Toronto Blue Jays at Cleveland Indians MLB Picks 4/5/2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trent Thornton vs. Shane Bieber
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Progressive Field on Friday, April 5, 2019 to play the Cleveland Indians. The probable starters are Trent Thornton for the Blue Jays and Shane Bieber for the Indians.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +151 and Cleveland at -161. The Blue Jays have a 1-6-0 over/under record and a 3-4-0 run line mark. The Indians are 2-3-0 against the run line and have a 3-2-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 1-6-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 3-4-0 against the run line
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 2-3-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
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 Clay Buchholz Arm 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P David Phelps Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 LF Jonathan Davis Ankle 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Ryan Tepera Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/27/19 P Ryan Borucki Elbow 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
03/27/19 CF Bradley Zimmer Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day IL (03/24)
03/25/19 SS Francisco Lindor Calf 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 2B Jason Kipnis Calf 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 3-4 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trent Thornton has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 0.00 and a WHIP of 0.40 this season. He has 8 strikeouts over his 5 innings pitched and he's given up 2 hits. He's allowed 3.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of -0.27. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 19 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .190 against the bullpen and they've struck out 36 hitters and walked 7 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 5.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.9 batters per nine innings. They are 2nd in the league in team earned run average at 2.05. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 43 base hits and 15 earned runs. They have allowed 4 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 20 batters and struck out 80. They have walked 2.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 0.96 and their FIP as a unit is 2.47.
As a team Toronto is hitting .202, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .350 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .266, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 6.4 hits per game. Justin Smoak is hitting .200 with an on-base percentage of .310. He has 5 hits this season in 25 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .320 and an OPS+ of 93. Freddy Galvis is hitting .286 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .286. He has totaled 6 hits and he has driven in 3 men in 21 at bats. His OPS+ is 128 while his slugging percentage is at .476. The Blue Jays have 45 hits, including 8 doubles and 7 home runs. Toronto has walked 17 times so far this season and they have struck out 54 times as a unit. They have left 33 men on base and have a team OPS of .616. They score 3.29 runs per contest and have scored a total of 23 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 2-3 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.50, Shane Bieber has a 0-0 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 2 strikeouts over the 2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 2 hits. He's allowing 9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 2.43. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.77 and they have given up 13 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .236 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 13 batters and walked 5 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.8 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 3.98. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 37 base knocks and 19 earned runs this season. They have given up 3 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 14 hitters and struck out 47 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.19 while their FIP as a staff is 2.98.
As a team, they are batting .160, good for 30th in the league. The Indians hold a .231 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .237, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 5.0 hits per contest. Carlos Santana comes into this matchup batting .471 with an OBP of .526. He has 8 hits this year along with 5 RBI in 17 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .529 with an OPS+ of 217. Hanley Ramirez is hitting .235 this season and he has an OBP of .316. He has collected 4 hits in 17 at bats while driving in 3 runs. He has an OPS+ of 164 and a slugging percentage of .588. The Indians as a unit have 25 base hits, including 5 doubles and 2 homers. Cleveland has walked 16 times this year and they have struck out on 58 occasions. They have had 28 men left on base and have an OPS of .468. They have scored 2.6 runs per game and totaled 13 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +151
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