Toronto Blue Jays vs Atlanta Braves Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/5/2020
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jays (+130) Braves (-140)
Marcell Ozuna and the Atlanta Braves (7-4, 2nd in NL East) play the Toronto Blue Jays (3-4, 3rd in AL East) at Truist Park on Wednesday. The Blue Jays open this game at +130 while the Braves are coming in at -140. The O/U opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Hyun Jin Ryu and Sean Newcomb.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
8/2/2020 Chase Anderson SP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/31/2020 Derek Fisher RF Undisclosed Probable for Aug 4
7/30/2020 Yennsy Diaz RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 15
7/30/2020 Hector Perez SP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 5
7/30/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 4
7/28/2020 Ken Giles RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key Atlanta Braves Injuries
8/4/2020 Mike Soroka SP Achilles Out for the season
8/2/2020 Will Smith RP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Aug 7
7/23/2020 Cole Hamels SP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
7/21/2020 Phil Pfeifer RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
7/21/2020 Jacob Webb RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
6/26/2020 Jeremy Walker RP Shoulder Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 3-4 overall record this season. Ryu (54-34 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 3.41 while going up against 3,071 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 3.04 (253 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.172. He has allowed 711 base knocks (8.5 hits per nine innings) and has 168 free passes. Ryu has taken the hill for 750 innings and has accumulated 674 punchouts in his MLB career. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.41 and they have given up 22 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .167 against the bullpen and they've struck out 31 hitters and walked 18 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.6 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.29. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 51 base hits and 23 earned runs. They have allowed 3 home runs this season, ranking them 30th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 30 batters and struck out 60. They have walked 4.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.6 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 3.23.
As a team Toronto is hitting .234, good for 15th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .403 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .285, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.3 hits per game. Cavan Biggio is hitting .200 with an on-base percentage of .250. He has 6 hits this season in 30 at bats with 4 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .400 and an OPS+ of 84. Vladimir Guerrero Jr is hitting .172 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .200. He has totaled 5 hits and he has driven in 1 men in 29 at bats. His OPS+ is 36 while his slugging percentage is at .276. The Blue Jays have 58 hits, including 7 doubles and 11 home runs. Toronto has walked 19 times so far this season and they have struck out 63 times as a unit. They have left 50 men on base and have a team OPS of .688. They score 3.57 runs per contest and have scored a total of 25 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Atlanta has a 7-4 overall mark this year. During his pro baseball career, Newcomb has conceded 307 base hits and he has 338 K's in 339 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 150 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.406 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.3. His SO/W ratio is 1.99 and he has faced 1,482 hitters so far in his MLB career. Newcomb (22-21 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.98 ERA and has surrendered 8.1 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.20 and they have given up 49 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .230 against the Braves bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 58 batters and walked 14 opposing hitters. As a team, Atlanta allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.2 batters per nine innings. They are 15th in the league in team earned run average at 4.18. The Braves pitchers as a team have surrendered 90 base knocks and 45 earned runs this season. They have given up 10 home runs this year, which ranks 21st in Major League Baseball. Atlanta as a staff has walked 41 hitters and struck out 99 batters. They give up a walk 3.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.35 while their FIP as a staff is 3.83.
As a team, they are batting .236, good for 14th in the league. The Braves hold a .410 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 16th in baseball. They rank 14th in MLB with 7.9 hits per contest. Marcell Ozuna comes into this matchup batting .324 with an OBP of .444. He has 12 hits this year along with 6 RBI in 37 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .649 with an OPS+ of 194. Dansby Swanson is hitting .333 this season and he has an OBP of .364. He has collected 14 hits in 42 at bats while driving in 11 runs. He has an OPS+ of 145 and a slugging percentage of .548. The Braves as a unit have 87 base hits, including 25 doubles and 13 homers. Atlanta has walked 38 times this year and they have struck out on 127 occasions. They have had 69 men left on base and have an OPS of .725. They have scored 5.36 runs per game and totaled 59 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Braves MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Blue Jays (+130)
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