Toronto Blue Jays at Oakland Athletics Expert MLB Picks 4/21/2019
Sunday, April 21, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Aaron Sanchez vs. Brett Anderson
The Toronto Blue Jays visit Oakland Coliseum on Sunday, April 21, 2019 to play the Oakland Athletics. The probable starters are Aaron Sanchez for the Blue Jays and Brett Anderson for the Athletics.
The opening line for this matchup has Toronto at +150 and Oakland at -160. The Blue Jays have a 8-13-0 over/under record and a 11-10-0 run line mark. The Athletics are 12-10-0 against the run line and have a 11-11-0 over/under record.
Valuable Toronto Blue Jays Betting Trends
The Toronto Blue Jays are 8-13-0 against the over/under
The Toronto Blue Jays are 11-10-0 against the run line
Important Oakland Athletics Betting Trends
The Oakland Athletics are 11-11-0 against the over/under
The Oakland Athletics are 12-10-0 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)
03/25/19 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 9-12 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Aaron Sanchez has a 2-1 record with an earned run average of 2.86 and a WHIP of 1.36 this season. He has 21 strikeouts over his 22 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 7 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 4.39. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.74 and they have given up 55 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .200 against the bullpen and they've struck out 89 hitters and walked 30 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.5 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.42. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 151 base hits and 71 earned runs. They have allowed 21 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 78 batters and struck out 198. They have walked 3.8 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.5 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.23 and their FIP as a unit is 3.81.
As a team Toronto is hitting .217, good for 24th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .360 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .289, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 27th in MLB with 7.0 hits per game. Freddy Galvis is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .329. He has 24 hits this season in 79 at bats with 11 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .544 and an OPS+ of 137. Teoscar Hernandez is hitting .239 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .325. He has totaled 16 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 67 at bats. His OPS+ is 98 while his slugging percentage is at .388. The Blue Jays have 148 hits, including 34 doubles and 20 home runs. Toronto has walked 62 times so far this season and they have struck out 209 times as a unit. They have left 115 men on base and have a team OPS of .649. They score 3.81 runs per contest and have scored a total of 80 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Oakland has a 11-11 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 2.63, Brett Anderson has a 3-0 record and a 1.21 WHIP. He has 14 strikeouts over the 24 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 20 hits. He's allowing 7.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 3.82. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.95 and they have given up 67 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .220 against the Athletics bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 83 batters and walked 36 opposing hitters. As a team, Oakland allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.48. The Athletics pitchers as a team have surrendered 170 base knocks and 98 earned runs this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year, which ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. Oakland as a staff has walked 76 hitters and struck out 160 batters. They give up a walk 3.5 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.3 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.25 while their FIP as a staff is 4.45.
As a team, they are batting .248, good for 15th in the league. The Athletics hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .314, which is good for 19th in baseball. They rank 15th in MLB with 8.4 hits per contest. Khris Davis comes into this matchup batting .247 with an OBP of .291. He has 20 hits this year along with 20 RBI in 81 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .630 with an OPS+ of 147. Marcus Semien is hitting .325 this season and he has an OBP of .400. He has collected 27 hits in 83 at bats while driving in 10 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .506. The Athletics as a unit have 185 base hits, including 31 doubles and 37 homers. Oakland has walked 63 times this year and they have struck out on 151 occasions. They have had 138 men left on base and have an OPS of .754. They have scored 4.77 runs per game and totaled 105 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Athletics MLB game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Athletics -160
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