Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Michael Wacha
Busch Stadium is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. The probable starting pitchers are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals.
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Toronto opens at +128 while St. Louis opens at -138. The Blue Jays have a 6-10-2 over/under record and a 7-11-0 run line mark. The Cardinals are 8-11-0 against the run line and have a 8-9-2 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 6-10-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 7-11-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 8-9-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 8-11-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/22/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Hamstring 10-day DL (04/21)
04/18/17 P J.A. Happ Elbow 10-day DL (4/18)
04/16/17 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (4/15)
04/14/17 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (4/13)
04/09/17 P Bo Schultz Elbow 60-day DL (3/30)
04/09/17 P J.P. Howell Shoulder 10-day DL (4/8)
04/03/17 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day DL (3/30)
04/03/17 P Glenn Sparkman Thumb 60-day DL (3/30)
Key St. Louis Cardinals Injuries
04/20/17 3B Jhonny Peralta Respiratory 10-day DL (4/20)
04/18/17 P John Gant Groin 10-day DL (3/30)
04/10/17 P Alex Reyes Elbow 10-day DL (3/30)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 5-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 2.63 and a WHIP of 1.17. He has 24 strikeouts over his 24 innings pitched and he's given up 19 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 58 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 160 base hits and 76 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season, ranking them 14th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 57 batters and struck out 151. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .223, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .349 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .290, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .315 with an on-base percentage of .342. He has 23 hits this season in 73 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .507 and an OPS+ of 136. Troy Tulowitzki is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .295. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 57 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The Blue Jays have 139 hits, including 24 doubles and 17 home runs. Toronto has walked 56 times so far this season and they have struck out 168 times as a unit. They have left 120 men on base and have a team OPS of .639. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 63 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 9-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.41, Michael Wacha has a 2-1 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 18.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 16 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.97. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.63 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 51 batters and walked 27 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.09. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 165 base knocks and 75 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 18th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 61 hitters and struck out 161 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.37 while their FIP as a staff is 3.80.
As a team, they are batting .231, good for 24th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .373 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Aledmys Diaz comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .260. He has 18 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 72 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .472 with an OPS+ of 95. Matt Carpenter is hitting .236 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 13 hits in 55 at bats while driving in 5 runs. He has an OPS+ of 101 and a slugging percentage of .364. The Cardinals as a unit have 144 base hits, including 29 doubles and 18 homers. St. Louis has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 151 occasions. They have had 133 men left on base and have an OPS of .679. They have scored 3.63 runs per game and totaled 69 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Cardinals -138
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