Toronto Blue Jays at Miami Marlins 8/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, August 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Dan Straily
Marlins Park is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins on Friday, August 31, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays and Dan Straily for the Marlins.
Toronto opens at -109 while Miami opens at -101. The Blue Jays have a 70-57-6 over/under record and a 57-76-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 67-67-0 against the run line and have a 67-62-5 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 70-57-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 57-76-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 67-62-5 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 67-67-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/18/18 P Marcus Stroman Blister 10-day DL (08/19)
08/12/18 3B Yangervis Solarte Hip 10-day DL (08/12)
08/08/18 3B Brandon Drury Hand 10-day DL (08/05)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
06/01/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 60-day DL (05/29)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
08/24/18 P Jarlin Garcia Ankle 10-day DL (08/24)
08/24/18 P Elieser Hernandez Blister 10-day DL (08/24)
08/13/18 3B Martin Prado Quad 10-day DL (08/14)
07/24/18 1B Garrett Cooper Wrist 10-day DL (07/21)
07/10/18 P Caleb Smith Back 60-day DL (06/25)
07/04/18 CF Lewis Brinson Hip 10-day DL (07/04)
07/04/18 P Sandy Alcantara Infection 10-day DL (06/30)
06/16/18 P Chris O'Grady Shoulder 60-day DL (04/17)
03/30/18 P Brett Graves Oblique 60-day DL (03/29)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 60-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 4.95 and a WHIP of 1.58 this year. He has 69 strikeouts over his 83.2 innings pitched and he's given up 85 hits. He's allowed 9.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.65. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.49 and they have given up 499 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 495 hitters and walked 176 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 4.89. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,230 base hits and 640 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 4th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 439 batters and struck out 1,073. 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 4.50.
As a team Toronto is hitting .245, good for 17th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 21st in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .249 with an on-base percentage of .357. He has 110 hits this season in 442 at bats with 64 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .464 and an OPS+ of 126. Kevin Pillar is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .284. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 430 at bats. His OPS+ is 93 while his slugging percentage is at .423. The Blue Jays have 1,101 hits, including 260 doubles and 182 home runs. Toronto has walked 433 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,118 times as a unit. They have left 861 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.47 runs per contest and have scored a total of 594 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 53-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.35, Dan Straily has a 5-6 record and a 1.37 WHIP this season. He has 91 strikeouts over the 109.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 99 hits. He allows 8.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.34. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.23 and they have given up 532 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .264 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 456 batters and walked 236 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.79. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,180 base knocks and 642 earned runs this season. They have given up 158 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 505 hitters and struck out 1,047 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.53.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins hold a .362 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .276 with an OBP of .358. He has 141 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 511 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .401 with an OPS+ of 115. Starlin Castro is hitting .286 this season and he has an OBP of .338. He has collected 146 hits in 511 at bats while driving in 49 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .409. The Marlins as a unit have 1,105 base hits, including 182 doubles and 112 homers. Miami has walked 387 times this year and they have struck out on 1,136 occasions. They have had 950 men left on base and have an OPS of .669. They have scored 3.73 runs per game and totaled 500 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -109
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