Toronto Blue Jays at Oakland Athletics 7/31/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Sam Gaviglio vs. Trevor Cahill
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Oakland Coliseum on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Sam Gaviglio for the Blue Jays and Trevor Cahill for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +162 and Oakland at -172. The Blue Jays have a 52-46-6 over/under record and a 48-56-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 53-54-0 against the run line and have a 51-48-8 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 52-46-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 48-56-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 51-48-8 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 53-54-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
07/15/18 CF Kevin Pillar Arm 10-day DL (07/15)
07/14/18 P Marco Estrada Gluteus 10-day DL (07/13)
07/08/18 P Rhiner Cruz Groin 60-day DL (07/08)
06/23/18 P Aaron Sanchez Finger 10-day DL (06/23)
06/22/18 P Danny Barnes Knee 10-day DL (06/22)
06/01/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 10-day DL (05/29)
05/08/18 P Roberto Osuna Personal is out indefinitely
04/01/18 RF Billy McKinney Shoulder 10-day DL (04/01)
03/26/18 SS Troy Tulowitzki Foot 60-day DL (03/29)
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
07/29/18 SS Chad Pinder Elbow 10-day DL (07/29)
07/25/18 P Kendall Graveman Elbow is out for season
07/14/18 P Andrew Triggs Forearm 60-day DL (05/18)
07/08/18 P Paul Blackburn Elbow 10-day DL (07/07)
07/07/18 RF Matt Joyce Back 10-day DL (07/05)
06/26/18 P Daniel Mengden Foot 10-day DL (06/24)
06/08/18 CF Boog Powell Knee 60-day DL (04/07)
06/06/18 P Daniel Gossett Elbow 60-day DL (06/04)
03/26/18 P Jharel Cotton Elbow 60-day DL (03/21)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 48-56 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sam Gaviglio has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 4.65 and a WHIP of 1.32 this season. He has 65 strikeouts over his 69.2 innings pitched and he's given up 70 hits. He's allowed 9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.66. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.45 and they have given up 388 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .260 against the bullpen and they've struck out 392 hitters and walked 139 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 24th in the league in team earned run average at 4.63. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 945 base hits and 479 earned runs. They have allowed 133 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 346 batters and struck out 883. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.39 and their FIP as a unit is 4.37.
As a team Toronto is hitting .242, good for 22nd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .425 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .313, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .233 with an on-base percentage of .286. He has 93 hits this season in 399 at bats with 53 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .411 and an OPS+ of 89. Kevin Pillar is hitting .247 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .279. He has totaled 85 hits and he has driven in 37 men in 344 at bats. His OPS+ is 86 while his slugging percentage is at .407. The Blue Jays have 856 hits, including 202 doubles and 140 home runs. Toronto has walked 339 times so far this season and they have struck out 889 times as a unit. They have left 678 men on base and have a team OPS of .738. They score 4.53 runs per contest and have scored a total of 471 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 61-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.43, Trevor Cahill has a 2-2 record and a 1.10 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 63 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 49 hits. He's allowing 7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.42. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 334 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .227 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 386 batters and walked 149 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.5 batters per nine innings. They are 16th in the league in team earned run average at 4.02. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 897 base knocks and 432 earned runs this season. They have given up 125 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 311 hitters and struck out 805 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.26.
As a team, they are batting .247, good for 14th in the league. The Athletics hold a .428 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Jed Lowrie comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .356. He has 109 hits this year along with 66 RBI in 397 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .474 with an OPS+ of 129. Marcus Semien is hitting .252 this season and he has an OBP of .312. He has collected 108 hits in 429 at bats while driving in 39 runs. He has an OPS+ of 89 and a slugging percentage of .366. The Athletics as a unit have 911 base hits, including 203 doubles and 144 homers. Oakland has walked 353 times this year and they have struck out on 919 occasions. They have had 718 men left on base and have an OPS of .747. They have scored 4.72 runs per game and totaled 505 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +162
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