Toronto Blue Jays at Colorado Rockies Expert MLB Picks 6/2/2019
Sunday, June 2, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Antonio Senzatela
Nolan Arenado and the Colorado Rockies (29-27, 3rd in NL West) host the Toronto Blue Jays (21-36, 4th in AL East) at Coors Field on Sunday, June 2, 2019. The Blue Jays open this contest at +146 while the Rockies are priced at -156. The total has been set at 12.
The Blue Jays have been a terrible play for MLB bettors, having gone 21-36-0 SU. Colorado covers 51.8% of the time, going 29-27-0 straight up. The Rockies have been a strong play for MLB bettors as favorites, going 19-10-0 SU. The Blue Jays cover 35.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 14-26-0 straight up.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have been a hot and cold Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 26-29-2.
Toronto covers 37.9% of the time away from home, having gone 11-18-0 straight up.
Important Colorado Rockies Betting Trends
Colorado covers 57.1% of the time at Coors Field, going 16-12-0 SU.
The Rockies have been a very good Over option for over/under baseball wagerers, having gone 31-23-2.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
6/1/2019 Rowdy Tellez DH Hamstring Probable for Jun 1
5/31/2019 David Phelps RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
5/31/2019 Aaron Sanchez SP Finger Expected to be out until at least Jun 2
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
5/26/2019 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
5/31/2019 Harrison Musgrave RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 13
5/27/2019 Charlie Blackmon RF Calf Expected to be out until at least Jun 4
5/22/2019 Wade Davis RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Jun 6
5/22/2019 Tyler Anderson SP Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 21-36 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 3-5 record with an earned run average of 3.75 and a WHIP of 1.52 this season. He has 56 strikeouts over his 60 innings pitched and he's given up 58 hits. He's allowed 8.7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.58. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.23 and they have given up 207 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .235 against the bullpen and they've struck out 241 hitters and walked 96 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 17th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 489 base hits and 252 earned runs. They have allowed 77 home runs this season, ranking them 12th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 218 batters and struck out 485. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.40 and their FIP as a unit is 4.64.
As a team Toronto is hitting .221, good for 29th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .380 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .287, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.4 hits per game. Randal Grichuk is hitting .230 with an on-base percentage of .292. He has 49 hits this season in 213 at bats with 21 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .408 and an OPS+ of 88. Freddy Galvis is hitting .257 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .296. He has totaled 52 hits and he has driven in 23 men in 202 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .436. The Blue Jays have 419 hits, including 88 doubles and 68 home runs. Toronto has walked 166 times so far this season and they have struck out 529 times as a unit. They have left 335 men on base and have a team OPS of .667. They score 3.82 runs per contest and have scored a total of 218 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Colorado has a 29-27 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 5.81, Antonio Senzatela has a 3-4 record and a 1.65 WHIP. He has 29 strikeouts over the 48 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 59 hits. He's allowing 11.1 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.75. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 190 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .243 against the Rockies bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 183 batters and walked 88 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 5.11. The Rockies pitchers as a team have surrendered 533 base knocks and 289 earned runs this season. They have given up 83 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Colorado as a staff has walked 198 hitters and struck out 459 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 4.72.
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 4th in the league. The Rockies hold a .462 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .328, which is good for 14th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.3 hits per contest. Nolan Arenado comes into this matchup batting .344 with an OBP of .395. He has 77 hits this year along with 50 RBI in 224 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .634 with an OPS+ of 149. Trevor Story is hitting .294 this season and he has an OBP of .362. He has collected 67 hits in 228 at bats while driving in 42 runs. He has an OPS+ of 124 and a slugging percentage of .561. The Rockies as a unit have 523 base hits, including 124 doubles and 75 homers. Colorado has walked 179 times this year and they have struck out on 535 occasions. They have had 367 men left on base and have an OPS of .790. They have scored 5.5 runs per game and totaled 308 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Rockies MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Rockies -156
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