Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins 9/14/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 14, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. Jose Berrios
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Target Field on Thursday, September 14, 2017 to take on the Minnesota Twins. The expected starting pitchers are Brett Anderson for the Blue Jays and Jose Berrios for the Twins.
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The odds for this matchup have Toronto at +153 and Minnesota at -163. The Blue Jays have a 65-73-7 over/under mark and a 67-78-0 run line record. The Twins are 76-68-0 against the run line and have a 66-69-9 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 65-73-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 67-78-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 66-69-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 76-68-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/09/17 P Cesar Valdez Shoulder 60-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)
07/01/17 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 Minnesota Twins Injuries
08/20/17 3B Miguel Sano Shin 10-day DL (08/21)
08/17/17 P Dietrich Enns Shoulder 10-day DL (08/17)
08/08/17 P Adalberto Mejia Arm 10-day DL (08/08)
07/19/17 P Phil Hughes Illness 60-day DL (07/19)
07/06/17 P Hector Santiago Back 60-day DL (07/03)
05/28/17 P Justin Haley Shoulder 10-day DL (05/28)
05/28/17 P Ryan O'Rourke Forearm 60-day DL (03/30)
03/11/17 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/22)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 68-77 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 5.90 and a WHIP of 1.61. He has 27 strikeouts over his 39.2 innings pitched and he's given up 52 hits. He allows 11.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 488 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .239 against the bullpen and they've struck out 571 hitters and walked 195 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,314 base hits and 648 earned runs. They have allowed 178 home runs this season, ranking them 15th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 499 batters and struck out 1,240. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.28.
As a team Toronto is hitting .241, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .303. He has 139 hits this season in 534 at bats with 41 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .412 and an OPS+ of 84. Justin Smoak is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .358. He has totaled 139 hits and he has driven in 85 men in 500 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .550. The Blue Jays have 1,186 hits, including 237 doubles and 198 home runs. Toronto has walked 487 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,158 times as a unit. They have left 963 men on base and have a team OPS of .727. They score 4.28 runs per contest and have scored a total of 616 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 75-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.94, Jose Berrios has a 12-7 record and a 1.17 WHIP. He has 123 strikeouts over the 130.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 114 hits. He allows 7.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.55 and they have given up 502 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 418 batters and walked 164 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 22nd in the league in team earned run average at 4.7. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,330 base knocks and 662 earned runs this season. They have given up 200 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 430 hitters and struck out 1,020 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.76.
As a team, they are batting .258, good for 13th in the league. The Twins hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.8 hits per contest. Eddie Rosario comes into this matchup batting .289 with an OBP of .326. He has 136 hits this year along with 65 RBI in 471 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .493 with an OPS+ of 114. Brian Dozier is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 142 hits in 552 at bats while driving in 82 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .473. The Twins as a unit have 1,260 base hits, including 253 doubles and 177 homers. Minnesota has walked 537 times this year and they have struck out on 1,176 occasions. They have had 1,023 men left on base and have an OPS of .764. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 705 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -163
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