Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays 5/19/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 19, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sean Manaea vs. Joe Biagini
The Oakland Athletics visit Rogers Centre on Saturday, May 19, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Sean Manaea for the Athletics and Joe Biagini for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -112 and Toronto at +102. The Athletics have a 23-19-2 over/under record and a 20-24-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 23-21-0 against the run line and have a 21-19-4 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 23-19-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 20-24-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 21-19-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 23-21-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/17/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm left last game, is "?" for next scheduled start
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 22-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sean Manaea has a 5-4 record with an earned run average of 2.35 and a WHIP of 0.80 this season. He has 49 strikeouts over his 61.1 innings pitched and he's given up 41 hits. He's allowed 6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.62. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.05 and they have given up 169 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .269 against the bullpen and they've struck out 130 hitters and walked 59 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.37. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 401 base hits and 192 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 119 batters and struck out 328. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.38.
As a team Oakland is hitting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .324 with an on-base percentage of .389. He has 56 hits this season in 173 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .549 and an OPS+ of 157. Marcus Semien is hitting .274 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 190 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .389. The Athletics have 380 hits, including 82 doubles and 58 home runs. Oakland has walked 150 times so far this season and they have struck out 406 times as a unit. They have left 302 men on base and have a team OPS of .751. They score 4.66 runs per contest and have scored a total of 205 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 22-22 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.98, Joe Biagini has a 0-2 record and a 1.84 WHIP. He has 11 strikeouts over the 14.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 20 hits. He's allowing 12.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.14. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.27 and they have given up 157 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 161 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.7 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.64. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 408 base knocks and 203 earned runs this season. They have given up 59 home runs this year, which ranks 5th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 159 hitters and struck out 382 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.51.
As a team, they are batting .234, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .244 with an OBP of .317. He has 40 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 164 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .451 with an OPS+ of 104. Kevin Pillar is hitting .308 this season and he has an OBP of .344. He has collected 52 hits in 169 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .509. The Blue Jays as a unit have 351 base hits, including 87 doubles and 59 homers. Toronto has walked 164 times this year and they have struck out on 399 occasions. They have had 294 men left on base and have an OPS of .734. They have scored 4.93 runs per game and totaled 217 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +102
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