Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Point Spread Picks 8/17/2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Wisler vs. Trent Thornton
Justin Smoak and the Toronto Blue Jays (51-73, 4th in AL East) host the Seattle Mariners (49-72, 5th in AL West) at Rogers Centre on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
The Mariners have been a terrible option for baseball wagerers, having gone 49-72-0 SU. Toronto covers 41.1% of the time, going 51-73-0 straight up.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been a bad Under option for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 72-44-5.
Seattle covers 35.7% of the time away from home, having gone 20-36-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays cover 39.3% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 24-37-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been a pretty good Under option for over/under MLB bettors, having gone 58-61-5.
Key Seattle Mariners Injuries
8/15/2019 Brandon Brennan RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
8/15/2019 Austin Adams RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/13/2019 Felix Hernandez SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/12/2019 Braden Bishop CF Chest Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/10/2019 Mitch Haniger RF Groin Expected to be out until at least Aug 23
8/7/2019 Connor Sadzeck RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/7/2019 Dan Altavilla RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Ryon Healy 3B Hip Out for the season
8/6/2019 Chasen Bradford RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
4/28/2019 Arodys Vizcaino RP Shoulder Out for the season
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
8/13/2019 Nick Kingham RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
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
8/9/2019 Lourdes Gurriel LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 20
8/7/2019 Clayton Richard SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Out for the season
7/27/2019 Luke Maile C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/22/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Mariners have a 49-72 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Wisler has a 2-2 record with an earned run average of 4.46 and a WHIP of 1.34 this season. He has 48 strikeouts over his 40.1 innings pitched and he's given up 44 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.52. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.92 and they have given up 472 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the bullpen and they've struck out 480 hitters and walked 221 batters. As a team, Seattle allows 9.6 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.15. The Mariners pitchers collectively have given up 1,147 base hits and 613 earned runs. They have allowed 206 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 365 batters and struck out 928. They have walked 3.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.41 and their FIP as a unit is 5.11.
As a team Seattle is hitting .241, good for 26th in the league. The Mariners hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .317, which is good for 21st in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Omar Narvaez is hitting .287 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 94 hits this season in 327 at bats with 42 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .468 and an OPS+ of 123. Mallex Smith is hitting .233 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 93 hits and he has driven in 29 men in 400 at bats. His OPS+ is 76 while his slugging percentage is at .350. The Mariners have 994 hits, including 196 doubles and 191 home runs. Seattle has walked 433 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,198 times as a unit. They have left 816 men on base and have a team OPS of .755. They score 4.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 586 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 51-73 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.34, Trent Thornton has a 4-8 record and a 1.48 WHIP. He has 110 strikeouts over the 114.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 123 hits. He's allowing 9.7 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.77. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.12 and they have given up 491 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 546 batters and walked 222 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,115 base knocks and 573 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 11th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 451 hitters and struck out 1,012 batters. They give up a walk 3.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.77.Related: Robert Ferringo teaches you 4 reasons you should be betting NFL Preseason on this exclusive YouTube Video - Here
As a team, they are batting .237, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .427 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .304, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Justin Smoak comes into this matchup batting .212 with an OBP of .352. He has 71 hits this year along with 52 RBI in 335 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .412 with an OPS+ of 105. Randal Grichuk is hitting .241 this season and he has an OBP of .296. He has collected 107 hits in 444 at bats while driving in 57 runs. He has an OPS+ of 95 and a slugging percentage of .448. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,002 base hits, including 203 doubles and 189 homers. Toronto has walked 387 times this year and they have struck out on 1,138 occasions. They have had 763 men left on base and have an OPS of .732. They have scored 4.57 runs per game and totaled 567 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Mariners/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Mariners
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