Toronto Blue Jays at Oakland Athletics Expert MLB Picks 4/20/2019
Saturday, April 20, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Matt Shoemaker vs. Mike Fiers
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Oakland Coliseum on Saturday, April 20, 2019 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Matt Shoemaker for the Blue Jays and Mike Fiers for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +131 and Oakland at -141. The Blue Jays have a 7-12-0 over/under record and a 9-10-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 12-9-0 against the run line and have a 11-10-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 7-12-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 9-10-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 11-10-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 12-9-0 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 Oakland Athletics Injuries
04/17/19 P Marco Estrada Back 10-day IL (04/17)
03/27/19 P Chris Bassitt Leg 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 C Chris Herrmann Knee 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Jharel Cotton Arm 60-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 1B Matt Olson Hand 10-day IL (03/27)
03/25/19 LF Nick Martini Knee 10-day IL (03/17)
03/25/19 P Sean Manaea Shoulder 60-day IL (03/25)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 7-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker has a 3-0 record with an earned run average of 1.75 and a WHIP of 0.86 this season. He has 23 strikeouts over his 25.2 innings pitched and he's given up 13 hits. He's allowed 4.6 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.89 and they have given up 53 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .206 against the bullpen and they've struck out 82 hitters and walked 30 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.7 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 137 base hits and 66 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 73 batters and struck out 181. They have walked 3.9 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.7 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.25 and their FIP as a unit is 3.88.
As a team Toronto is hitting .215, good for 24th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .348 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .291, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 25th in MLB with 6.9 hits per game. Teoscar Hernandez is hitting .250 with an on-base percentage of .333. He has 15 hits this season in 60 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .367 and an OPS+ of 97. Freddy Galvis is hitting .338 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .365. He has totaled 24 hits and he has driven in 11 men in 71 at bats. His OPS+ is 165 while his slugging percentage is at .606. The Blue Jays have 132 hits, including 30 doubles and 16 home runs. Toronto has walked 58 times so far this season and they have struck out 193 times as a unit. They have left 109 men on base and have a team OPS of .638. They score 3.58 runs per contest and have scored a total of 68 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 11-10 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 7.06, Mike Fiers has a 2-1 record and a 1.57 WHIP. He has 16 strikeouts over the 21.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 24 hits. He's allowing 10 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 5.69. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.15 and they have given up 66 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .226 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 78 batters and walked 35 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.46. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 163 base knocks and 93 earned runs this season. They have given up 24 home runs this year, which ranks 12th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 73 hitters and struck out 150 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.54.
As a team, they are batting .251, good for 15th in the league. The Athletics hold a .450 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 18th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 8.5 hits per contest. Marcus Semien comes into this matchup batting .316 with an OBP of .396. He has 25 hits this year along with 10 RBI in 79 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .506 with an OPS+ of 152. Khris Davis is hitting .260 this season and he has an OBP of .305. He has collected 20 hits in 77 at bats while driving in 20 runs. He has an OPS+ of 161 and a slugging percentage of .662. The Athletics as a unit have 179 base hits, including 29 doubles and 37 homers. Oakland has walked 61 times this year and they have struck out on 143 occasions. They have had 131 men left on base and have an OPS of .767. They have scored 4.95 runs per game and totaled 104 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -141
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