Toronto Blue Jays at Philadelphia Phillies 5/26/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Citizens Bank Park
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Probable Pitchers: Jaime Garcia vs. Aaron Nola
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Citizens Bank Park on Saturday, May 26, 2018 to play the Philadelphia Phillies. The probable starters are Jaime Garcia for the Blue Jays and Aaron Nola for the Phillies.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +123 and Philadelphia at -133. The Blue Jays have a 22-22-6 over/under record and a 26-24-0 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 22-22-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 26-24-0 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 23-27 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jaime Garcia has a 2-3 record with an earned run average of 6.28 and a WHIP of 1.66 this season. He has 38 strikeouts over his 38.2 innings pitched and he's given up 43 hits. He's allowed 10 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 181 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 179 hitters and walked 69 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.3 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 4.64. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 463 base hits and 231 earned runs. They have allowed 64 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 185 batters and struck out 422. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Toronto is hitting .229, good for 26th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .411 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .310, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 7.7 hits per game. Yangervis Solarte is hitting .265 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 49 hits this season in 185 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .497 and an OPS+ of 120. Kevin Pillar is hitting .280 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .324. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 20 men in 186 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .462. The Blue Jays have 387 hits, including 98 doubles and 65 home runs. Toronto has walked 183 times so far this season and they have struck out 449 times as a unit. They have left 329 men on base and have a team OPS of .722. They score 4.68 runs per contest and have scored a total of 234 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Philadelphia has a 28-19 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.37, Aaron Nola has a 6-2 record and a 1.02 WHIP. He has 57 strikeouts over the 64.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 52 hits. He's allowing 7.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.84. 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 2nd 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 22nd 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 23rd in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Cesar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .275 with an OBP of .384. He has 49 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 178 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .427 with an OPS+ of 126. Rhys Hoskins is hitting .239 this season and he has an OBP of .376. He has collected 38 hits in 159 at bats while driving in 27 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .428. 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 +123
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