Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Point Spread Picks 4/27/2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Brett Anderson vs. Aaron Sanchez
The Oakland Athletics visit Rogers Centre on Saturday, April 27, 2019 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Brett Anderson for the Athletics and Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -107 and Toronto at -103. The Athletics have a 15-12-0 over/under record and a 14-13-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 13-12-0 against the run line and have a 11-14-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 15-12-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 14-13-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 11-14-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 13-12-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/22/19 P Brett Anderson Ankle left last game, is questionable for next scheduled start
04/17/19 P Marco Estrada Back 10-day IL (04/17)
03/27/19 P Chris Bassitt Leg 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 C Chris Herrmann Knee 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Jharel Cotton Arm 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 1B Matt Olson Hand 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 LF Nick Martini Knee 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/24/19 SS Freddy Galvis Leg is questionable Friday vs Oakland Athletics
04/21/19 P Aaron Sanchez Finger left last game, is questionable next start
04/21/19 P Matt Shoemaker Knee 10-day IL (04/21); is out for season
04/16/19 P Ryan Borucki Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
04/03/19 CF Dalton Pompey Concussion 60-day IL (04/02)
03/31/19 P Clayton Richard Knee 10-day IL (03/31)
03/28/19 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 LF Jonathan Davis Ankle 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Athletics have a 14-13 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Brett Anderson has a 3-1 record with an earned run average of 3.04 and a WHIP of 1.28 this season. He has 16 strikeouts over his 26.2 innings pitched and he's given up 24 hits. He's allowed 8.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.02 and they have given up 92 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .231 against the bullpen and they've struck out 111 hitters and walked 44 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.58. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 225 base hits and 123 earned runs. They have allowed 33 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 91 batters and struck out 214. They have walked 3.4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.31 and their FIP as a unit is 4.43.
As a team Oakland is hitting .253, good for 12th in the league. The Athletics hold a .435 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.5 hits per game. Marcus Semien is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .379. He has 32 hits this season in 103 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .505 and an OPS+ of 139. Khris Davis is hitting .232 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .290. He has totaled 23 hits and he has driven in 22 men in 99 at bats. His OPS+ is 121 while his slugging percentage is at .545. The Athletics have 230 hits, including 39 doubles and 41 home runs. Oakland has walked 85 times so far this season and they have struck out 183 times as a unit. They have left 173 men on base and have a team OPS of .758. They score 4.93 runs per contest and have scored a total of 133 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 11-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.77, Aaron Sanchez has a 2-1 record and a 1.35 WHIP. He has 23 strikeouts over the 26 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 6.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.54. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.65 and they have given up 68 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .198 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 103 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 181 base knocks and 87 earned runs this season. They have given up 26 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 90 hitters and struck out 222 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.22 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .227, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .295, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .284 with an OBP of .411. He has 21 hits this year along with 17 RBI in 74 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .527 with an OPS+ of 155. Freddy Galvis is hitting .311 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 28 hits in 90 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 129 and a slugging percentage of .522. The Blue Jays as a unit have 187 base hits, including 40 doubles and 26 homers. Toronto has walked 71 times this year and they have struck out on 248 occasions. They have had 141 men left on base and have an OPS of .672. They have scored 4.04 runs per game and totaled 101 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics -107
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