Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/29/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, August 29, 2020
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+180) Blue Jays (-210)
Sahlen Field is the venue where Randal Grichuk and the Toronto Blue Jays (15-14, 3rd in AL East) will take on the Baltimore Orioles (14-16, 4th in AL East) on Saturday. The Blue Jays open this game at -210 while the Orioles are coming in at +180. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Alex Cobb and Tanner Roark.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/28/2020 Hunter Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 28
8/27/2020 Pedro Severino C Hip Probable for Aug 28
8/25/2020 Wade LeBlanc SP Elbow Out for the season
8/25/2020 Austin Hays CF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/21/2020 Chris Davis 1B Kneecap Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/9/2020 Kohl Stewart SP Opt Out Out for the season
7/14/2020 Richie Martin SS Wrist Out for the season
6/28/2020 Trey Mancini RF Abdomen Out for the season
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
8/27/2020 Trent Thornton SP Elbow Out for the season
8/26/2020 Yennsy Diaz RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/25/2020 Nate Pearson SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/25/2020 Bo Bichette SS Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 5
8/24/2020 Ken Giles RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
8/24/2020 Matt Shoemaker SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 15
8/24/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 14-16 overall record this season. Cobb has taken the mound for 896 frames and is sitting with 702 punchouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.85 (383 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.258. He has given up 868 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) and has 259 walks. Cobb (54-54 win-loss mark in his career) has a FIP of 4.11 and he has faced 3,753 batters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.20 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the bullpen and they've struck out 144 hitters and walked 64 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.3 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.77. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 248 base hits and 141 earned runs. They have allowed 43 home runs this season, ranking them 7th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 98 batters and struck out 246. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.30 and their FIP as a unit is 4.73.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .258, good for 7th in the league. The Orioles hold a .442 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .322, which is good for 15th in baseball. They rank 4th in MLB with 8.8 hits per game. Renato Nunez is hitting .281 with an on-base percentage of .336. He has 32 hits this season in 114 at bats with 17 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .500 and an OPS+ of 125. Rio Ruiz is hitting .193 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .273. He has totaled 17 hits and he has driven in 16 men in 88 at bats. His OPS+ is 89 while his slugging percentage is at .432. The Orioles have 265 hits, including 59 doubles and 42 home runs. Baltimore has walked 91 times so far this season and they have struck out 256 times as a unit. They have left 201 men on base and have a team OPS of .764. They score 4.8 runs per contest and have scored a total of 144 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Roark (76-65 career record) is the owner of a 3.73 earned run average and has allowed 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.77 and he has faced 4,681 opposing hitters in his career. During his career, Roark has surrendered 1,072 base knocks and he has 907 strikeouts in 1,122 innings. He has conceded 465 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.247 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.29 and they have given up 105 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .182 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 148 batters and walked 72 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.93. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 218 base knocks and 112 earned runs this season. They have given up 32 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 122 hitters and struck out 259 batters. They give up a walk 4.3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.1 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.24.
As a team, they are batting .252, good for 8th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .453 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .318, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 7th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Randal Grichuk comes into this matchup batting .307 with an OBP of .346. He has 31 hits this year along with 21 RBI in 101 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .594 with an OPS+ of 147. Vladimir Guerrero Jr is hitting .255 this season and he has an OBP of .333. He has collected 28 hits in 110 at bats while driving in 13 runs. He has an OPS+ of 108 and a slugging percentage of .445. The Blue Jays as a unit have 250 base hits, including 43 doubles and 51 homers. Toronto has walked 96 times this year and they have struck out on 242 occasions. They have had 192 men left on base and have an OPS of .771. They have scored 4.79 runs per game and totaled 139 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+180)
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