Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Game Picks 8/30/2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Wade Miley vs. Trent Thornton
Justin Smoak and the Toronto Blue Jays (54-81, 4th in AL East) host the Houston Astros (87-47, 1st in AL West) at Rogers Centre on Friday, August 30, 2019. The line on this contest has the Astros priced at -180 and the Blue Jays are at +170. The O/U has been set at 10.5.
The Astros have been excellent for MLB bettors, having gone 87-47-0 SU. Toronto is covering 40.0% of the time, going 54-81-0 straight up.
Valuable Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros have been a decent Under pick for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 59-70-5.
Houston is covering 52.3% of the time on the road, having gone 34-31-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto is covering 39.4% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 26-40-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a decent Under pick for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 62-68-5.
Key Houston Astros Injuries
8/28/2019 Brad Peacock SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/28/2019 Carlos Correa SS Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/22/2019 Ryan Pressly RP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/21/2019 Josh James RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/21/2019 Aaron Sanchez SP Pectoral Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
8/27/2019 Lourdes Gurriel LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/21/2019 Luke Maile C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/11/2019 Ryan Borucki SP Elbow Out for the season
8/9/2019 Elvis Luciano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 25
8/7/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Out for the season
8/7/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Clayton Richard SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/22/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Astros have a 87-47 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Wade Miley has a 13-4 record with an earned run average of 3.13 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 129 strikeouts over his 152.1 innings pitched and he's given up 134 hits. He's allowed 7.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.35. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.75 and they have given up 383 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 487 hitters and walked 164 batters. As a team, Houston allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 4th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Astros pitchers collectively have given up 992 base hits and 487 earned runs. They have allowed 194 home runs this season, ranking them 9th in the league. Houston as a pitching staff has walked 373 batters and struck out 1,329. They have walked 2.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.14 and their FIP as a unit is 4.12.
As a team Houston is hitting .276, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .490 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .351, which is good for 1st in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.5 hits per game. George Springer is hitting .292 with an on-base percentage of .377. He has 114 hits this season in 391 at bats with 68 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .560 and an OPS+ of 144. Michael Brantley is hitting .338 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .398. He has totaled 162 hits and he has driven in 80 men in 480 at bats. His OPS+ is 148 while his slugging percentage is at .546. The Astros have 1,265 hits, including 266 doubles and 225 home runs. Houston has walked 512 times so far this season and they have struck out 945 times as a unit. They have left 952 men on base and have a team OPS of .842. They score 5.56 runs per contest and have scored a total of 739 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 54-81 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.34, Trent Thornton has a 4-8 record and a 1.52 WHIP. He has 117 strikeouts over the 124.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 137 hits. He's allowing 9.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.95. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.34 and they have given up 547 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 594 batters and walked 265 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.71. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,196 base knocks and 622 earned runs this season. They have given up 188 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 502 hitters and struck out 1,087 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.83.
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .426 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 8.0 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .211 with an OBP of .349. He has 75 hits this year along with 53 RBI in 356 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .407 with an OPS+ of 103. Randal Grichuk is hitting .236 this season and he has an OBP of .290. He has collected 113 hits in 479 at bats while driving in 58 runs. He has an OPS+ of 92 and a slugging percentage of .441. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,075 base hits, including 221 doubles and 203 homers. Toronto has walked 416 times this year and they have struck out on 1,219 occasions. They have had 819 men left on base and have an OPS of .729. They have scored 4.46 runs per game and totaled 598 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Astros/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays (+170)
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