Toronto Blue Jays at Colorado Rockies Expert MLB Picks 6/1/2019
Saturday, June 1, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Marcus Stroman vs. Jon Gray
Coors Field is the site where Trevor Story and the Colorado Rockies (28-27, 3rd in NL West) will play the Toronto Blue Jays (21-35, 4th in AL East) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has the Blue Jays coming in at +139 and the Rockies are at -149. The O/U opens at 11.5.
The Blue Jays have been lousy for MLB wagerers, having gone 21-35-0 SU. The Rockies are covering 50.9% of the time, going 28-27-0 straight up. The Rockies have been an excellent choice for baseball bettors as a favorite, going 18-10-0 SU. The Blue Jays are covering 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 hot and cold Over choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 25-29-2.
Toronto is covering 39.3% of the time on the road, having gone 11-17-0 straight up.
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
The Rockies are covering 55.6% of the time at Coors Field, going 15-12-0 SU.
The Rockies have been a terrible Under choice for O/U baseball bettors, having gone 30-23-2.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
5/29/2019 Cavan Biggio 2B Illness Probable for May 31
5/29/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
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 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 5
5/19/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
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 Chris Rusin SP Back Expected to be out until at least May 31
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 Marcus Stroman has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 2.74 and a WHIP of 1.33 this season. He has 57 strikeouts over his 69 innings pitched and he's given up 66 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.57. 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 4.61.
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 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .263 with an on-base percentage of .298. He has 52 hits this season in 198 at bats with 23 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .444 and an OPS+ of 98. Randal Grichuk is hitting .230 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .294. He has totaled 48 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 209 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .397. 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 28-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 4.52, Jon Gray has a 4-4 record and a 1.34 WHIP. He has 68 strikeouts over the 65.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 63 hits. He's allowing 8.6 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.49. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.00 and they have given up 185 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .240 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 181 batters and walked 86 opposing hitters. As a team, Colorado allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.1 batters per nine innings. They are 27th in the league in team earned run average at 5.09. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 522 base knocks and 283 earned runs this season. They have given up 81 home runs this year, which ranks 9th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 193 hitters and struck out 450 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.43 while their FIP as a staff is 4.71.
As a team, they are batting .261, good for 6th in the league. The Rockies hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .324, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Trevor Story comes into this matchup batting .286 with an OBP of .353. He has 64 hits this year along with 35 RBI in 224 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .527 with an OPS+ of 114. Nolan Arenado is hitting .336 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 74 hits in 220 at bats while driving in 47 runs. He has an OPS+ of 144 and a slugging percentage of .623. The Rockies as a unit have 506 base hits, including 117 doubles and 73 homers. Colorado has walked 174 times this year and they have struck out on 528 occasions. They have had 359 men left on base and have an OPS of .781. They have scored 5.36 runs per game and totaled 295 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies -149
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