Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 8/19/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jays (-130) Orioles (+120)
Oriole Park is the venue where Renato Nunez and the Baltimore Orioles (12-10, 3rd in AL East) will take on the Toronto Blue Jays (8-11, 4th in AL East) on Wednesday. The Blue Jays open this contest at -130 while the Orioles are priced at +120. The total opens at 10. The pitchers taking the mound are Tanner Roark and Tommy Milone.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
8/17/2020 Anthony Bass RP Back Probable for Aug 18
8/17/2020 Derek Fisher RF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 18
8/17/2020 Rowdy Tellez DH Head Probable for Aug 18
8/17/2020 Bo Bichette SS Knee Expected to be out until at least Sep 10
8/16/2020 Yennsy Diaz RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 26
8/7/2020 Trent Thornton SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 31
8/4/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Aug 24
7/28/2020 Ken Giles RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
8/17/2020 Jose Iglesias SS Quadriceps Probable for Aug 18
8/15/2020 Austin Hays CF Ribs Expected to be out until at least Aug 25
8/9/2020 Kohl Stewart SP Opt Out Out for the season
8/8/2020 Hunter Harvey RP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Aug 29
7/14/2020 Richie Martin SS Wrist Out for the season
6/28/2020 Trey Mancini RF Abdomen Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 8-11 overall record this season. Roark has pitched in 1,112 frames and has earned 900 strikeouts so far in his career. His ERA is 3.73 (461 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.241. He has conceded 1,057 hits (8.6 hits per nine innings) and has 323 walks. Roark (75-65 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.10 and he has faced 4,635 batters in the major leagues. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.47 and they have given up 65 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .180 against the bullpen and they've struck out 98 hitters and walked 46 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.1 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 7th in the league in team earned run average at 3.89. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 133 base hits and 73 earned runs. They have allowed 23 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 85 batters and struck out 175. They have walked 4.5 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.29 and their FIP as a unit is 4.34.
As a team Toronto is hitting .242, good for 15th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .438 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 11th in MLB with 8.4 hits per game. Randal Grichuk is hitting .327 with an on-base percentage of .393. He has 18 hits this season in 55 at bats with 8 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .509 and an OPS+ of 143. Cavan Biggio is hitting .234 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .330. He has totaled 18 hits and he has driven in 12 men in 77 at bats. His OPS+ is 120 while his slugging percentage is at .494. The Blue Jays have 159 hits, including 25 doubles and 34 home runs. Toronto has walked 55 times so far this season and they have struck out 161 times as a unit. They have left 124 men on base and have a team OPS of .739. They score 4.26 runs per contest and have scored a total of 81 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Milone (51-49 career record) holds a 4.46 earned run average and has given up 9.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.10 and he has faced 3,813 batters in his pro baseball career. In his pro baseball career, Milone has given up 961 hits while he has earned 666 punchouts in 892 innings pitched. He has given up a total of 442 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.318 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.38 and they have given up 85 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .204 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 105 batters and walked 40 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 19th in the league in team earned run average at 4.69. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 181 base knocks and 101 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 65 hitters and struck out 181 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.27 while their FIP as a staff is 4.30.
As a team, they are batting .259, good for 5th in the league. The Orioles hold a .455 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .325, which is good for 9th in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 8.9 hits per contest. Renato Nunez comes into this matchup batting .304 with an OBP of .382. He has 24 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 79 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .570 with an OPS+ of 157. Anthony Santander is hitting .281 this season and he has an OBP of .319. He has collected 25 hits in 89 at bats while driving in 22 runs. He has an OPS+ of 152 and a slugging percentage of .629. The Orioles as a unit have 195 base hits, including 47 doubles and 32 homers. Baltimore has walked 66 times this year and they have struck out on 176 occasions. They have had 141 men left on base and have an OPS of .779. They have scored 5.18 runs per game and totaled 114 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays (-130)
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