Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles 8/29/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Borucki vs. Alex Cobb
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Oriole Park on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 to play the Baltimore Orioles. The probable starters are Ryan Borucki for the Blue Jays and Alex Cobb for the Orioles.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at -115 and Baltimore at +105. The Blue Jays have a 68-57-6 over/under record and a 57-74-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 54-78-0 against the run line and have a 57-70-5 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 68-57-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 57-74-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 57-70-5 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 54-78-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
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)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
08/21/18 DH Mark Trumbo Knee 10-day DL (08/20)
08/03/18 P Jhan Marinez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/03)
07/04/18 3B Steve Wilkerson Oblique 10-day DL (07/04)
06/15/18 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day DL (06/14)
06/12/18 P Pedro Araujo Elbow 10-day DL (06/11)
05/02/18 SS Luis Sardinas Back 60-day DL (04/29)
04/25/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 60-71 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryan Borucki has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 4.12 and a WHIP of 1.53 this season. He has 38 strikeouts over his 59 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He's allowed 10.5 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.59. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 486 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 490 hitters and walked 175 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,200 base hits and 620 earned runs. They have allowed 170 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 437 batters and struck out 1,066. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 4.47.
As a team Toronto is hitting .243, good for 22nd 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 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .233 with an on-base percentage of .287. He has 101 hits this season in 433 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 88. Kevin Pillar is hitting .252 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .281. He has totaled 106 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 420 at bats. His OPS+ is 90 while his slugging percentage is at .417. The Blue Jays have 1,076 hits, including 255 doubles and 177 home runs. Toronto has walked 424 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,106 times as a unit. They have left 839 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 584 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 38-94 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.00, Alex Cobb has a 4-15 record and a 1.41 WHIP. He has 94 strikeouts over the 138.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 159 hits. He's allowing 10.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.74 and they have given up 479 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 419 batters and walked 226 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.12. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,272 base knocks and 666 earned runs this season. They have given up 185 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 477 hitters and struck out 985 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.49 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 28th in the league. The Orioles hold a .393 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .313. He has 135 hits this year along with 49 RBI in 485 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .423 with an OPS+ of 102. Trey Mancini is hitting .239 this season and he has an OBP of .303. He has collected 111 hits in 465 at bats while driving in 46 runs. He has an OPS+ of 94 and a slugging percentage of .402. The Orioles as a unit have 1,065 base hits, including 203 doubles and 160 homers. Baltimore has walked 361 times this year and they have struck out on 1,156 occasions. They have had 847 men left on base and have an OPS of .691. They have scored 3.84 runs per game and totaled 507 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -115
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