Toronto Blue Jays at Miami Marlins 9/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Sunday, September 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sam Gaviglio vs. Pablo Lopez
Marlins Park is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Miami Marlins on Sunday, September 2, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Sam Gaviglio for the Blue Jays and Pablo Lopez for the Marlins.
Toronto opens at -102 while Miami opens at -108. The Blue Jays have a 71-57-6 over/under record and a 57-77-0 run line mark. The Marlins are 68-67-0 against the run line and have a 68-62-5 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 71-57-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 57-77-0 against the run line
Important Miami Marlins Betting Trends
The Miami Marlins are 68-62-5 against the over/under
The Miami Marlins are 68-67-0 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)
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 61-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sam Gaviglio has a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 5.02 and a WHIP of 1.43 this year. He has 92 strikeouts over his 100.1 innings pitched and he's given up 112 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 503 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 496 hitters and walked 178 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 1,242 base hits and 645 earned runs. They have allowed 174 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 444 batters and struck out 1,076. 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 .429 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 .251 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 111 hits this season in 443 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .472 and an OPS+ of 128. Kevin Pillar is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .281. He has totaled 110 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 434 at bats. His OPS+ is 91 while his slugging percentage is at .419. The Blue Jays have 1,109 hits, including 261 doubles and 183 home runs. Toronto has walked 436 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,124 times as a unit. They have left 866 men on base and have a team OPS of .745. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 600 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 53-82 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.14, Pablo Lopez has a 2-4 record and a 1.26 WHIP this season. He has 46 strikeouts over the 58.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 56 hits. He allows 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.48. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.31 and they have given up 536 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 458 batters and walked 238 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,188 base knocks and 648 earned runs this season. They have given up 159 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 508 hitters and struck out 1,053 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 4.52.
As a team, they are batting .241, good for 25th in the league. The Marlins hold a .363 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .307, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.3 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .278 with an OBP of .362. He has 143 hits this year along with 56 RBI in 514 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 118. Starlin Castro is hitting .289 this season and he has an OBP of .342. He has collected 149 hits in 515 at bats while driving in 50 runs. He has an OPS+ of 113 and a slugging percentage of .414. The Marlins as a unit have 1,117 base hits, including 185 doubles and 112 homers. Miami has walked 392 times this year and they have struck out on 1,139 occasions. They have had 962 men left on base and have an OPS of .670. They have scored 3.74 runs per game and totaled 505 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -102
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