Philadelphia Phillies at Toronto Blue Jays 8/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, August 26, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Vince Velasquez vs. Marco Estrada
The Philadelphia Phillies head to Rogers Centre on Sunday, August 26, 2018 to take on the Toronto Blue Jays. The expected starting pitchers are Vince Velasquez for the Phillies and Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays.
The odds for this matchup have Philadelphia at -115 and Toronto at +105. The Phillies have a 55-67-6 over/under mark and a 65-63-0 run line record. The Blue Jays are 56-72-0 against the run line and have a 66-56-6 over/under record.
Valuable Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 55-67-6 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 65-63-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 66-56-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 56-72-0 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)
08/16/18 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)
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 69-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Vince Velasquez has a 8-9 record with an earned run average of 4.06 and a WHIP of 1.26 this year. He has 136 strikeouts over his 124 innings pitched and he's given up 106 hits. He allows 7.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.06 and they have given up 416 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 451 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 1,071 base hits and 495 earned runs. They have allowed 128 home runs this season, ranking them 24th in the league. Philadelphia as a pitching staff has walked 380 batters and struck out 1,150. 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 3.72.
As a team Philadelphia is hitting .236, good for 29th in the league. The Phillies hold a .394 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Odubel Herrera is hitting .266 with an on-base percentage of .319. He has 124 hits this season in 467 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .441 and an OPS+ of 100. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .261 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .366. He has totaled 126 hits and he has driven in 40 men in 483 at bats. His OPS+ is 97 while his slugging percentage is at .369. The Phillies have 1,018 hits, including 188 doubles and 150 home runs. Philadelphia has walked 464 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,210 times as a unit. They have left 886 men on base and have a team OPS of .709. They score 4.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 549 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 59-69 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.88, Marco Estrada has a 7-9 record and a 1.30 WHIP this season. He has 87 strikeouts over the 118 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 117 hits. He allows 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.91. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 482 batters and walked 171 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 4.74. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,162 base knocks and 599 earned runs this season. They have given up 165 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 425 hitters and struck out 1,052 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 4.44.
As a team, they are batting .243, good for 21st in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Kevin Pillar comes into this matchup batting .255 with an OBP of .284. He has 105 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 412 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .422 with an OPS+ of 92. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .233 this season and he has an OBP of .287. He has collected 101 hits in 433 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .397. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,053 base hits, including 247 doubles and 173 homers. Toronto has walked 414 times this year and they have struck out on 1,079 occasions. They have had 819 men left on base and have an OPS of .741. They have scored 4.48 runs per game and totaled 573 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Phillies/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Phillies -115
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