Toronto Blue Jays at Houston Astros MLB Picks 6/14/2019
Friday, June 14, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Gerrit Cole
Michael Brantley and the Houston Astros (46-23, 1st in AL West) host the Toronto Blue Jays (24-43, 4th in AL East) at Minute Maid Park on Friday, June 14, 2019. The Astros open this game at -240 while the Blue Jays are coming in at +220. The total is set at 8.
The Blue Jays have been bad for MLB wagerers, having gone 24-43-0 SU. Houston is covering 66.7% of the time, going 46-23-0 straight up. The Astros have been very good for wagerers as favorites, going 45-22-0 SU. Toronto has gone 16-32-0 straight up as an underdog, so they are covering 33.3% of the time.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Blue Jays have been a pretty good Under bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 30-35-2.
The Blue Jays are covering 36.4% of the time on the road, having gone 12-21-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
The Astros are covering 71.4% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 25-10-0 SU.
The Astros have been a bad Over bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 29-38-2.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
6/12/2019 Ken Giles RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
6/12/2019 Clay Buchholz SP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
6/11/2019 Jacob Waguespack RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/5/2019 Ryan Borucki RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
6/4/2019 Dalton Pompey CF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jul 12
5/31/2019 David Phelps RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
5/29/2019 Ryan Tepera RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 10
5/19/2019 Devon Travis 2B Knee Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
5/15/2019 Matt Shoemaker SP Knee Out for the season
Key Houston Astros Injuries
6/13/2019 Josh James RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Jun 14
6/12/2019 Aledmys Diaz 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/10/2019 Max Stassi C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/10/2019 Carlos Correa SS Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jul 7
6/9/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
6/5/2019 Jose Altuve 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/4/2019 Collin McHugh SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
5/25/2019 George Springer RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
5/15/2019 Joe Smith RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 24-43 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 3-7 record with an earned run average of 4.25 and a WHIP of 1.54 this season. He has 61 strikeouts over his 72 innings pitched and he's given up 71 hits. He's allowed 8.9 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.85. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.13 and they have given up 241 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .234 against the bullpen and they've struck out 280 hitters and walked 117 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.61. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 580 base hits and 304 earned runs. They have allowed 93 home runs this season, ranking them 13th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 262 batters and struck out 552. They have walked 4 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.42 and their FIP as a unit is 4.78.
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 .286, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .236 with an on-base percentage of .270. He has 56 hits this season in 237 at bats with 25 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .401 and an OPS+ of 80. Randal Grichuk is hitting .221 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .280. He has totaled 56 hits and he has driven in 26 men in 253 at bats. His OPS+ is 85 while his slugging percentage is at .411. The Blue Jays have 487 hits, including 101 doubles and 80 home runs. Toronto has walked 197 times so far this season and they have struck out 612 times as a unit. They have left 400 men on base and have a team OPS of .663. They score 3.76 runs per contest and have scored a total of 252 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 46-23 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.72, Gerrit Cole has a 5-5 record and a 1.00 WHIP. He has 130 strikeouts over the 84.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 65 hits. He's allowing 6.9 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.12. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.45 and they have given up 174 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .208 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 247 batters and walked 83 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 7 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.1 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 484 base knocks and 244 earned runs this season. They have given up 99 home runs this year, which ranks 6th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 188 hitters and struck out 699 batters. They give up a walk 2.7 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.08 while their FIP as a staff is 3.97.Related: What Happens to My Bet if My Parlay Has a Canceled Game?
As a team, they are batting .265, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .469 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 3rd in baseball. They rank 6th in MLB with 9.0 hits per contest. Michael Brantley comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .371. He has 81 hits this year along with 39 RBI in 256 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .516 with an OPS+ of 136. Alex Bregman is hitting .271 this season and he has an OBP of .398. He has collected 65 hits in 240 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 150 and a slugging percentage of .538. The Astros as a unit have 621 base hits, including 124 doubles and 110 homers. Houston has walked 260 times this year and they have struck out on 474 occasions. They have had 474 men left on base and have an OPS of .809. They have scored 5.14 runs per game and totaled 355 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +220
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