Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians 4/15/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, April 15, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Josh Tomlin
The Toronto Blue Jays head to Progressive Field on Sunday, April 15, 2018 to take on the Cleveland Indians. The expected starting pitchers are J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays and Josh Tomlin for the Indians.
The odds for this matchup have Toronto at +125 and Cleveland at -135. The Blue Jays have a 6-8-0 over/under mark and a 8-6-0 run line record. The Indians are 5-9-0 against the run line and have a 5-9-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 6-8-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 8-6-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 5-9-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 5-9-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/13/18 3B Josh Donaldson Shoulder 10-day DL (04/13)
04/11/18 DH Kendrys Morales Hamstring 10-day DL (04/10)
03/29/18 CF Anthony Alford Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 CF Dalton Pompey Wrist 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
04/08/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (04/08)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B Giovanny Urshela Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 9-5 overall record this season. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 3.94 and a WHIP of 1.31 this year. He has 23 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he's given up 16 hits. He allows 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.38 and they have given up 42 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 48 hitters and walked 10 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.07. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 105 base hits and 52 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 45 batters and struck out 115. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.24.
As a team Toronto is hitting .230, good for 20th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .308 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 16 hits this season in 52 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .462 and an OPS+ of 120. Justin Smoak is hitting .288 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .397. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 10 men in 52 at bats. His OPS+ is 149 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Blue Jays have 107 hits, including 25 doubles and 20 home runs. Toronto has walked 50 times so far this season and they have struck out 130 times as a unit. They have left 85 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 5.54 runs per contest and have scored a total of 72 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 8-6 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 9.00, Josh Tomlin has a 0-1 record and a 1.88 WHIP this season. He has 4 strikeouts over the 8 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 12 hits. He allows 13.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 10.03. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.32 and they have given up 26 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .187 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 37 batters and walked 9 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 89 base knocks and 44 earned runs this season. They have given up 14 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 29 hitters and struck out 107 batters. They give up a walk 2.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.01 while their FIP as a staff is 3.67.
As a team, they are batting .200, good for 30th in the league. The Indians hold a .326 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .281, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.1 hits per contest. Francisco Lindor comes into this matchup batting .241 with an OBP of .302. He has 14 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 58 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .379 with an OPS+ of 89. Bradley Zimmer is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .286. He has collected 10 hits in 40 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 71 and a slugging percentage of .325. The Indians as a unit have 92 base hits, including 16 doubles and 14 homers. Cleveland has walked 47 times this year and they have struck out on 112 occasions. They have had 92 men left on base and have an OPS of .607. They have scored 3.77 runs per game and totaled 49 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +125
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