Thursday, April 27, 2017
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Probable Pitchers: Casey Lawrence vs. Adam Wainwright
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Busch Stadium on Thursday, April 27, 2017 to take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The expected starting pitchers are Casey Lawrence for the Blue Jays and Adam Wainwright for the Cardinals.
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The odds for this matchup have Toronto at +168 and St. Louis at -178. The Blue Jays have a 7-11-2 over/under mark and a 9-11-0 run line record. The Cardinals are 8-12-0 against the run line and have a 9-9-2 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 7-11-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 9-11-0 against the run line
Important St. Louis Cardinals Betting Trends
The St. Louis Cardinals are 9-9-2 against the over/under
The St. Louis Cardinals are 8-12-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/25/17 SS Troy Tulowitzki Hamstring 10-day DL (4/23)
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)
04/03/17 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
04/26/17 1B Matt Carpenter Suspension Served missed last game, probable Wednesday vs. Toronto Blue Jays
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 6-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Casey Lawrence has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 7.56 and a WHIP of 2.28. He has 6 strikeouts over his 8.1 innings pitched and he's given up 11 hits. He allows 11.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.30 and they have given up 62 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .238 against the bullpen and they've struck out 67 hitters and walked 26 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 178 base hits and 83 earned runs. They have allowed 22 home runs this season, ranking them 16th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 62 batters and struck out 171. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 3.74.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .223, good for 26th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .347 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .292, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .296 with an on-base percentage of .337. He has 24 hits this season in 81 at bats with 6 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 130. 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 90 while his slugging percentage is at .386. The Blue Jays have 156 hits, including 26 doubles and 18 home runs. Toronto has walked 64 times so far this season and they have struck out 188 times as a unit. They have left 136 men on base and have a team OPS of .639. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 70 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
St. Louis has a 9-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.27, Adam Wainwright has a 1-3 record and a 1.93 WHIP. He has 22 strikeouts over the 18.2 innings he's pitched. He's also given up 30 hits. He allows 14.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.94. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.46 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Cardinals bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 57 batters and walked 29 opposing hitters. As a team, St. Louis allows 8.9 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 4.04. The Cardinals pitchers as a team have surrendered 175 base knocks and 79 earned runs this season. They have given up 20 home runs this year, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball. St. Louis as a staff has walked 64 hitters and struck out 173 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.36 while their FIP as a staff is 3.72.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 20th in the league. The Cardinals hold a .379 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Aledmys Diaz comes into this matchup batting .234 with an OBP of .244. He has 18 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 77 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .442 with an OPS+ of 82. 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 100 and a slugging percentage of .364. The Cardinals as a unit have 157 base hits, including 33 doubles and 19 homers. St. Louis has walked 62 times this year and they have struck out on 166 occasions. They have had 140 men left on base and have an OPS of .685. They have scored 3.7 runs per game and totaled 74 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Cardinals MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -178
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