Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles 9/18/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Dylan Bundy
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Oriole Park on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 to take on the Baltimore Orioles. The expected starting pitchers are Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays and Dylan Bundy for the Orioles.
The odds for this matchup have Toronto at -125 and Baltimore at +115. The Blue Jays have a 77-65-7 over/under mark and a 66-83-0 run line record. The Orioles are 61-88-0 against the run line and have a 68-76-5 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 77-65-7 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 66-83-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 68-76-5 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 61-88-0 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 67-82 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 4-6 record with an earned run average of 4.90 and a WHIP of 1.55 this year. He has 85 strikeouts over his 101 innings pitched and he's given up 102 hits. He allows 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.42 and they have given up 558 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 551 hitters and walked 203 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.3 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 4.88. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,368 base hits and 716 earned runs. They have allowed 196 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 502 batters and struck out 1,200. 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 4.54.
As a team Toronto is hitting .245, good for 20th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .246 with an on-base percentage of .276. He has 118 hits this season in 480 at bats with 55 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .413 and an OPS+ of 89. Justin Smoak is hitting .248 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .354. He has totaled 120 hits and he has driven in 75 men in 483 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .466. The Blue Jays have 1,235 hits, including 300 doubles and 197 home runs. Toronto has walked 469 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,271 times as a unit. They have left 969 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 4.41 runs per contest and have scored a total of 657 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 43-106 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.48, Dylan Bundy has a 8-14 record and a 1.40 WHIP this season. He has 166 strikeouts over the 156 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 170 hits. He allows 9.8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.81 and they have given up 554 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .267 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 488 batters and walked 268 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.6 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.21. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,449 base knocks and 762 earned runs this season. They have given up 214 home runs this year, which ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 545 hitters and struck out 1,109 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 4.97.
As a team, they are batting .239, good for 25th in the league. The Orioles hold a .392 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .298, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Trey Mancini comes into this matchup batting .240 with an OBP of .299. He has 127 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 529 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .414 with an OPS+ of 96. Adam Jones is hitting .285 this season and he has an OBP of .317. He has collected 152 hits in 533 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 105 and a slugging percentage of .430. The Orioles as a unit have 1,213 base hits, including 220 doubles and 177 homers. Baltimore has walked 388 times this year and they have struck out on 1,287 occasions. They have had 945 men left on base and have an OPS of .690. They have scored 3.86 runs per game and totaled 575 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -125
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