Toronto Blue Jays at Colorado Rockies Expert MLB Picks 5/31/2019
Friday, May 31, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Edwin Jackson vs. German Marquez
Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies (27-27, 4th in NL West) host the Toronto Blue Jays (21-35, 4th in AL East) at Coors Field on Friday, May 31, 2019. The Blue Jays open this contest at +250 while the Rockies are coming in at -275. The O/U has been set at 11.5.
The Blue Jays have been a bad play for wagerers, having gone 21-35-0 SU. The Rockies cover 50.0% of the time, going 27-27-0 straight up. The Rockies have been terrible for oddsmakers as a favorite, going 17-10-0 SU. The Blue Jays cover 35.9% of the time as the underdog, having gone 14-25-0 straight up.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have been a dicey Over pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 25-29-2.
Toronto covers 39.3% of the time as the visitor, having gone 11-17-0 straight up.
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado covers 53.8% of the time at Coors Field, going 14-12-0 SU.
The Rockies have been a great Over pick for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 29-23-2.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
5/29/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
5/29/2019 Cavan Biggio 2B Illness Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/29/2019 Jacob Waguespack RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 8
5/28/2019 Dalton Pompey CF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/28/2019 David Phelps RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/27/2019 Aaron Sanchez SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/26/2019 Tim Mayza RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 7
5/19/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
5/19/2019 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
5/18/2019 Ryan Borucki RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 19
5/15/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
Key Colorado Rockies Injuries
5/29/2019 Tony Wolters C Hand Probable for May 30
5/29/2019 Chris Rusin SP Back Expected to be out until at least May 31
5/27/2019 Jon Gray SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Jun 1
5/27/2019 Charlie Blackmon RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/22/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
5/22/2019 Wade Davis RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
5/18/2019 Harrison Musgrave RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least May 31
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 21-35 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Edwin Jackson has a 0-2 record with an earned run average of 9.00 and a WHIP of 1.64 this season. He has 8 strikeouts over his 14 innings pitched and he's given up 20 hits. He's allowed 12.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 7.71. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.22 and they have given up 200 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the bullpen and they've struck out 238 hitters and walked 94 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.5 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.32. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 472 base hits and 239 earned runs. They have allowed 75 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 213 batters and struck out 478. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.38 and their FIP as a unit is 4.60.
As a team Toronto is hitting .219, good for 30th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .377 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 29th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Randal Grichuk is hitting .230 with an on-base percentage of .294. He has 48 hits this season in 209 at bats with 19 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .397 and an OPS+ of 86. Freddy Galvis is hitting .263 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .298. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 198 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .444. The Blue Jays have 408 hits, including 86 doubles and 66 home runs. Toronto has walked 161 times so far this season and they have struck out 520 times as a unit. They have left 327 men on base and have a team OPS of .662. They score 3.79 runs per contest and have scored a total of 212 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 27-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.56, German Marquez has a 5-2 record and a 1.12 WHIP. He has 76 strikeouts over the 78.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 74 hits. He's allowing 8.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.18. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.92 and they have given up 176 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .237 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 170 batters and walked 84 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8 batters per nine innings. They are 25th in the league in team earned run average at 5.01. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 506 base knocks and 273 earned runs this season. They have given up 78 home runs this year, which ranks 10th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 191 hitters and struck out 438 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.42 while their FIP as a staff is 4.68.
As a team, they are batting .257, good for 10th in the league. The Rockies hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .321, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .333 with an OBP of .382. He has 72 hits this year along with 46 RBI in 216 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .625 with an OPS+ of 143. Trevor Story is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .346. He has collected 60 hits in 218 at bats while driving in 35 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .509. The Rockies as a unit have 487 base hits, including 114 doubles and 70 homers. Colorado has walked 170 times this year and they have struck out on 517 occasions. They have had 349 men left on base and have an OPS of .770. They have scored 5.26 runs per game and totaled 284 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies -275
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