Toronto Blue Jays at Oakland Athletics 8/1/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Sean Manaea
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Oakland Coliseum on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Marcus Stroman for the Blue Jays and Sean Manaea for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +120 and Oakland at -130. The Blue Jays have a 53-46-6 over/under record and a 48-57-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 54-54-0 against the run line and have a 52-48-8 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 53-46-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 48-57-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 52-48-8 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 54-54-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
07/15/18 CF Kevin Pillar Arm 10-day DL (07/15)
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)
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 48-57 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marcus Stroman has a 4-7 record with an earned run average of 5.20 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 62 strikeouts over his 79.2 innings pitched and he's given up 85 hits. He's allowed 9.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.52 and they have given up 395 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .261 against the bullpen and they've struck out 395 hitters and walked 143 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.2 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 4.68. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 957 base hits and 488 earned runs. They have allowed 135 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 353 batters and struck out 886. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Toronto is hitting .241, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .424 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .247 with an on-base percentage of .279. He has 85 hits this season in 344 at bats with 37 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .407 and an OPS+ of 86. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .233 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .286. He has totaled 94 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 403 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Blue Jays have 861 hits, including 204 doubles and 141 home runs. Toronto has walked 343 times so far this season and they have struck out 899 times as a unit. They have left 687 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 472 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 62-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.46, Sean Manaea has a 9-7 record and a 1.01 WHIP. He has 93 strikeouts over the 135.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 112 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.42 and they have given up 336 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 391 batters and walked 150 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 3.99. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 902 base knocks and 433 earned runs this season. They have given up 126 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 315 hitters and struck out 815 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 4.25.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 13th in the league. The Athletics hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .320, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .254 with an OBP of .314. He has 110 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 433 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .370 with an OPS+ of 91. Jed Lowrie is hitting .274 this season and he has an OBP of .356. He has collected 110 hits in 401 at bats while driving in 68 runs. He has an OPS+ of 130 and a slugging percentage of .474. The Athletics as a unit have 923 base hits, including 208 doubles and 146 homers. Oakland has walked 360 times this year and they have struck out on 922 occasions. They have had 727 men left on base and have an OPS of .750. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 515 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +120
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