Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays 5/20/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, May 20, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Daniel Mengden vs. Joe Biagini
The Oakland Athletics visit Rogers Centre on Sunday, May 20, 2018 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Daniel Mengden for the Athletics and Joe Biagini for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -105 and Toronto at -105. The Athletics have a 23-20-2 over/under record and a 21-24-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 23-22-0 against the run line and have a 21-20-4 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 23-20-2 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 21-24-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 21-20-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 23-22-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
05/17/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 10-day DL (05/18)
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 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
05/18/18 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 10-day DL (05/18)
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 23-22 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Daniel Mengden has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.17 this season. He has 36 strikeouts over his 50.1 innings pitched and he's given up 54 hits. He's allowed 9.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.91 and they have given up 173 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the bullpen and they've struck out 145 hitters and walked 62 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 4.29. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 407 base hits and 193 earned runs. They have allowed 58 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 122 batters and struck out 343. 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 4.30.
As a team Oakland is hitting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 12th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Jed Lowrie is hitting .328 with an on-base percentage of .391. He has 58 hits this season in 177 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .559 and an OPS+ of 161. Marcus Semien is hitting .268 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 194 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .381. The Athletics have 389 hits, including 89 doubles and 59 home runs. Oakland has walked 151 times so far this season and they have struck out 413 times as a unit. They have left 308 men on base and have a team OPS of .753. They score 4.62 runs per contest and have scored a total of 208 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 22-23 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 3.22 and they have given up 159 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 162 batters and walked 57 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 4.6. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 417 base knocks and 206 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 160 hitters and struck out 389 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.7 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.49.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .415 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .250 with an OBP of .321. He has 42 hits this year along with 26 RBI in 168 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .452 with an OPS+ of 106. Kevin Pillar is hitting .301 this season and he has an OBP of .337. He has collected 52 hits in 173 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 121 and a slugging percentage of .497. The Blue Jays as a unit have 357 base hits, including 88 doubles and 59 homers. Toronto has walked 167 times this year and they have struck out on 414 occasions. They have had 301 men left on base and have an OPS of .728. They have scored 4.84 runs per game and totaled 218 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -105
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