Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies 5/25/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Friday, May 25, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Sam Gaviglio vs. Zach Eflin
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Citizens Bank Park on Friday, May 25, 2018 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Sam Gaviglio for the Blue Jays and Zach Eflin for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +102 and Philadelphia at -122. The Blue Jays have a 22-22-5 over/under record and a 26-23-0 run line mark. The Phillies are 25-22-0 against the run line and have a 20-24-3 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 22-22-5 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 26-23-0 against the run line
Important Philadelphia Phillies Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Phillies are 20-24-3 against the over/under
The Philadelphia Phillies are 25-22-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/18/18 P Jaime Garcia Shoulder 10-day DL (05/18)
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 Philadelphia Phillies Injuries
05/08/18 P Adam Morgan Back 10-day DL (05/08)
04/29/18 SS J.P. Crawford Forearm 10-day DL (04/29)
04/27/18 P Ben Lively Back 10-day DL (04/27)
03/30/18 P Pat Neshek Shoulder 10-day DL (03/30)
03/26/18 P Jerad Eickhoff Back 10-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 23-26 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sam Gaviglio has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.93 and a WHIP of 1.03 this season. He has 12 strikeouts over his 9.2 innings pitched and he's given up 8 hits. He's allowed 7.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 1.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.57 and they have given up 176 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 174 hitters and walked 67 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 4.57. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 451 base hits and 223 earned runs. They have allowed 62 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 181 batters and struck out 416. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 4.42.
As a team Toronto is hitting .231, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .413 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .312, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.8 hits per game. Kevin Pillar is hitting .283 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 52 hits this season in 184 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .467 and an OPS+ of 111. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .265 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 31 men in 181 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .497. The Blue Jays have 382 hits, including 96 doubles and 64 home runs. Toronto has walked 182 times so far this season and they have struck out 441 times as a unit. They have left 326 men on base and have a team OPS of .725. They score 4.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 233 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 28-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 1.56, Zach Eflin has a 1-0 record and a 0.92 WHIP. He has 17 strikeouts over the 17.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 10 hits. He's allowing 5.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.93. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.56 and they have given up 138 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Phillies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 159 batters and walked 70 opposing hitters. As a team, Philadelphia allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.36. The Phillies pitchers as a team have surrendered 373 base knocks and 157 earned runs this season. They have given up 41 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Philadelphia as a staff has walked 148 hitters and struck out 414 batters. They give up a walk 3.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.24 while their FIP as a staff is 3.58.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 21st in the league. The Phillies hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 8th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Rhys Hoskins comes into this matchup batting .239 with an OBP of .376. He has 38 hits this year along with 27 RBI in 159 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .428 with an OPS+ of 124. Cesar Hernandez is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .384. He has collected 49 hits in 178 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 126 and a slugging percentage of .427. The Phillies as a unit have 372 base hits, including 73 doubles and 52 homers. Philadelphia has walked 192 times this year and they have struck out on 453 occasions. They have had 326 men left on base and have an OPS of .720. They have scored 4.55 runs per game and totaled 214 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Phillies MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +102
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