San Diego Padres at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Picks and Tips 5/24/2019
Friday, May 24, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Joey Lucchesi vs. Trent Thornton
Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres (26-24, 2nd in NL West) travel to Rogers Centre on Friday where they'll take on the Toronto Blue Jays (20-29, 4th in AL East). The Padres open this game at -125 while the Blue Jays are coming in at +115. The over/under is set at 9.
The Padres have been dicey for oddsmakers, having gone 26-24-0 SU. The Blue Jays are covering 40.8% of the time, going 20-29-0 straight up. The Padres have been a solid play for MLB wagerers as the favorite, going 13-11-0 SU. Toronto has gone 13-19-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 40.6% of the time.
Valuable San Diego Padres Betting Trends
The Padres have been a decent Under option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 22-26-2.
San Diego is covering 54.5% of the time as the road team, having gone 12-10-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
Toronto is covering 37.5% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 9-15-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a strong Under option for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 21-28-0.
Key San Diego Padres Injuries
05/11/19 C Francisco Mejia Knee 10-day IL (05/11)
05/06/19 P Trey Wingenter Shoulder 10-day IL (05/05)
05/04/19 P Brett Kennedy Shoulder 60-day IL (05/04)
04/30/19 SS Fernando Tatis Jr. Hamstring 10-day IL (04/29)
04/24/19 LF Jose Pirela Oblique 10-day IL (04/21)
04/09/19 P Aaron Loup Elbow 10-day IL (04/08)
04/09/19 CF Franchy Cordero Elbow 10-day IL (04/08)
04/03/19 P Jacob Nix Elbow 60-day IL (04/02)
03/25/19 P Dinelson Lamet Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Garrett Richards Elbow is out for season
03/25/19 P Jose Castillo Hip 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Miguel Diaz Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 CF Travis Jankowski Wrist 60-day IL (03/27)
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
05/22/19 P Ryan Tepera Elbow 10-day IL (05/21)
05/16/19 P Clay Buchholz Elbow 10-day IL (05/10)
04/21/19 P Matt Shoemaker Knee 60-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)
03/28/19 P David Phelps Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Padres have a 26-24 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi has a 3-3 record with an earned run average of 4.28 and a WHIP of 1.26 this season. He has 46 strikeouts over his 48.1 innings pitched and he's given up 48 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.33. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.03 and they have given up 152 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .225 against the bullpen and they've struck out 207 hitters and walked 61 batters. As a team, San Diego allows 8.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.86. The Padres pitchers collectively have given up 404 base hits and 191 earned runs. They have allowed 61 home runs this season, ranking them 18th in the league. San Diego as a pitching staff has walked 129 batters and struck out 443. They have walked 2.6 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.20 and their FIP as a unit is 3.88.
As a team San Diego is hitting .228, good for 24th in the league. The Padres hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .287, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Manny Machado is hitting .267 with an on-base percentage of .346. He has 48 hits this season in 180 at bats with 26 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .450 and an OPS+ of 118. Eric Hosmer is hitting .285 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .340. He has totaled 53 hits and he has driven in 28 men in 186 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .446. The Padres have 371 hits, including 69 doubles and 69 home runs. San Diego has walked 124 times so far this season and they have struck out 483 times as a unit. They have left 273 men on base and have a team OPS of .691. They score 3.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 188 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 20-29 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.41, Trent Thornton has a 1-4 record and a 1.29 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts over the 49 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.57. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 148 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 200 batters and walked 80 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 10th in the league in team earned run average at 3.99. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 386 base knocks and 193 earned runs this season. They have given up 60 home runs this year, which ranks 19th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 183 hitters and struck out 415 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.36.
As a team, they are batting .220, good for 28th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .371 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .287, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.3 hits per contest. Freddy Galvis comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .299. He has 46 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 175 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .423 with an OPS+ of 95. Randal Grichuk is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .297. He has collected 45 hits in 187 at bats while driving in 19 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .428. The Blue Jays as a unit have 357 base hits, including 74 doubles and 54 homers. Toronto has walked 145 times this year and they have struck out on 454 occasions. They have had 290 men left on base and have an OPS of .658. They have scored 3.8 runs per game and totaled 186 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Padres/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Padres -125
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