Toronto Blue Jays at Houston Astros 6/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Ryan Borucki vs. Charlie Morton
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Minute Maid Park on Tuesday, June 26, 2018 to play the Houston Astros. The probable starters are Ryan Borucki for the Blue Jays and Charlie Morton for the Astros.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +255 and Houston at -280. The Blue Jays have a 37-34-6 over/under record and a 38-39-0 run line mark. The Astros are 44-35-0 against the run line and have a 36-39-4 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 37-34-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 38-39-0 against the run line
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Houston Astros are 36-39-4 against the over/under
The Houston Astros are 44-35-0 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 36-41 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Ryan Borucki is expected to make his debut for Toronto. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.04 and they have given up 275 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .258 against the bullpen and they've struck out 271 hitters and walked 103 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 4.54. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 687 base hits and 347 earned runs. They have allowed 97 home runs this season, ranking them 8th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 264 batters and struck out 648. They have walked 3.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team Toronto is hitting .237, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.0 hits per game. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .255 with an on-base percentage of .309. He has 75 hits this season in 294 at bats with 44 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .463 and an OPS+ of 109. Kevin Pillar is hitting .242 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .276. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 293 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .410. The Blue Jays have 619 hits, including 153 doubles and 103 home runs. Toronto has walked 259 times so far this season and they have struck out 669 times as a unit. They have left 499 men on base and have a team OPS of .733. They score 4.49 runs per contest and have scored a total of 346 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 52-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.74, Charlie Morton has a 9-1 record and a 1.13 WHIP. He has 109 strikeouts over the 88.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 63 hits. He's allowing 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.64 and they have given up 173 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .212 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 266 batters and walked 55 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 2.81. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 538 base knocks and 223 earned runs this season. They have given up 73 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 207 hitters and struck out 827 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 3.12.
As a team, they are batting .264, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .337, 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 .269 with an OBP of .352. He has 82 hits this year along with 42 RBI in 305 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .469 with an OPS+ of 134. Jose Altuve is hitting .345 this season and he has an OBP of .405. He has collected 108 hits in 313 at bats while driving in 41 runs. He has an OPS+ of 157 and a slugging percentage of .492. The Astros as a unit have 714 base hits, including 149 doubles and 99 homers. Houston has walked 281 times this year and they have struck out on 621 occasions. They have had 532 men left on base and have an OPS of .773. They have scored 5.18 runs per game and totaled 409 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +255
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