Atlanta Braves at Toronto Blue Jays 6/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Anibal Sanchez vs. J.A. Happ
Rogers Centre is the site of the matchup between the Atlanta Braves and the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Anibal Sanchez for the Braves and J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays.
Atlanta opens at +142 while Toronto opens at -152. The Braves have a 33-35-3 over/under record and a 39-32-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 35-36-0 against the run line and have a 33-32-6 over/under record.
Valuable Atlanta Braves Betting Trends
The Atlanta Braves are 33-35-3 against the over/under
The Atlanta Braves are 39-32-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 33-32-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 35-36-0 against the run line
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
06/17/18 P Mike Foltynewicz Triceps 10-day DL (06/14)
05/28/18 CF Ronald Acuna Jr. Knee 10-day DL (05/28)
04/18/18 P Jose Ramirez Shoulder 10-day DL (04/18)
03/30/18 P Chase Whitley Heel 10-day DL (03/26)
03/30/18 P Jacob Lindgren Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Grant Dayton Elbow 60-day DL (02/14)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
06/10/18 3B Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Knee is out indefinitely
06/01/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (05/29)
05/11/18 P Marcus Stroman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/09)
05/08/18 P Roberto Osuna Personal is out indefinitely
05/08/18 LF Steve Pearce Oblique 10-day DL (05/03)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Braves have a 42-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 1.93 and a WHIP of 0.96 this year. He has 32 strikeouts over his 37.1 innings pitched and he's given up 25 hits. He's allowed 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.16. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 214 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .229 against the bullpen and they've struck out 261 hitters and walked 124 batters. As a team, Atlanta allows 7.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.55. The Braves pitchers collectively have given up 545 base hits and 253 earned runs. They have allowed 69 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Atlanta as a pitching staff has walked 276 batters and struck out 637. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 3.89.
As a team Atlanta is hitting .258, good for 4th in the league. The Braves hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.0 hits per game. Nick Markakis is hitting .327 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 92 hits this season in 281 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .488 and an OPS+ of 141. Freddie Freeman is hitting .337 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .427. He has totaled 91 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 270 at bats. His OPS+ is 177 while his slugging percentage is at .585. The Braves have 636 hits, including 141 doubles and 83 home runs. Atlanta has walked 230 times so far this season and they have struck out 557 times as a unit. They have left 495 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 344 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 33-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.48, J.A. Happ has a 8-3 record and a 1.07 WHIP this season. He has 94 strikeouts over the 82.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 63 hits. He allows 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.41. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.96 and they have given up 249 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 246 batters and walked 94 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.51. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 634 base knocks and 318 earned runs this season. They have given up 88 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 248 hitters and struck out 595 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.39 while their FIP as a staff is 4.33.
As a team, they are batting .235, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .416 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .258 with an OBP of .312. He has 70 hits this year along with 41 RBI in 271 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .480 with an OPS+ of 114. Kevin Pillar is hitting .254 this season and he has an OBP of .289. He has collected 68 hits in 268 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .425. The Blue Jays as a unit have 564 base hits, including 135 doubles and 93 homers. Toronto has walked 243 times this year and they have struck out on 620 occasions. They have had 459 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.51 runs per game and totaled 320 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Braves/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -152
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