Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins 5/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. Kyle Gibson
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
Toronto opens at +120 while Minnesota opens at -130. The Blue Jays have a 13-12-2 over/under record and a 16-11-0 run line mark. The Twins are 13-10-0 against the run line and have a 12-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 13-12-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 16-11-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 12-11-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 13-10-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/13/18 3B Josh Donaldson Shoulder 10-day DL (04/13)
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 Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/29/18 3B Miguel Sano Hamstring is "?" Monday vs Toronto Blue Jays
04/18/18 CF Byron Buxton Migraine 10-day DL (04/15)
03/29/18 P Ervin Santana Finger 10-day DL (03/29)
03/28/18 SS Jorge Polanco Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 06/30 vs Chicago Cubs)
03/26/18 P Michael Pineda Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Trevor May Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 15-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 6.00 and a WHIP of 1.44 this year. He has 23 strikeouts over his 27 innings pitched and he's given up 30 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.26 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the bullpen and they've struck out 90 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.13. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 232 base hits and 110 earned runs. They have allowed 36 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 88 batters and struck out 243. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.33 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Toronto is hitting .231, good for 24th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .422 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .310 with an on-base percentage of .358. He has 31 hits this season in 100 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .560 and an OPS+ of 143. Justin Smoak is hitting .258 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .362. He has totaled 25 hits and he has driven in 15 men in 97 at bats. His OPS+ is 112 while his slugging percentage is at .423. The Blue Jays have 209 hits, including 47 doubles and 38 home runs. Toronto has walked 101 times so far this season and they have struck out 233 times as a unit. They have left 175 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 5.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 142 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 9-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.33, Kyle Gibson has a 1-1 record and a 1.26 WHIP this season. He has 30 strikeouts over the 27 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 20 hits. He allows 6.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.11. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.25 and they have given up 110 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .294 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 93 batters and walked 42 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 29th in the league in team earned run average at 5.26. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 214 base knocks and 122 earned runs this season. They have given up 34 home runs this year, which ranks 8th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 100 hitters and struck out 213 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.51 while their FIP as a staff is 4.81.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 18th in the league. The Twins hold a .399 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this matchup batting .293 with an OBP of .454. He has 22 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 75 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .373 with an OPS+ of 134. Brian Dozier is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 26 hits in 100 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 110 and a slugging percentage of .430. The Twins as a unit have 193 base hits, including 53 doubles and 25 homers. Minnesota has walked 88 times this year and they have struck out on 220 occasions. They have had 179 men left on base and have an OPS of .713. They have scored 4.04 runs per game and totaled 93 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -130
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