Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays 8/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, August 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Cashner vs. Marco Estrada
The Baltimore Orioles visit Rogers Centre on Monday, August 20, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Andrew Cashner for the Orioles and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Baltimore at +156 and Toronto at -166. The Orioles have a 54-64-5 over/under record and a 53-70-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 52-71-0 against the run line and have a 64-53-6 over/under record.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 54-64-5 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 53-70-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 64-53-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 52-71-0 against the run line
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
08/16/18 CF Adam Jones Bereavement List is out indefinitely
08/03/18 P Jhan Marinez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/03)
07/04/18 3B Steve Wilkerson Oblique 10-day DL (07/04)
06/15/18 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day DL (06/14)
06/12/18 P Pedro Araujo Elbow 10-day DL (06/11)
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 60-day DL (04/29)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/18/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister 10-day DL (08/18)
08/12/18 3B Yangervis Solarte Hip 10-day DL (08/12)
08/08/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 10-day DL (08/05)
08/02/18 CF Lourdes Gurriel Ankle 10-day DL (07/31)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
06/23/18 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (06/23)
06/01/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 60-day DL (05/29)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 37-86 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Cashner has a 4-10 record with an earned run average of 4.71 and a WHIP of 1.49 this season. He has 91 strikeouts over his 128 innings pitched and he's given up 137 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.8. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 450 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .268 against the bullpen and they've struck out 389 hitters and walked 212 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.05. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 1,189 base hits and 613 earned runs. They have allowed 167 home runs this season, ranking them 3rd in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 444 batters and struck out 916. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.50 and their FIP as a unit is 4.84.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .237, good for 27th in the league. The Orioles hold a .398 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .300, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Mark Trumbo is hitting .260 with an on-base percentage of .313. He has 85 hits this season in 327 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .453 and an OPS+ of 109. Trey Mancini is hitting .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .301. He has totaled 101 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 430 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .391. The Orioles have 996 hits, including 193 doubles and 154 home runs. Baltimore has walked 340 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,072 times as a unit. They have left 782 men on base and have a team OPS of .698. They score 3.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 483 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 55-68 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.87, Marco Estrada has a 6-9 record and a 1.27 WHIP. He has 83 strikeouts over the 112.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 110 hits. He's allowing 8.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.88. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.53 and they have given up 458 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 464 batters and walked 164 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,123 base knocks and 582 earned runs this season. They have given up 161 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 409 hitters and struck out 1,015 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.47.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 20th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .233 with an OBP of .287. He has 101 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 433 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .397 with an OPS+ of 87. Kevin Pillar is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .283. He has collected 100 hits in 396 at bats while driving in 48 runs. He has an OPS+ of 90 and a slugging percentage of .417. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,013 base hits, including 235 doubles and 161 homers. Toronto has walked 401 times this year and they have struck out on 1,044 occasions. They have had 793 men left on base and have an OPS of .736. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 548 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles +156
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