Arizona Diamondbacks at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Picks & Predictions 6/7/2019
Friday, June 7, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Merrill Kelly vs. Marcus Stroman
Ketel Marte and the Arizona Diamondbacks (31-32, 4th in NL West) are headed to Rogers Centre on Friday where they'll take on the Toronto Blue Jays (23-38, 4th in AL East). The Blue Jays open this game at -138 while the Diamondbacks are priced at +128. The over/under opens at 9.
The Diamondbacks have been a hot and cold choice for bettors, having gone 31-32-0 SU. The Blue Jays cover 37.7% of the time, going 23-38-0 straight up. The Blue Jays have been great for Las Vegas oddsmakers as a favorite, going 7-10-0 SU. Arizona is covering 45.2% of the time as an underdog, having gone 19-23-0 straight up.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have been a pretty good Under choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 29-31-3.
Arizona is covering 51.5% of the time as the visitor, having gone 17-16-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto is covering 40.0% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 12-18-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a pretty good Under choice for O/U MLB bettors, having gone 27-32-2.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
6/5/2019 Zack Greinke SP Neck Expected to be out until at least Jun 8
6/5/2019 Adam Jones RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/30/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
5/30/2019 Jake Lamb 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/27/2019 Luke Weaver SP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
5/23/2019 Wilmer Flores 2B Foot Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
3/28/2019 Steven Souza RF Knee Out for the season
3/11/2019 Silvino Bracho RP Elbow Out for the season
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
6/5/2019 Ryan Borucki RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
6/4/2019 Dalton Pompey CF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
5/31/2019 David Phelps RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
5/29/2019 Jacob Waguespack RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 8
5/29/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
5/19/2019 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
5/19/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
5/15/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Diamondbacks have a 31-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Merrill Kelly has a 5-6 record with an earned run average of 4.41 and a WHIP of 1.43 this season. He has 55 strikeouts over his 67.1 innings pitched and he's given up 73 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.53. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.29 and they have given up 228 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 225 hitters and walked 92 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.16. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 553 base hits and 266 earned runs. They have allowed 73 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 207 batters and struck out 568. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.05.
As a team Arizona is hitting .256, good for 12th in the league. The Diamondbacks hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Ketel Marte is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .323. He has 67 hits this season in 247 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .518 and an OPS+ of 113. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .336. He has totaled 70 hits and he has driven in 48 men in 249 at bats. His OPS+ is 126 while his slugging percentage is at .558. The Diamondbacks have 573 hits, including 133 doubles and 88 home runs. Arizona has walked 185 times so far this season and they have struck out 558 times as a unit. They have left 433 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 5.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 320 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 23-38 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.84, Marcus Stroman has a 3-7 record and a 1.30 WHIP. He has 59 strikeouts over the 76 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 73 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 218 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 256 batters and walked 102 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 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 4.5. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 523 base knocks and 270 earned runs this season. They have given up 83 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 233 hitters and struck out 512 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.5 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.40 while their FIP as a staff is 4.69.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .382 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .288, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .244 with an OBP of .281. He has 53 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 217 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .424 with an OPS+ of 88. Randal Grichuk is hitting .227 this season and he has an OBP of .288. He has collected 52 hits in 229 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .432. The Blue Jays as a unit have 446 base hits, including 93 doubles and 75 homers. Toronto has walked 181 times this year and they have struck out on 558 occasions. They have had 363 men left on base and have an OPS of .670. They have scored 3.87 runs per game and totaled 236 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks +128
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