Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins MLB Picks 4/17/2019
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Trent Thornton vs. Jake Odorizzi
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Target Field on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 to play the Minnesota Twins. The probable starters are Trent Thornton for the Blue Jays and Jake Odorizzi for the Twins.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +125 and Minnesota at -135. The Blue Jays have a 6-11-0 over/under record and a 8-9-0 run line mark. The Twins are 6-7-0 against the run line and have a 7-6-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 6-11-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 8-9-0 against the run line
Important Minnesota Twins Betting Trends
The Minnesota Twins are 7-6-0 against the over/under
The Minnesota Twins are 6-7-0 against the run line
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
04/16/19 P Ryan Borucki Elbow 60-day IL (03/25)
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)
03/25/19 2B Devon Travis Knee 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Minnesota Twins Injuries
04/16/19 1B C.J. Cron Rest is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Toronto Blue Jays
04/16/19 2B Jonathan Schoop Rest is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Toronto Blue Jays
04/16/19 DH Nelson Cruz Rest is downgraded to not expected to be in the starting lineup Tuesday vs Toronto Blue Jays
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 6-11 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Trent Thornton has a 0-1 record with an earned run average of 4.61 and a WHIP of 1.24 this season. He has 18 strikeouts over his 13.2 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He's allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.19. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.14 and they have given up 48 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the bullpen and they've struck out 78 hitters and walked 27 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.38. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 122 base hits and 57 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 63 batters and struck out 169. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 10 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.22 and their FIP as a unit is 3.71.
As a team Toronto is hitting .210, good for 25th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .358 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .286, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 26th in MLB with 6.8 hits per game. Teoscar Hernandez is hitting .245 with an on-base percentage of .328. He has 13 hits this season in 53 at bats with 9 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .377 and an OPS+ of 95. Freddy Galvis is hitting .339 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .369. He has totaled 21 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 62 at bats. His OPS+ is 173 while his slugging percentage is at .645. The Blue Jays have 115 hits, including 29 doubles and 16 home runs. Toronto has walked 51 times so far this season and they have struck out 175 times as a unit. They have left 96 men on base and have a team OPS of .644. They score 3.59 runs per contest and have scored a total of 61 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Minnesota has a 8-5 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 6.35, Jake Odorizzi has a 0-2 record and a 1.15 WHIP. He has 15 strikeouts over the 11.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 4 hits. He's allowing 3.2 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.02. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.09 and they have given up 45 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .250 against the Twins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 49 batters and walked 31 opposing hitters. As a team, Minnesota allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings. They are 12th in the league in team earned run average at 4.3. The Twins pitchers as a team have surrendered 98 base knocks and 55 earned runs this season. They have given up 13 home runs this year, which ranks 28th in Major League Baseball. Minnesota as a staff has walked 54 hitters and struck out 120 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.32 while their FIP as a staff is 3.98.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 5th in the league. The Twins hold a .470 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .340, which is good for 11th in baseball. They rank 8th in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Jorge Polanco comes into this matchup batting .420 with an OBP of .464. He has 21 hits this year along with 4 RBI in 50 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .720 with an OPS+ of 215. Max Kepler is hitting .269 this season and he has an OBP of .321. He has collected 14 hits in 52 at bats while driving in 8 runs. He has an OPS+ of 114 and a slugging percentage of .481. The Twins as a unit have 119 base hits, including 29 doubles and 17 homers. Minnesota has walked 39 times this year and they have struck out on 97 occasions. They have had 83 men left on base and have an OPS of .811. They have scored 5.23 runs per game and totaled 68 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Twins MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays +125
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