Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays 9/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Brad Peacock vs. Sean Reid-Foley
The Houston Astros head to Rogers Centre on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Brad Peacock for the Astros and Sean Reid-Foley for the Blue Jays.
The odds for this matchup have Houston at and Toronto at . The Astros have a 69-78-9 over/under mark and a 81-75-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 70-87-0 against the run line and have a 80-70-7 over/under record.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 69-78-9 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 81-75-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 80-70-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 70-87-0 against the run line
Key Houston Astros Injuries
09/24/18 SS Carlos Correa Back is questionable Tuesday vs Toronto Blue Jays
09/23/18 P Charlie Morton Shoulder left game is questionable next start scheduled start
08/05/18 P Lance McCullers Jr. Elbow 10-day DL (08/05)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
09/24/18 CF Lourdes Gurriel Hamstring left last game, is questionable Tuesday vs Houston Astros
09/23/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister is out indefinitely
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 Astros have a 99-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brad Peacock has a 2-4 record with an earned run average of 3.11 and a WHIP of 1.12 this year. He has 95 strikeouts over his 63.2 innings pitched and he's given up 51 hits. He allows 7.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.05 and they have given up 376 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .214 against the bullpen and they've struck out 561 hitters and walked 129 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 3.14. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 1,128 base hits and 490 earned runs. They have allowed 148 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 421 batters and struck out 1,637. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.10 and their FIP as a unit is 3.23.
As a team Houston is hitting .257, good for 6th in the league. The Astros hold a .429 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .331, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 8.7 hits per game. Alex Bregman is hitting .288 with an on-base percentage of .395. He has 167 hits this season in 580 at bats with 101 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .534 and an OPS+ of 158. Yuli Gurriel is hitting .289 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 151 hits and he has driven in 85 men in 522 at bats. His OPS+ is 109 while his slugging percentage is at .431. The Astros have 1,351 hits, including 276 doubles and 198 home runs. Houston has walked 547 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,153 times as a unit. They have left 1,013 men on base and have a team OPS of .760. They score 5.01 runs per contest and have scored a total of 781 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 71-86 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Sean Reid-Foley has a 2-4 record and a 1.67 WHIP this season. He has 37 strikeouts over the 30 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 30 hits. He allows 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.51 and they have given up 584 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 582 batters and walked 214 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.3 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 4.85. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,431 base knocks and 749 earned runs this season. They have given up 204 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 531 hitters and struck out 1,264 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 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 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .249 with an OBP of .279. He has 125 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 502 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .422 with an OPS+ of 91. Justin Smoak is hitting .244 this season and he has an OBP of .353. He has collected 122 hits in 500 at bats while driving in 77 runs. He has an OPS+ of 125 and a slugging percentage of .462. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,301 base hits, including 312 doubles and 210 homers. Toronto has walked 482 times this year and they have struck out on 1,336 occasions. They have had 1,007 men left on base and have an OPS of .739. They have scored 4.4 runs per game and totaled 691 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays
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