Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins 9/17/2017 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Joe Biagini vs. Kyle Gibson
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Joe Biagini for the Blue Jays and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
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Toronto opens at +126 while Minnesota opens at -136. The Blue Jays have a 65-76-7 over/under record and a 68-80-0 run line mark. The Twins are 78-69-0 against the run line and have a 66-72-9 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 65-76-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 68-80-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 66-72-9 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 78-69-0 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)
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 69-79 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joe Biagini has a 3-10 record with an earned run average of 5.07 and a WHIP of 1.36. He has 91 strikeouts over his 108.1 innings pitched and he's given up 111 hits. He allows 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.18 and they have given up 491 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the bullpen and they've struck out 579 hitters and walked 199 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.39. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,341 base hits and 655 earned runs. They have allowed 181 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 511 batters and struck out 1,268. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.27.
As a team Toronto is hitting .241, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .261 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 143 hits this season in 548 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .416 and an OPS+ of 86. Justin Smoak is hitting .278 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 87 men in 514 at bats. His OPS+ is 133 while his slugging percentage is at .551. The Blue Jays have 1,219 hits, including 247 doubles and 201 home runs. Toronto has walked 502 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,193 times as a unit. They have left 998 men on base and have a team OPS of .726. They score 4.23 runs per contest and have scored a total of 626 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 77-70 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.97, Kyle Gibson has a 10-10 record and a 1.56 WHIP. He has 101 strikeouts over the 141.1 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 167 hits. He allows 10.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 512 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 429 batters and walked 171 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,357 base knocks and 669 earned runs this season. They have given up 204 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 446 hitters and struck out 1,052 batters. They give up a walk 3.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.38 while their FIP as a staff is 4.75.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 12th in the league. The Twins hold a .433 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Eddie Rosario comes into this matchup batting .292 with an OBP of .329. He has 142 hits this year along with 69 RBI in 487 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .503 with an OPS+ of 117. Brian Dozier is hitting .259 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 147 hits in 568 at bats while driving in 84 runs. He has an OPS+ of 118 and a slugging percentage of .482. The Twins as a unit have 1,302 base hits, including 257 doubles and 187 homers. Minnesota has walked 548 times this year and they have struck out on 1,204 occasions. They have had 1,049 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 4.97 runs per game and totaled 730 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +126
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