Oakland Athletics at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Point Spread Picks 4/28/2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Chris Bassitt vs. Trent Thornton
The Oakland Athletics visit Rogers Centre on Sunday, April 28, 2019 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Chris Bassitt for the Athletics and Trent Thornton for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has Oakland at -109 and Toronto at -101. The Athletics have a 15-13-0 over/under record and a 14-14-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 14-12-0 against the run line and have a 11-15-0 over/under record.
Valuable Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 15-13-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 14-14-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 11-15-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 14-12-0 against the run line
Key Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/27/19 P Brett Anderson Ankle is probable for next scheduled start Saturday vs Toronto Blue Jays
04/17/19 P Marco Estrada Back 10-day IL (04/17)
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
04/27/19 P Aaron Sanchez Finger is probable for next scheduled start Saturday vs Oakland Athletics
04/26/19 SS Freddy Galvis Leg is questionable Saturday vs Oakland Athletics
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 14-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 1.20 this season. He has 7 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He's allowed 3.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.31. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 94 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .232 against the bullpen and they've struck out 112 hitters and walked 45 batters. As a team, Oakland allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.57. The Athletics pitchers collectively have given up 233 base hits and 127 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Oakland as a pitching staff has walked 92 batters and struck out 220. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.45.
As a team Oakland is hitting .249, good for 14th in the league. The Athletics hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Khris Davis is hitting .223 with an on-base percentage of .279. He has 23 hits this season in 103 at bats with 22 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .524 and an OPS+ of 112. Marcus Semien is hitting .321 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .392. He has totaled 34 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 106 at bats. His OPS+ is 143 while his slugging percentage is at .509. The Athletics have 235 hits, including 40 doubles and 42 home runs. Oakland has walked 87 times so far this season and they have struck out 193 times as a unit. They have left 178 men on base and have a team OPS of .749. They score 4.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 135 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 12-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.79, Trent Thornton has a 0-3 record and a 1.37 WHIP. He has 26 strikeouts over the 23.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 25 hits. He's allowing 9.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.56. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.76 and they have given up 72 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 106 batters and walked 39 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 5th in the league in team earned run average at 3.46. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 186 base knocks and 89 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 92 hitters and struck out 232 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.20 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .228, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .293, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 7.5 hits per contest. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .311 with an OBP of .333. He has 28 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 90 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .522 with an OPS+ of 128. Justin Smoak is hitting .282 this season and he has an OBP of .404. He has collected 22 hits in 78 at bats while driving in 17 runs. He has an OPS+ of 148 and a slugging percentage of .513. The Blue Jays as a unit have 195 base hits, including 41 doubles and 28 homers. Toronto has walked 72 times this year and they have struck out on 254 occasions. They have had 146 men left on base and have an OPS of .674. They have scored 4.04 runs per game and totaled 105 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Athletics/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Athletics -109
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