Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays 9/6/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Thursday, September 6, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Shane Bieber vs. Sam Gaviglio
The Cleveland Indians visit Rogers Centre on Thursday, September 6, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Shane Bieber for the Indians and Sam Gaviglio for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland at -152 and Toronto at +142. The Indians have a 66-64-8 over/under record and a 65-73-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 58-80-0 against the run line and have a 72-60-6 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 66-64-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 65-73-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 72-60-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 58-80-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
09/03/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (09/01)
08/29/18 P Andrew Miller Shoulder 10-day DL (08/29)
08/14/18 P Trevor Bauer Ankle 10-day DL (08/12)
08/09/18 CF Leonys Martin Illness 60-day DL (08/09)
07/28/18 CF Tyler Naquin Hip 60-day DL (07/28)
07/04/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 60-day DL (07/03)
06/20/18 P Evan Marshall Elbow 10-day DL (06/20)
05/04/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
09/05/18 P Joe Biagini Oblique 10-day DL (09/05)
08/12/18 3B Yangervis Solarte Hip 10-day DL (08/12)
08/08/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 10-day DL (08/05)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 78-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Shane Bieber has a 8-3 record with an earned run average of 4.66 and a WHIP of 1.37 this season. He has 87 strikeouts over his 85 innings pitched and he's given up 101 hits. He's allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.23. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 372 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 375 hitters and walked 126 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 3.81. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,150 base hits and 524 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 336 batters and struck out 1,288. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.84.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Indians hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .402. He has 143 hits this season in 498 at bats with 96 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .590 and an OPS+ of 162. Francisco Lindor is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .361. He has totaled 160 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 561 at bats. His OPS+ is 134 while his slugging percentage is at .526. The Indians have 1,218 hits, including 255 doubles and 185 home runs. Cleveland has walked 458 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,009 times as a unit. They have left 938 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 696 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 62-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.02, Sam Gaviglio has a 3-7 record and a 1.43 WHIP. He has 92 strikeouts over the 100.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 112 hits. He's allowing 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.40 and they have given up 516 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 511 batters and walked 179 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.88. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,276 base knocks and 663 earned runs this season. They have given up 176 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 451 hitters and struck out 1,108 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.41 while their FIP as a staff is 4.46.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 22nd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .356. He has 112 hits this year along with 70 RBI in 453 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .470 with an OPS+ of 127. Kevin Pillar is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .278. He has collected 111 hits in 446 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 88 and a slugging percentage of .410. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,129 base hits, including 267 doubles and 185 homers. Toronto has walked 446 times this year and they have struck out on 1,154 occasions. They have had 885 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.42 runs per game and totaled 610 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Indians -152
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