Toronto Blue Jays at Houston Astros 6/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Monday, June 25, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Justin Verlander
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Minute Maid Park on Monday, June 25, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays and Justin Verlander for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +199 and Houston at -215. The Blue Jays have a 36-34-6 over/under record and a 37-39-0 run line mark. The Astros are 43-35-0 against the run line and have a 35-39-4 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 36-34-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 37-39-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 35-39-4 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 43-35-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
06/23/18 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (06/23)
06/23/18 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 10-day DL (06/23)
06/22/18 P Danny Barnes Knee 10-day DL (06/22)
06/01/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (05/29)
05/08/18 P Roberto Osuna Personal is out indefinitely
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Houston Astros Injuries
06/11/18 P Joe Smith Elbow 10-day DL (06/07)
05/21/18 LF Derek Fisher Intestinal 10-day DL (05/20)
03/30/18 P Brady Rodgers Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P James Hoyt Oblique 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Jandel Gustave Elbow 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 35-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ has a 9-3 record with an earned run average of 3.56 and a WHIP of 1.03 this season. He has 102 strikeouts over his 91 innings pitched and he's given up 69 hits. He's allowed 6.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.5. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 270 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 267 hitters and walked 102 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 23rd in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 677 base hits and 344 earned runs. They have allowed 96 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 263 batters and struck out 639. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.35.
As a team Toronto is hitting .236, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .419 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .253 with an on-base percentage of .308. He has 73 hits this season in 289 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 109. Kevin Pillar is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .280. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 288 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .417. The Blue Jays have 606 hits, including 150 doubles and 99 home runs. Toronto has walked 258 times so far this season and they have struck out 658 times as a unit. They have left 491 men on base and have a team OPS of .729. They score 4.46 runs per contest and have scored a total of 339 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 51-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.60, Justin Verlander has a 9-2 record and a 0.78 WHIP. He has 130 strikeouts over the 107 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 62 hits. He's allowing 5.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.65 and they have given up 170 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 262 batters and walked 54 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.4 batters per nine innings. They are 1st in the league in team earned run average at 2.82. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 533 base knocks and 221 earned runs this season. They have given up 72 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 203 hitters and struck out 815 batters. They give up a walk 2.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.04 while their FIP as a staff is 3.10.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 1st in the league. The Astros hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .336, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. George Springer comes into this matchup batting .272 with an OBP of .354. He has 82 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 301 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .475 with an OPS+ of 135. Jose Altuve is hitting .346 this season and he has an OBP of .406. He has collected 107 hits in 309 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .495. The Astros as a unit have 705 base hits, including 146 doubles and 97 homers. Houston has walked 274 times this year and they have struck out on 617 occasions. They have had 526 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 5.1 runs per game and totaled 398 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +199
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