San Francisco Giants at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Picks and Tips 4/23/2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Jeff Samardzija vs. Trent Thornton
The San Francisco Giants visit Rogers Centre on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to play the Toronto Blue Jays. The probable starters are Jeff Samardzija for the Giants and Trent Thornton for the Blue Jays.
The opening line for this matchup has San Francisco at +115 and Toronto at -125. The Giants have a 7-14-2 over/under record and a 9-14-0 run line mark. The Blue Jays are 13-10-0 against the run line and have a 10-13-0 over/under record.
Valuable San Francisco Giants Betting Trends
The San Francisco Giants are 7-14-2 against the over/under
The San Francisco Giants are 9-14-0 against the run line
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 10-13-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 13-10-0 against the run line
Key San Francisco Giants Injuries
03/28/19 P Johnny Cueto Elbow is out for season
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
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 Giants have a 9-14 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 2.91 and a WHIP of 1.15 this season. He has 20 strikeouts over his 21.2 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 7.1 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.23 and they have given up 60 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .213 against the bullpen and they've struck out 73 hitters and walked 22 batters. As a team, San Francisco allows 7.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 9 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.28. The Giants pitchers collectively have given up 163 base hits and 71 earned runs. They have allowed 24 home runs this season, ranking them 20th in the league. San Francisco as a pitching staff has walked 58 batters and struck out 195. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.13 and their FIP as a unit is 3.70.
As a team San Francisco is hitting .206, good for 29th in the league. The Giants hold a .329 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .267, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 28th in MLB with 6.7 hits per game. Steven Duggar is hitting .244 with an on-base percentage of .280. He has 21 hits this season in 86 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .407 and an OPS+ of 83. Brandon Belt is hitting .225 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .329. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 71 at bats. His OPS+ is 115 while his slugging percentage is at .479. The Giants have 148 hits, including 39 doubles and 15 home runs. San Francisco has walked 50 times so far this season and they have struck out 196 times as a unit. They have left 128 men on base and have a team OPS of .596. They score 2.91 runs per contest and have scored a total of 64 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 11-12 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.40, Trent Thornton has a 0-2 record and a 1.42 WHIP. He has 21 strikeouts over the 18.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 19 hits. He's allowing 9.3 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.78. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.68 and they have given up 63 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .199 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 99 batters and walked 34 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.31. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 157 base knocks and 72 earned runs this season. They have given up 21 home runs this year, which ranks 24th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 80 hitters and struck out 205 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.76.
As a team, they are batting .225, good for 23rd in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .378 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 7.4 hits per contest. Teoscar Hernandez comes into this matchup batting .243 with an OBP of .333. He has 17 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 70 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .386 with an OPS+ of 97. Freddy Galvis is hitting .310 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 26 hits in 84 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 132 and a slugging percentage of .536. The Blue Jays as a unit have 163 base hits, including 37 doubles and 23 homers. Toronto has walked 65 times this year and they have struck out on 221 occasions. They have had 124 men left on base and have an OPS of .674. They have scored 4.09 runs per game and totaled 90 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Giants/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Giants +115
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