Philadelphia Phillies at Toronto Blue Jays 8/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 25, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Nick Pivetta vs. Aaron Sanchez
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Rogers Centre on Saturday, August 25, 2018 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Nick Pivetta for the Phillies and Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays.
The odds for this matchup have Philadelphia at -121 and Toronto at +111. The Phillies have a 55-66-6 over/under mark and a 65-62-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 55-72-0 against the run line and have a 66-55-6 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 55-66-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 65-62-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 66-55-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 55-72-0 against the run line
Key Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
08/23/18 1B Justin Bour Oblique 10-day DL (08/22)
08/23/18 P Edubray Ramos Blister 10-day DL (08/22)
08/23/18 C Wilson Ramos Wrist is "?" Friday vs Toronto Blue Jays
08/16/18 P Austin Davis Back 10-day DL (08/16)
08/16/18 P Aaron Loup Forearm 10-day DL (08/16)
07/10/18 CF Pedro Florimon Foot 60-day DL (07/10)
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 60-day DL (03/26)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/19/18 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 60-day DL (06/23)
08/18/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister 10-day DL (08/19)
08/12/18 3B Yangervis Solarte Hip 10-day DL (08/12)
08/08/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 10-day DL (08/05)
08/02/18 CF Lourdes Gurriel Ankle 10-day DL (07/31)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
06/01/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 60-day DL (05/29)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Phillies have a 69-58 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Nick Pivetta has a 7-10 record with an earned run average of 4.66 and a WHIP of 1.28 this year. He has 158 strikeouts over his 129.1 innings pitched and he's given up 131 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.08 and they have given up 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 448 hitters and walked 165 batters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 13th in the league in team earned run average at 3.87. The Phillies pitchers collectively have given up 1,065 base hits and 491 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 27th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 377 batters and struck out 1,142. They have walked 3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.26 and their FIP as a unit is 3.70.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .236, good for 28th in the league. The Phillies hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .257 with an on-base percentage of .364. He has 123 hits this season in 478 at bats with 40 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .366 and an OPS+ of 97. Odubel Herrera is hitting .266 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .319. He has totaled 123 hits and he has driven in 64 men in 463 at bats. His OPS+ is 101 while his slugging percentage is at .443. The Phillies have 1,008 hits, including 188 doubles and 149 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 462 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,201 times as a unit. They have left 877 men on base and have a team OPS of .709. They score 4.31 runs per contest and have scored a total of 547 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 58-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.52, Aaron Sanchez has a 3-5 record and a 1.51 WHIP this season. He has 67 strikeouts over the 79.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 75 hits. He allows 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.7. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.46 and they have given up 469 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 478 batters and walked 170 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.76. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,152 base knocks and 597 earned runs this season. They have given up 164 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 423 hitters and struck out 1,043 batters. They give up a walk 3.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.45.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 20th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Yangervis Solarte comes into this matchup batting .233 with an OBP of .287. He has 101 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 433 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .397 with an OPS+ of 87. Kevin Pillar is hitting .257 this season and he has an OBP of .286. He has collected 105 hits in 408 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .426. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,047 base hits, including 246 doubles and 171 homers. Toronto has walked 411 times this year and they have struck out on 1,071 occasions. They have had 814 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 569 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies -121
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