Arizona Diamondbacks at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Picks & Predictions 6/8/2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Zack Greinke vs. Aaron Sanchez
Eduardo Escobar and the Arizona Diamondbacks (31-32, 4th in NL West) travel to Rogers Centre on Saturday where they'll take on the Toronto Blue Jays (23-39, 4th in AL East). The line on this game has the Diamondbacks priced at -129 and the Blue Jays are at +119. The over/under has been set at 8.5.
The Diamondbacks have been a dicey pick for baseball wagerers, having gone 31-32-0 SU. The Blue Jays are covering 37.1% of the time, going 23-39-0 straight up. The Diamondbacks have been awful for Las Vegas oddsmakers oddsmakers as a favorite, going 12-9-0 SU. The Blue Jays are covering 35.6% of the time as the underdog, having gone 16-29-0 straight up.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have been a solid Under choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 29-31-3.
The Diamondbacks are covering 51.5% of the time as the away team, having gone 17-16-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto covers 38.7% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 12-19-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a terrible Over choice for O/U wagerers, having gone 27-33-2.
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 Probable for 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 Zack Greinke has a 6-2 record with an earned run average of 3.09 and a WHIP of 0.93 this season. He has 75 strikeouts over his 81.2 innings pitched and he's given up 64 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.51. 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 4.04.
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. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 70 hits this season in 249 at bats with 48 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .558 and an OPS+ of 126. Ketel Marte is hitting .271 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .323. He has totaled 67 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 247 at bats. His OPS+ is 114 while his slugging percentage is at .518. 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 23-39 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.95, Aaron Sanchez has a 3-6 record and a 1.53 WHIP. He has 58 strikeouts over the 66 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 65 hits. He's allowing 8.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.73. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 220 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 260 batters and walked 104 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 4.46. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 531 base knocks and 272 earned runs this season. They have given up 85 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 237 hitters and struck out 519 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 4.70.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .381 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .287, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup batting .232 with an OBP of .291. He has 54 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 233 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .433 with an OPS+ of 94. Freddy Galvis is hitting .240 this season and he has an OBP of .276. He has collected 53 hits in 221 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 85 and a slugging percentage of .416. The Blue Jays as a unit have 454 base hits, including 94 doubles and 76 homers. Toronto has walked 181 times this year and they have struck out on 562 occasions. They have had 368 men left on base and have an OPS of .668. They have scored 3.84 runs per game and totaled 238 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -129
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