF Austin Jackson Quad 10-day DL (06/26)
04/09/17 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (04/02)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 44-52 overall record this season. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 3.55 and a WHIP of 1.26. He has 62 strikeouts over his 66 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.74. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.27 and they have given up 312 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 394 hitters and walked 134 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 849 base hits and 427 earned runs. They have allowed 122 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 333 batters and struck out 835. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.30.
As a team Toronto is hitting .243, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .406 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .298 with an on-base percentage of .372. He has 97 hits this season in 325 at bats with 62 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .588 and an OPS+ of 147. Kevin Pillar is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .305. He has totaled 92 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 364 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .407. The Blue Jays have 782 hits, including 144 doubles and 125 home runs. Toronto has walked 320 times so far this season and they have struck out 751 times as a unit. They have left 635 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.17 runs per contest and have scored a total of 396 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 49-45 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.86, Corey Kluber has a 7-3 record and a 0.96 WHIP. He has 135 strikeouts over the 100.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 73 hits. He allows 6.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.83 and they have given up 239 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .221 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 320 batters and walked 96 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.8. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 737 base knocks and 346 earned runs this season. They have given up 103 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 260 hitters and struck out 912 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.59.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 10th in the league. The Indians hold a .432 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .333, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .257 with an OBP of .316. He has 96 hits this year along with 45 RBI in 373 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .456 with an OPS+ of 98. Edwin Encarnacion is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .367. He has collected 83 hits in 326 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .469. The Indians as a unit have 815 base hits, including 197 doubles and 106 homers. Cleveland has walked 338 times this year and they have struck out on 659 occasions. They have had 664 men left on base and have an OPS of .765. They have scored 4.7 runs per game and totaled 437 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +178
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