Seattle Mariners at Toronto Blue Jays MLB Point Spread Picks 8/18/2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Yusei Kikuchi vs. Wilmer Font
Randal Grichuk and the Toronto Blue Jays (52-73, 4th in AL East) play the Seattle Mariners (50-73, 5th in AL West) at Rogers Centre on Sunday, August 18, 2019.
The Mariners have been strong for Vegas oddsmakers, having gone 50-73-0 SU. Toronto covers 41.6% of the time, going 52-73-0 straight up.
Valuable Seattle Mariners Betting Trends
The Mariners have been an awful Under play for over/under wagerers, having gone 72-46-5.
Seattle covers 36.2% of the time as a visitor, having gone 21-37-0 straight up.
Important Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays cover 40.3% of the time at Rogers Centre, going 25-37-0 SU.
The Blue Jays have been an inconsistent Over play for over/under wagerers, having gone 58-62-5.
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
8/15/2019 Felix Hernandez SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
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 Ryon Healy 3B Hip Out for the season
8/7/2019 Dan Altavilla RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/7/2019 Connor Sadzeck RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
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
8/16/2019 Lourdes Gurriel LF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 30
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
8/7/2019 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
8/7/2019 Clayton Richard SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
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 50-73 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi has a 4-8 record with an earned run average of 5.56 and a WHIP of 1.52 this season. He has 95 strikeouts over his 126.1 innings pitched and he's given up 150 hits. He's allowed 10.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.93 and they have given up 490 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .244 against the bullpen and they've struck out 491 hitters and walked 222 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 1,166 base hits and 622 earned runs. They have allowed 211 home runs this season, ranking them 2nd in the league. Seattle as a pitching staff has walked 366 batters and struck out 942. They have walked 3 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 .242, good for 26th in the league. The Mariners hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 24th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Mallex Smith is hitting .238 with an on-base percentage of .305. He has 97 hits this season in 408 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .353 and an OPS+ of 79. Omar Narvaez is hitting .290 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .364. He has totaled 97 hits and he has driven in 43 men in 334 at bats. His OPS+ is 125 while his slugging percentage is at .470. The Mariners have 1,016 hits, including 201 doubles and 192 home runs. Seattle has walked 440 times so far this season and they have struck out 1,216 times as a unit. They have left 828 men on base and have a team OPS of .757. They score 4.85 runs per contest and have scored a total of 596 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Toronto has a 52-73 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.40, Wilmer Font has a 3-2 record and a 1.26 WHIP. He has 63 strikeouts over the 61.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 56 hits. He's allowing 8.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.67. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.11 and they have given up 493 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .241 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 548 batters and walked 224 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 4.67. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 1,122 base knocks and 576 earned runs this season. They have given up 171 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 454 hitters and struck out 1,019 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 4.75.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 .238, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .430 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 8.1 hits per contest. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup batting .242 with an OBP of .298. He has 108 hits this year along with 58 RBI in 447 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .454 with an OPS+ of 97. Justin Smoak is hitting .212 this season and he has an OBP of .351. He has collected 72 hits in 339 at bats while driving in 52 runs. He has an OPS+ of 104 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Blue Jays as a unit have 1,013 base hits, including 205 doubles and 193 homers. Toronto has walked 388 times this year and they have struck out on 1,143 occasions. They have had 766 men left on base and have an OPS of .735. They have scored 4.59 runs per game and totaled 574 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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