Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins MLB Picks 4/16/2019
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Kyle Gibson
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Target Field on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays and Kyle Gibson for the Twins.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +143 and Minnesota at -153. The Blue Jays have a 6-10-0 over/under record and a 7-9-0 run line mark. The Twins are 6-6-0 against the run line and have a 7-5-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 6-10-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 7-9-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 7-5-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 6-6-0 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 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 Minnesota Twins Injuries
03/28/19 P Addison Reed Thumb 10-day IL (03/25)
03/28/19 P Gabriel Moya Heel 10-day IL (03/28)
03/28/19 P Matt Magill Shoulder 10-day IL (03/28)
03/25/19 3B Miguel Sano Heel 10-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 5-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 1-1 record with an earned run average of 1.69 and a WHIP of 1.38 this season. He has 16 strikeouts over his 16 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He's allowed 7.3 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.21. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.35 and they have given up 47 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .209 against the bullpen and they've struck out 74 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 10.2 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.41. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 117 base hits and 54 earned runs. They have allowed 15 home runs this season, ranking them 25th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 59 batters and struck out 161. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10.2 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.69.
As a team Toronto is hitting .203, good for 26th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .347 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .283, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 6.5 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .351 with an on-base percentage of .383. He has 20 hits this season in 57 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .684 and an OPS+ of 188. Randal Grichuk is hitting .193 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .270. He has totaled 11 hits and he has driven in 6 men in 57 at bats. His OPS+ is 88 while his slugging percentage is at .421. The Blue Jays have 104 hits, including 25 doubles and 15 home runs. Toronto has walked 49 times so far this season and they have struck out 166 times as a unit. They have left 90 men on base and have a team OPS of .630. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 56 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 8-4 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.71, Kyle Gibson has a 0-0 record and a 2.04 WHIP. He has 8 strikeouts over the 9.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 14 hits. He's allowing 13.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.22. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.60 and they have given up 41 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .246 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 45 batters and walked 31 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.25. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 87 base knocks and 50 earned runs this season. They have given up 12 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 52 hitters and struck out 111 batters. They give up a walk 4.4 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.31 while their FIP as a staff is 4.06.
As a team, they are batting .279, good for 3rd in the league. The Twins hold a .485 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .347, which is good for 7th in baseball. They rank 5th in MLB with 9.5 hits per contest. Willians Astudillo comes into this matchup batting .348 with an OBP of .385. He has 8 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 23 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .609 with an OPS+ of 165. Nelson Cruz is hitting .320 this season and he has an OBP of .485. He has collected 8 hits in 25 at bats while driving in 6 runs. He has an OPS+ of 175 and a slugging percentage of .520. The Twins as a unit have 114 base hits, including 28 doubles and 16 homers. Minnesota has walked 35 times this year and they have struck out on 89 occasions. They have had 77 men left on base and have an OPS of .833. They have scored 5.42 runs per game and totaled 65 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +143
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