Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/30/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Sunday, August 30, 2020
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Orioles (+145) Blue Jays (-160)
Sahlen Field is the venue where Vladimir Guerrero Jr and the Toronto Blue Jays (16-14, 3rd in AL East) will play the Baltimore Orioles (14-17, 4th in AL East) on Sunday. The Orioles open this game at +145 while the Blue Jays are priced at -160. The total is set at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Tommy Milone and Tanner Roark.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/28/2020 Hunter Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/25/2020 Austin Hays CF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/25/2020 Wade LeBlanc SP Elbow Out for the season
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
8/29/2020 Jordan Romano RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 8
8/28/2020 Bo Bichette SS Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
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
8/24/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
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
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 14-17 overall record this season. Milone (51-51 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.64 and he has faced 3,862 opposing hitters in the majors. His ERA is 4.45 (447 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.315. He has surrendered 972 hits (9.7 hits per 9 innings) with 216 walks. Milone has taken the mound for 903 frames and has earned 679 K's in his pro baseball career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.16 and they have given up 117 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .191 against the bullpen and they've struck out 152 hitters and walked 65 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 18th in the league in team earned run average at 4.73. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 256 base hits and 145 earned runs. They have allowed 46 home runs this season, ranking them 6th in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 100 batters and struck out 257. They have walked 3.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.75.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .259, good for 6th in the league. The Orioles hold a .440 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .323, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 8.9 hits per game. Rio Ruiz is hitting .191 with an on-base percentage of .270. He has 17 hits this season in 89 at bats with 16 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .427 and an OPS+ of 87. Renato Nunez is hitting .282 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .341. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 18 men in 117 at bats. His OPS+ is 131 while his slugging percentage is at .521. The Orioles have 276 hits, including 59 doubles and 43 home runs. Baltimore has walked 93 times so far this season and they have struck out 268 times as a unit. They have left 206 men on base and have a team OPS of .763. They score 4.77 runs per contest and have scored a total of 148 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Roark (76-65 record in his career) is the owner of a 3.73 ERA while giving up 8.6 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.77 and he has faced 4,681 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. During his MLB career, Roark has conceded 1,072 hits while he has accumulated 907 strikeouts in 1,122 frames. He has given up a total of 465 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.247 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.26 and they have given up 108 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .183 against the Blue Jays bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 153 batters and walked 73 opposing hitters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.7 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 9th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Blue Jays pitchers as a team have surrendered 229 base knocks and 115 earned runs this season. They have given up 33 home runs this year, which ranks 27th in Major League Baseball. Toronto as a staff has walked 124 hitters and struck out 271 batters. They give up a walk 4.2 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.33 while their FIP as a staff is 4.18.
As a team, they are batting .250, good for 11th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .456 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .316, which is good for 23rd in baseball. They rank 9th in MLB with 8.6 hits per contest. Vladimir Guerrero Jr comes into this matchup batting .263 with an OBP of .339. He has 30 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 114 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .482 with an OPS+ of 118. Randal Grichuk is hitting .311 this season and he has an OBP of .348. He has collected 33 hits in 106 at bats while driving in 23 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .613. The Blue Jays as a unit have 258 base hits, including 46 doubles and 54 homers. Toronto has walked 98 times this year and they have struck out on 253 occasions. They have had 196 men left on base and have an OPS of .772. They have scored 4.8 runs per game and totaled 144 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Blue Jays MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles (+145)
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