Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays 9/9/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 9, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Clevinger vs. Thomas Pannone
The Cleveland Indians head to Rogers Centre on Sunday, September 9, 2018 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Mike Clevinger for the Indians and Thomas Pannone for the Blue Jays.
The odds for this matchup have Cleveland at -157 and Toronto at +147. The Indians have a 67-66-8 over/under mark and a 67-74-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 60-81-0 against the run line and have a 74-61-6 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 67-66-8 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 67-74-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 74-61-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 60-81-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
09/08/18 LF Michael Brantley Foot is questionable Saturday vs Toronto Blue Jays
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 Marcus Stroman Blister expected to miss next start Sunday
09/05/18 P Joe Biagini Oblique 10-day DL (09/04)
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 80-61 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger has a 11-7 record with an earned run average of 3.11 and a WHIP of 1.19 this year. He has 182 strikeouts over his 176.1 innings pitched and he's given up 153 hits. He allows 7.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.67 and they have given up 379 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .252 against the bullpen and they've struck out 390 hitters and walked 127 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 1,172 base hits and 530 earned runs. They have allowed 175 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 340 batters and struck out 1,333. They have walked 2.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.77.
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 .329, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Jose Ramirez is hitting .285 with an on-base percentage of .399. He has 145 hits this season in 508 at bats with 97 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .583 and an OPS+ of 159. Francisco Lindor is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .360. He has totaled 164 hits and he has driven in 84 men in 575 at bats. His OPS+ is 135 while his slugging percentage is at .530. The Indians have 1,250 hits, including 260 doubles and 189 home runs. Cleveland has walked 466 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,034 times as a unit. They have left 965 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 5.04 runs per contest and have scored a total of 710 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 64-77 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.58, Thomas Pannone has a 1-1 record and a 1.13 WHIP this season. He has 13 strikeouts over the 17.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 16 hits. He allows 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 526 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .257 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 522 batters and walked 186 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 4.86. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,303 base knocks and 676 earned runs this season. They have given up 182 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 462 hitters and struck out 1,136 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 19th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .355. He has 114 hits this year along with 71 RBI in 462 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .465 with an OPS+ of 127. Kevin Pillar is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .276. He has collected 113 hits in 456 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .412. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,165 base hits, including 279 doubles and 188 homers. Toronto has walked 453 times this year and they have struck out on 1,193 occasions. They have had 911 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.45 runs per game and totaled 627 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +147
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