Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles Expert MLB Picks 8/2/2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Sam Gaviglio vs. Aaron Brooks
Randal Grichuk and the Toronto Blue Jays (42-67, 4th in AL East) travel to Oriole Park on Friday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (36-71, 5th in AL East).
The Blue Jays have been lousy for MLB wagerers, having gone 43-67-0 SU. The Orioles cover 33.6% of the time, going 36-71-0 straight up.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have been a less than ideal Under bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 54-53-3.
The Blue Jays cover 41.1% of the time as the away team, having gone 23-33-0 straight up.
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
Baltimore covers 29.4% of the time at Oriole Park, going 15-36-0 SU.
The Orioles have been a less than ideal Under bet for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 52-46-9.
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Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
7/31/2019 Lourdes Gurriel LF Knee Probable for Aug 1
7/31/2019 Trent Thornton SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 1
7/31/2019 Ryan Borucki RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/30/2019 Ken Giles RP Elbow Probable for Aug 1
7/27/2019 Luke Maile C Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 21
7/24/2019 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 12
7/23/2019 Clayton Richard SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 6
7/23/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/22/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
6/17/2019 Elvis Luciano RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 13
6/13/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
7/30/2019 Dwight Smith LF Calf Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
7/29/2019 John Means SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/27/2019 Mark Trumbo LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
7/1/2019 Josh Rogers RP Elbow Out for the season
6/11/2019 Alex Cobb SP Hip Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 42-67 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Sam Gaviglio has a 4-1 record with an earned run average of 4.80 and a WHIP of 1.18 this season. He has 62 strikeouts over his 69.1 innings pitched and he's given up 67 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 430 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .245 against the bullpen and they've struck out 479 hitters and walked 190 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 21st in the league in team earned run average at 4.8. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 1,008 base hits and 520 earned runs. They have allowed 151 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 404 batters and struck out 902. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.45 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .234, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .412 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 28th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.9 hits per game. Randal Grichuk is hitting .229 with an on-base percentage of .286. He has 90 hits this season in 393 at bats with 47 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .410 and an OPS+ of 84. Freddy Galvis is hitting .267 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 109 hits and he has driven in 51 men in 409 at bats. His OPS+ is 96 while his slugging percentage is at .440. The Blue Jays have 871 hits, including 169 doubles and 157 home runs. Toronto has walked 342 times so far this season and they have struck out 996 times as a unit. They have left 673 men on base and have a team OPS of .713. They score 4.42 runs per contest and have scored a total of 486 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 36-71 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.46, Aaron Brooks has a 2-4 record and a 1.32 WHIP. He has 52 strikeouts over the 64.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 67 hits. He's allowing 9.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.55. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.90 and they have given up 454 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .265 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 417 batters and walked 203 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.55. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 998 base knocks and 585 earned runs this season. They have given up 207 home runs this year, which ranks 1st in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 381 hitters and struck out 828 batters. They give up a walk 3.6 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.45 while their FIP as a staff is 5.68.
As a team, they are batting .244, good for 24th in the league. The Orioles hold a .407 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .305, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 18th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Trey Mancini comes into this matchup batting .282 with an OBP of .344. He has 112 hits this year along with 55 RBI in 397 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .534 with an OPS+ of 129. Jonathan Villar is hitting .263 this season and he has an OBP of .325. He has collected 110 hits in 419 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 97 and a slugging percentage of .418. The Orioles as a unit have 903 base hits, including 161 doubles and 135 homers. Baltimore has walked 288 times this year and they have struck out on 985 occasions. They have had 695 men left on base and have an OPS of .712. They have scored 4.39 runs per game and totaled 470 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Orioles
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