Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins 5/2/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Fernando Romero
Target Field is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Fernando Romero for the Twins.
Toronto opens at +100 while Minnesota opens at -110. The Blue Jays have a 14-12-2 over/under record and a 17-11-0 run line mark. The Twins are 13-11-0 against the run line and have a 13-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 14-12-2 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 17-11-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 13-11-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 13-11-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/30/18 RF Randal Grichuk Knee 10-day DL (04/30)
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
04/30/18 3B Miguel Sano Hamstring is "?" Tuesday 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 Marcus Stroman has a 0-3 record with an earned run average of 8.88 and a WHIP of 1.82 this year. He has 25 strikeouts over his 25.1 innings pitched and he's given up 31 hits. He's allowed 11 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.28 and they have given up 84 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 93 hitters and walked 28 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 242 base hits and 115 earned runs. They have allowed 37 home runs this season, ranking them 5th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 92 batters and struck out 248. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.34 and their FIP as a unit is 4.44.
As a team Toronto is hitting .232, good for 24th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .305 with an on-base percentage of .351. He has 32 hits this season in 105 at bats with 14 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .552 and an OPS+ of 139. Justin Smoak is hitting .255 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .355. He has totaled 26 hits and he has driven in 17 men in 102 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .441. The Blue Jays have 219 hits, including 49 doubles and 40 home runs. Toronto has walked 107 times so far this season and they have struck out 240 times as a unit. They have left 185 men on base and have a team OPS of .740. They score 5.32 runs per contest and have scored a total of 149 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 9-14 overall mark this year. Fernando Romero is expected to make his debut for the Twins. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.98 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .290 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 96 batters and walked 43 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 28th in the league in team earned run average at 5.29. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 224 base knocks and 128 earned runs this season. They have given up 36 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 106 hitters and struck out 220 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.52 while their FIP as a staff is 4.89.
As a team, they are batting .240, good for 16th in the league. The Twins hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 17th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Joe Mauer comes into this matchup batting .291 with an OBP of .451. He has 23 hits this year along with 7 RBI in 79 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .367 with an OPS+ of 132. Brian Dozier is hitting .248 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 26 hits in 105 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 100 and a slugging percentage of .410. The Twins as a unit have 203 base hits, including 56 doubles and 26 homers. Minnesota has walked 92 times this year and they have struck out on 225 occasions. They have had 189 men left on base and have an OPS of .718. They have scored 4.08 runs per game and totaled 98 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Twins -110
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