Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays 5/17/2018 Free MLB Parlay
Thursday, May 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Andrew Triggs vs. Aaron Sanchez
The Oakland Athletics visit Rogers Centre on Thursday, May 17, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Andrew Triggs for the Athletics and Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays.
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The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at +161 and Toronto at -192. The Athletics have a 21-19-2 over/under record and a 19-23-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 22-20-0 against the run line and have a 19-19-4 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 21-19-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 19-23-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 19-19-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 22-20-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/15/18 P Trevor Cahill Elbow 10-day DL (05/06); expected to be activated & start Wednesday vs Boston Red Sox
04/28/18 P Ryan Buchter Shoulder 10-day DL (04/26)
04/14/18 P Liam Hendriks Groin 10-day DL (04/14)
04/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 10-day DL (04/07)
03/29/18 C Josh Phegley Hand 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 P Paul Blackburn Forearm 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/11/18 P Marcus Stroman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/09)
05/09/18 SS Aledmys Diaz Ankle 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 P Roberto Osuna Personal is out indefinitely
05/08/18 LF Steve Pearce Oblique 10-day DL (05/03)
04/30/18 RF Randal Grichuk Knee 10-day DL (04/30)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 21-21 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Andrew Triggs has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 5.31 and a WHIP of 1.33 this year. He has 42 strikeouts over his 39 innings pitched and he's given up 36 hits. He allows 8.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 159 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 123 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.36. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 375 base hits and 179 earned runs. They have allowed 55 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 109 batters and struck out 313. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.36.
As a team Oakland is hitting .249, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .273 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 48 hits this season in 176 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .381 and an OPS+ of 95. Jed Lowrie is hitting .331 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .385. He has totaled 54 hits and he has driven in 36 men in 163 at bats. His OPS+ is 159 while his slugging percentage is at .564. The Athletics have 352 hits, including 78 doubles and 51 home runs. Oakland has walked 136 times so far this season and they have struck out 375 times as a unit. They have left 280 men on base and have a team OPS of .743. They score 4.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 186 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 21-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.08, Aaron Sanchez has a 2-3 record and a 1.47 WHIP this year. He has 32 strikeouts over the 46.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 43 hits. He allows 8.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP is at 4.89. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.06 and they have given up 146 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 154 batters and walked 54 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 374 base knocks and 181 earned runs this season. They have given up 54 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 149 hitters and struck out 351 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.51.
As a team, they are batting .232, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .308 with an OBP of .349. He has 48 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 156 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .519 with an OPS+ of 130. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .253 this season and he has an OBP of .331. He has collected 38 hits in 150 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 115 and a slugging percentage of .480. The Blue Jays as a unit have 323 base hits, including 80 doubles and 56 homers. Toronto has walked 149 times this year and they have struck out on 373 occasions. They have had 270 men left on base and have an OPS of .731. They have scored 4.83 runs per game and totaled 198 runs this season.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -192 and over 10 total runs
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