Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles 9/17/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, September 17, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Borucki vs. Andrew Cashner
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Oriole Park on Monday, September 17, 2018 to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The expected starting pitchers are Ryan Borucki for the Blue Jays and Andrew Cashner for the Orioles.
The odds for this matchup have Toronto at -115 and Baltimore at +105. The Blue Jays have a 77-64-7 over/under mark and a 65-83-0 run line record. The Orioles are 60-88-0 against the run line and have a 67-76-5 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 77-64-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 65-83-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 67-76-5 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 60-88-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
09/10/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister is questionable for next scheduled start
08/08/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 10-day DL (08/05)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
09/12/18 DH Mark Trumbo Knee 60-day DL (09/12)
09/12/18 P Pedro Araujo Elbow 60-day DL (09/12)
09/11/18 P Alex Cobb Blister left last game, is questionable for next start.
08/03/18 P Jhan Marinez Hamstring 10-day DL (08/03)
06/15/18 P Richard Bleier Shoulder 10-day DL (06/14)
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 66-82 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryan Borucki has a 3-4 record with an earned run average of 4.26 and a WHIP of 1.42 this year. He has 50 strikeouts over his 76 innings pitched and he's given up 83 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.76. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.44 and they have given up 556 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 548 hitters and walked 203 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 4.9. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,362 base hits and 714 earned runs. They have allowed 195 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 500 batters and struck out 1,191. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.55.
As a team Toronto is hitting .245, good for 18th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 19th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .248 with an on-base percentage of .355. He has 119 hits this season in 479 at bats with 75 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .468 and an OPS+ of 128. Kevin Pillar is hitting .246 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .276. He has totaled 118 hits and he has driven in 55 men in 480 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .413. The Blue Jays have 1,228 hits, including 298 doubles and 197 home runs. Toronto has walked 467 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,262 times as a unit. They have left 963 men on base and have a team OPS of .741. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 654 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 42-106 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.29, Andrew Cashner has a 4-15 record and a 1.58 WHIP this season. He has 99 strikeouts over the 153 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 177 hits. He allows 10.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.85 and they have given up 551 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 481 batters and walked 265 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.23. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,440 base knocks and 759 earned runs this season. They have given up 211 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 541 hitters and struck out 1,095 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 4.96.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 25th in the league. The Orioles hold a .391 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Adam Jones comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .314. He has 150 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 529 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .423 with an OPS+ of 103. Trey Mancini is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .300. He has collected 127 hits in 526 at bats while driving in 53 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .416. The Orioles as a unit have 1,202 base hits, including 218 doubles and 175 homers. Baltimore has walked 385 times this year and they have struck out on 1,283 occasions. They have had 937 men left on base and have an OPS of .688. They have scored 3.83 runs per game and totaled 567 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -115
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