Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners 8/4/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, August 4, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Marco Estrada vs. James Paxton
Safeco Field is the site of the matchup between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Seattle Mariners on Saturday, August 4, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Marco Estrada for the Blue Jays and James Paxton for the Mariners.
Toronto opens at +203 while Seattle opens at -220. The Blue Jays have a 55-47-6 over/under record and a 49-59-0 run line mark. The Mariners are 54-55-0 against the run line and have a 52-55-2 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 55-47-6 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 49-59-0 against the run line
Important Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Seattle Mariners are 52-55-2 against the over/under
The Seattle Mariners are 54-55-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
08/02/18 CF Lourdes Gurriel Ankle 10-day DL (07/31)
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)
06/01/18 3B Josh Donaldson Calf 60-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 Seattle Mariners Injuries
08/02/18 2B Dee Gordon Ankle left last game, is "?" Friday vs Toronto Blue Jays
08/01/18 P Roenis Elias Triceps 10-day DL (07/31)
06/09/18 P Dan Altavilla Elbow 60-day DL (06/07)
05/13/18 2B Robinson Cano Suspension 80-game suspension (eligible to return 8/14 vs Oakland Athletics)
05/03/18 RF Ichiro Suzuki Retired is out for season
05/01/18 P Erasmo Ramirez Arm 10-day DL (05/01)
03/26/18 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day DL (03/26)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 49-59 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Marco Estrada has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 4.90 and a WHIP of 1.35 this year. He has 70 strikeouts over his 93.2 innings pitched and he's given up 98 hits. He's allowed 9.4 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.79. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.41 and they have given up 407 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .259 against the bullpen and they've struck out 409 hitters and walked 148 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 4.72. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 991 base hits and 505 earned runs. They have allowed 139 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 362 batters and struck out 909. 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 4.42.
As a team Toronto is hitting .241, good for 24th 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 .235 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .288. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 53 men in 413 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .407. The Blue Jays have 886 hits, including 212 doubles and 145 home runs. Toronto has walked 355 times so far this season and they have struck out 924 times as a unit. They have left 711 men on base and have a team OPS of .736. They score 4.48 runs per contest and have scored a total of 484 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Seattle has a 63-46 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.49, James Paxton has a 9-4 record and a 1.05 WHIP this season. He has 163 strikeouts over the 126.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 100 hits. He allows 7.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.04. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.90 and they have given up 324 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .242 against the Mariners bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 372 batters and walked 108 opposing hitters. As a team, Seattle allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.5 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.06. The Mariners pitchers as a team have surrendered 937 base knocks and 440 earned runs this season. They have given up 128 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Seattle as a staff has walked 264 hitters and struck out 918 batters. They give up a walk 2.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.23 while their FIP as a staff is 3.96.
As a team, they are batting .256, good for 9th in the league. The Mariners hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.7 hits per contest. Dee Gordon comes into this matchup batting .288 with an OBP of .308. He has 118 hits this year along with 22 RBI in 410 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .349 with an OPS+ of 84. Jean Segura is hitting .311 this season and he has an OBP of .341. He has collected 130 hits in 418 at bats while driving in 51 runs. He has an OPS+ of 117 and a slugging percentage of .440. The Mariners as a unit have 943 base hits, including 162 doubles and 123 homers. Seattle has walked 285 times this year and they have struck out on 824 occasions. They have had 720 men left on base and have an OPS of .727. They have scored 4.17 runs per game and totaled 455 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Mariners MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Mariners -220
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