Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays 9/8/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, September 8, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Adam Plutko vs. Sean Reid-Foley
The Cleveland Indians head to Rogers Centre on Saturday, September 8, 2018 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Adam Plutko for the Indians and Sean Reid-Foley for the Blue Jays.
The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -142 and Toronto at +132. The Indians have a 67-65-8 over/under mark and a 67-73-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 59-81-0 against the run line and have a 74-60-6 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 67-65-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 67-73-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 74-60-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 59-81-0 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 80-60 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Adam Plutko has a 4-5 record with an earned run average of 5.04 and a WHIP of 1.24 this year. He has 52 strikeouts over his 64.1 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.68 and they have given up 376 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 384 hitters and walked 127 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 1,163 base hits and 528 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 10th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 339 batters and struck out 1,313. 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 3.79.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .258, good for 4th in the league. The Indians hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .286 with an on-base percentage of .400. He has 144 hits this season in 503 at bats with 96 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .586 and an OPS+ of 160. Francisco Lindor is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 164 hits and he has driven in 84 men in 570 at bats. His OPS+ is 137 while his slugging percentage is at .535. The Indians have 1,242 hits, including 259 doubles and 188 home runs. Cleveland has walked 460 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,024 times as a unit. They have left 952 men on base and have a team OPS of .765. They score 5.06 runs per contest and have scored a total of 708 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 63-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.51, Sean Reid-Foley has a 1-2 record and a 1.47 WHIP this season. He has 19 strikeouts over the 16.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 17 hits. He allows 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.39 and they have given up 523 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 517 batters and walked 182 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 4.89. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,295 base knocks and 674 earned runs this season. They have given up 181 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 456 hitters and struck out 1,126 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 4.48.
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 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .249 with an OBP of .356. He has 114 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 458 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .469 with an OPS+ of 128. Kevin Pillar is hitting .246 this season and he has an OBP of .275. He has collected 111 hits in 451 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .406. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,156 base hits, including 276 doubles and 187 homers. Toronto has walked 452 times this year and they have struck out on 1,173 occasions. They have had 903 men left on base and have an OPS of .742. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 624 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Indians -142
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