Sunday, July 16, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Anibal Sanchez
Comerica Park is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, July 16, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Anibal Sanchez for the Tigers.
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Toronto opens at -101 while Detroit opens at -109. The Blue Jays have a 41-42-6 over/under record and a 38-51-0 run line mark. The Tigers are 42-46-0 against the run line and have a 44-38-6 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 41-42-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 38-51-0 against the run line
Important Detroit Tigers Betting Trends
The Detroit Tigers are 44-38-6 against the over/under
The Detroit Tigers are 42-46-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
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 Detroit Tigers Injuries
07/14/17 2B Ian Kinsler Flu "?" Saturday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
07/06/17 P Daniel Norris Groin 10-day DL (07/06)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 42-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 5.17 and a WHIP of 1.44. He has 110 strikeouts over his 101 innings pitched and he's given up 106 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 276 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the bullpen and they've struck out 352 hitters and walked 119 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.49. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 792 base hits and 398 earned runs. They have allowed 114 home runs this season, ranking them 11th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 301 batters and struck out 781. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.37 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team Toronto is hitting .244, good for 22nd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .254 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 87 hits this season in 342 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .415 and an OPS+ of 89. Justin Smoak is hitting .291 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 88 hits and he has driven in 56 men in 302 at bats. His OPS+ is 140 while his slugging percentage is at .570. The Blue Jays have 732 hits, including 135 doubles and 119 home runs. Toronto has walked 295 times so far this season and they have struck out 700 times as a unit. They have left 592 men on base and have a team OPS of .728. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 373 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Detroit has a 39-49 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.89, Anibal Sanchez has a 1-0 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 44 strikeouts over the 44.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 50 hits. He allows 10.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.24 and they have given up 268 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the Tigers bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 246 batters and walked 128 opposing hitters. As a team, Detroit allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.7 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.89. The Tigers pitchers as a team have surrendered 808 base knocks and 419 earned runs this season. They have given up 111 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Detroit as a staff has walked 309 hitters and struck out 660 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 4.62.
As a team, they are batting .254, good for 16th in the league. The Tigers hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .327, which is good for 13th in baseball. They rank 16th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Justin Upton comes into this matchup batting .269 with an OBP of .354. He has 79 hits this year along with 54 RBI in 294 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .493 with an OPS+ of 124. Miguel Cabrera is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .352. He has collected 72 hits in 277 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 109 and a slugging percentage of .433. The Tigers as a unit have 761 base hits, including 157 doubles and 105 homers. Detroit has walked 303 times this year and they have struck out on 728 occasions. They have had 600 men left on base and have an OPS of .752. They have scored 4.67 runs per game and totaled 411 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Tigers MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Tigers -109
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