Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Predictions, MLB Picks, Betting Tips 8/17/2020
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jays (-127) Orioles (+117)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr and the Toronto Blue Jays (7-9, 4th in AL East) head to Oriole Park on Monday where they'll take on the Baltimore Orioles (12-8, 2nd in AL East). The Blue Jays open this matchup at -127 while the Orioles are coming in at +117. The total opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Hyun Jin Ryu and Alex Cobb.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
8/16/2020 Yennsy Diaz RP Lat Expected to be out until at least Aug 16
8/14/2020 Derek Fisher RF Quadriceps Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
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
8/15/2020 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
8/4/2020 Dillon Tate RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Aug 17
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 7-9 overall record this season. Ryu has thrown 761 frames and has tallied 689 punchouts in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.00 (254 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.166. He has conceded 714 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 173 walks. Ryu (55-34 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 3.41 and he has gone up against 3,111 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.59 and they have given up 52 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .172 against the bullpen and they've struck out 83 hitters and walked 37 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 6.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.3 batters per nine innings. They are 11th in the league in team earned run average at 4.03. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 108 base hits and 64 earned runs. They have allowed 19 home runs this season, ranking them 26th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 75 batters and struck out 147. They have walked 4.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.3 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.28 and their FIP as a unit is 4.40.
As a team Toronto is hitting .236, good for 20th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .436 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .301, which is good for 26th in baseball. They rank 13th in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Vladimir Guerrero Jr is hitting .242 with an on-base percentage of .309. He has 15 hits this season in 62 at bats with 5 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .403 and an OPS+ of 90. Rowdy Tellez is hitting .227 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .300. He has totaled 10 hits and he has driven in 9 men in 44 at bats. His OPS+ is 110 while his slugging percentage is at .500. The Blue Jays have 131 hits, including 22 doubles and 29 home runs. Toronto has walked 51 times so far this season and they have struck out 138 times as a unit. They have left 107 men on base and have a team OPS of .737. They score 4.19 runs per contest and have scored a total of 67 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cobb (54-53 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.83 ERA and has surrendered 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has a SO/W ratio of 2.71 and he has gone up against 3,703 batters in his MLB career. In his career, Cobb has surrendered 854 base knocks and he has 697 strikeouts in 884 innings. He has conceded a total of 376 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.257 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.1. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.50 and they have given up 80 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .217 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 93 batters and walked 33 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 8.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 20th in the league in team earned run average at 4.6. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 165 base knocks and 90 earned runs this season. They have given up 25 home runs this year, which ranks 14th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 56 hitters and struck out 165 batters. They give up a walk 2.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.4 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.26 while their FIP as a staff is 4.27.
As a team, they are batting .266, good for 2nd in the league. The Orioles hold a .466 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .334, which is good for 6th in baseball. They rank 2nd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Hanser Alberto comes into this matchup batting .345 with an OBP of .370. He has 30 hits this year along with 12 RBI in 87 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .540 with an OPS+ of 148. Pedro Severino is hitting .304 this season and he has an OBP of .371. He has collected 17 hits in 56 at bats while driving in 15 runs. He has an OPS+ of 156 and a slugging percentage of .571. The Orioles as a unit have 183 base hits, including 46 doubles and 29 homers. Baltimore has walked 64 times this year and they have struck out on 155 occasions. They have had 134 men left on base and have an OPS of .800. They have scored 5.35 runs per game and totaled 107 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Blue Jays (-127)
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