Arizona Diamondbacks at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Picks & Predictions 6/9/2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Robbie Ray vs. Clayton Richard
Freddy Galvis and the Toronto Blue Jays (23-40, 4th in AL East) host the Arizona Diamondbacks (32-32, 4th in NL West) at Rogers Centre on Sunday, June 9, 2019. The Blue Jays open this matchup at +133 while the Diamondbacks are priced at -143. The over/under is set at 9.
The Diamondbacks have been a less than ideal bet for MLB bettors, having gone 32-32-0 SU. The Blue Jays cover 36.5% of the time, going 23-40-0 straight up. The Diamondbacks have been terrible for oddsmakers as favorites, going 12-9-0 SU. The Blue Jays cover 35.6% of the time as an underdog, having gone 16-29-0 straight up.
Valuable Arizona Diamondbacks Betting Trends
The Diamondbacks have been an inconsistent Over pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 30-31-3.
The Diamondbacks cover 52.9% of the time as the away team, having gone 18-16-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays cover 37.5% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 12-20-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been an inconsistent Over pick for over/under wagerers, having gone 28-33-2.
Key Arizona Diamondbacks Injuries
6/7/2019 Adam Jones RF Hamstring Probable for Jun 8
6/5/2019 Zack Greinke SP Neck Probable for Jun 8
5/30/2019 Jake Lamb 1B Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Jun 15
5/30/2019 Taijuan Walker SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
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 32-32 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Robbie Ray has a 4-3 record with an earned run average of 3.62 and a WHIP of 1.39 this season. He has 91 strikeouts over his 69.2 innings pitched and he's given up 61 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.25. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.26 and they have given up 230 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .256 against the bullpen and they've struck out 226 hitters and walked 92 batters. As a team, Arizona allows 8.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.8 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 4.11. The Diamondbacks pitchers collectively have given up 558 base hits and 267 earned runs. They have allowed 74 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Arizona as a pitching staff has walked 209 batters and struck out 572. They have walked 3.2 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 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 .449 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 9.1 hits per game. Ketel Marte is hitting .271 with an on-base percentage of .325. He has 68 hits this season in 251 at bats with 43 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .514 and an OPS+ of 114. Eduardo Escobar is hitting .281 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .337. He has totaled 71 hits and he has driven in 49 men in 253 at bats. His OPS+ is 127 while his slugging percentage is at .553. The Diamondbacks have 583 hits, including 134 doubles and 91 home runs. Arizona has walked 188 times so far this season and they have struck out 566 times as a unit. They have left 437 men on base and have a team OPS of .768. They score 5.12 runs per contest and have scored a total of 328 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 23-40 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.55, Clayton Richard has a 0-1 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 9 strikeouts over the 12.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 9 hits. He's allowing 6.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 6.15. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 223 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 264 batters and walked 105 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 4.52. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 541 base knocks and 280 earned runs this season. They have given up 88 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 240 hitters and struck out 527 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 4.73.
As a team, they are batting .219, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286, 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 .241 with an OBP of .277. He has 54 hits this year along with 25 RBI in 224 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .415 with an OPS+ of 85. Randal Grichuk is hitting .232 this season and he has an OBP of .291. He has collected 55 hits in 237 at bats while driving in 25 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .430. The Blue Jays as a unit have 459 base hits, including 94 doubles and 77 homers. Toronto has walked 183 times this year and they have struck out on 566 occasions. They have had 372 men left on base and have an OPS of .665. They have scored 3.81 runs per game and totaled 240 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Diamondbacks/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Diamondbacks -143
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