Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays 9/7/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, September 7, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Carlos Carrasco vs. Marco Estrada
The Cleveland Indians head to Rogers Centre on Friday, September 7, 2018 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Carlos Carrasco for the Indians and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays.
The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -172 and Toronto at +162. The Indians have a 66-65-8 over/under mark and a 66-73-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 59-80-0 against the run line and have a 73-60-6 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 66-65-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 66-73-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 73-60-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 59-80-0 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 (09/04)
09/05/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister expected to miss next start Sunday
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 79-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco has a 16-8 record with an earned run average of 3.52 and a WHIP of 1.14 this year. He has 187 strikeouts over his 161 innings pitched and he's given up 150 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.09. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.71 and they have given up 372 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .251 against the bullpen and they've struck out 381 hitters and walked 126 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.3 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 3.79. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,152 base hits and 525 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 337 batters and struck out 1,304. 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 3.81.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .258, good for 4th in the league. The Indians hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Francisco Lindor is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 160 hits this season in 565 at bats with 80 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .522 and an OPS+ of 133. Jose Ramirez is hitting .287 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .402. He has totaled 143 hits and he has driven in 96 men in 498 at bats. His OPS+ is 162 while his slugging percentage is at .590. The Indians have 1,229 hits, including 257 doubles and 185 home runs. Cleveland has walked 459 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,015 times as a unit. They have left 947 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 5.03 runs per contest and have scored a total of 699 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 63-76 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.43, Marco Estrada has a 7-11 record and a 1.41 WHIP this season. He has 90 strikeouts over the 124.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 132 hits. He allows 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.36. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 516 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 512 batters and walked 181 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 4.87. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,282 base knocks and 666 earned runs this season. They have given up 178 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 455 hitters and struck out 1,117 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 .244, good for 18th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .248 with an OBP of .277. He has 111 hits this year along with 51 RBI in 447 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .409 with an OPS+ of 88. Justin Smoak is hitting .249 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 114 hits in 458 at bats while driving in 71 runs. He has an OPS+ of 128 and a slugging percentage of .469. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,145 base hits, including 271 doubles and 187 homers. Toronto has walked 450 times this year and they have struck out on 1,164 occasions. They have had 896 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 620 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +162
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