Toronto Blue Jays at New York Mets 5/16/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: J.A. Happ vs. Zack Wheeler
Citi Field is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Mets on Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are J.A. Happ for the Blue Jays and Zack Wheeler for the Mets.
Toronto opens at -110 while New York opens at +100. The Blue Jays have a 18-19-4 over/under record and a 22-19-0 run line mark. The Mets are 17-20-0 against the run line and have a 17-19-1 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 18-19-4 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 22-19-0 against the run line
Important New York Mets Betting Trends
The New York Mets are 17-19-1 against the over/under
The New York Mets are 17-20-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/11/18 P Marcus Stroman Shoulder 10-day DL (05/09)
05/09/18 SS Aledmys Diaz Ankle 10-day DL (05/08)
05/08/18 P Roberto Osuna Personal is out indefinitely
05/08/18 LF Steve Pearce Oblique 10-day DL (05/03)
04/30/18 RF Randal Grichuk Knee 10-day DL (04/30)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Key New York Mets Injuries
05/14/18 RF Jay Bruce Paternity List is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs Toronto Blue Jays
05/09/18 3B Todd Frazier Hamstring 10-day DL (05/08)
04/28/18 3B David Wright Shoulder 60-day DL (03/26)
04/14/18 C Travis d'Arnaud Elbow 60-day DL (04/11)
04/13/18 C Kevin Plawecki Hand 10-day DL (04/13)
04/03/18 P Anthony Swarzak Oblique 60-day DL (04/01)
03/30/18 1B Dominic Smith Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Rafael Montero Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 SS T.J. Rivera Elbow 60-day DL (02/18)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 21-20 overall record this season. Starting pitcher J.A. Happ has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 4.80 and a WHIP of 1.27 this year. He has 56 strikeouts over his 45 innings pitched and he's given up 44 hits. He's allowed 8.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.78 and they have given up 136 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 151 hitters and walked 53 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.43. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 374 base hits and 181 earned runs. They have allowed 54 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 149 batters and struck out 351. They have walked 3.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.51.
As a team Toronto is hitting .232, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .420 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .311, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .308 with an on-base percentage of .349. He has 48 hits this season in 156 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .519 and an OPS+ of 130. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .253 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .331. He has totaled 38 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 150 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .480. The Blue Jays have 323 hits, including 80 doubles and 56 home runs. Toronto has walked 149 times so far this season and they have struck out 373 times as a unit. They have left 270 men on base and have a team OPS of .731. They score 4.83 runs per contest and have scored a total of 198 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
New York has a 19-18 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.03, Zack Wheeler has a 2-2 record and a 1.44 WHIP this season. He has 31 strikeouts over the 34 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 35 hits. He allows 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.17. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 122 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Mets bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 141 batters and walked 56 opposing hitters. As a team, New York allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Mets pitchers as a team have surrendered 317 base knocks and 156 earned runs this season. They have given up 48 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. New York as a staff has walked 122 hitters and struck out 343 batters. They give up a walk 3.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.30 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .233, good for 23rd in the league. The Mets hold a .376 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into this matchup batting .329 with an OBP of .376. He has 47 hits this year along with 23 RBI in 143 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .552 with an OPS+ of 154. Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 35 hits in 137 at bats while driving in 28 runs. He has an OPS+ of 116 and a slugging percentage of .474. The Mets as a unit have 292 base hits, including 54 doubles and 37 homers. New York has walked 137 times this year and they have struck out on 334 occasions. They have had 255 men left on base and have an OPS of .690. They have scored 4.14 runs per game and totaled 153 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Mets MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays -110
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