Toronto Blue Jays vs Miami Marlins Prediction, 9/1/2020 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Miami Marlins
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Location: Marlins Park in Miami, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jays (-142) Marlins (+131)
Brian Anderson and the Miami Marlins (14-15, 2nd in NL East) host the Toronto Blue Jays (18-14, 3rd in AL East) at Marlins Park on Tuesday. The Blue Jays open this contest at -142 while the Marlins are priced at +131. The over/under opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers are Anthony Kay and Elieser Hernandez.
Key Toronto Blue Jays Injuries
8/31/2020 Elvis Luciano RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 11
8/31/2020 Jordan Romano RP Finger Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
8/30/2020 Matt Shoemaker SP Lat Expected to be out until at least Sep 20
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 Ken Giles RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Sep 7
Key Miami Marlins Injuries
8/30/2020 Nick Neidert RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/30/2020 Pat Venditte RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 2
8/30/2020 Jesus Aguilar 1B Back Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/28/2020 Ryne Stanek RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/28/2020 Brian Moran RP Kneecap Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/28/2020 Jeff Brigham RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/28/2020 Sean Rodriguez 3B Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/28/2020 Logan Forsythe 2B Oblique Out for the season
8/26/2020 Magneuris Sierra CF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/25/2020 Caleb Smith SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/24/2020 Jose Urena SP Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/24/2020 Harold Ramirez RF Not Injury Related Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/24/2020 Stephen Tarpley RP Oblique Expected to be out until at least Sep 16
8/23/2020 Francisco Cervelli C Concussion Expected to be out until at least Sep 4
8/22/2020 Jordan Holloway RP Undisclosed Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
8/18/2020 Mike Morin RP Elbow Out for the season
7/23/2020 Drew Steckenrider RP Triceps Expected to be out until at least Sep 1
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Blue Jays have a 18-14 overall record this season. Kay has taken the mound for 29 innings and has racked up 26 punchouts in his career. His earned run average is 4.33 (14 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.340. He has given up 26 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 13 walks. Kay (3-0 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 3.30 and he has gone up against 126 hitters in the majors. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.17 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .183 against the bullpen and they've struck out 159 hitters and walked 74 batters. As a team, Toronto allows 7.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.1 batters per nine innings. They are 8th in the league in team earned run average at 3.77. The Blue Jays pitchers collectively have given up 246 base hits and 119 earned runs. They have allowed 35 home runs this season, ranking them 28th in the league. Toronto as a pitching staff has walked 130 batters and struck out 286. They have walked 4.1 men per 9 innings while striking out 9.1 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.32 and their FIP as a unit is 4.16.
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As a team Toronto is hitting .250, good for 13th in the league. The Blue Jays hold a .447 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .319, which is good for 20th in baseball. They rank 10th in MLB with 8.6 hits per game. Rowdy Tellez is hitting .235 with an on-base percentage of .300. He has 19 hits this season in 81 at bats with 18 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .494 and an OPS+ of 109. Cavan Biggio is hitting .270 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .390. He has totaled 33 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 122 at bats. His OPS+ is 132 while his slugging percentage is at .475. The Blue Jays have 274 hits, including 49 doubles and 54 home runs. Toronto has walked 108 times so far this season and they have struck out 268 times as a unit. They have left 213 men on base and have a team OPS of .766. They score 4.84 runs per contest and have scored a total of 155 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Miami has a 14-15 overall mark this year. So far in his career, Hernandez has surrendered 163 base knocks while tallying 162 K's in 171 innings pitched. He has allowed 92 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.285 and a FIP of 5.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.84 and he has gone up against 734 batters in his pro baseball career. Hernandez (6-12 career record) is the owner of a 4.84 earned run average while conceding 8.6 hits per 9 innings. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.99 and they have given up 113 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .215 against the Marlins bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 87 batters and walked 63 opposing hitters. As a team, Miami allows 8.8 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 14th in the league in team earned run average at 4.38. The Marlins pitchers as a team have surrendered 240 base knocks and 119 earned runs this season. They have given up 44 home runs this year, which ranks 15th in Major League Baseball. Miami as a staff has walked 111 hitters and struck out 215 batters. They give up a walk 4.1 times per 9 innings while they strike out 7.9 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.44 while their FIP as a staff is 5.26.
As a team, they are batting .238, good for 19th in the league. The Marlins hold a .365 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .315, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.6 hits per contest. Brian Anderson comes into this matchup batting .221 with an OBP of .333. He has 21 hits this year along with 18 RBI in 95 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .400 with an OPS+ of 101. Corey Dickerson is hitting .247 this season and he has an OBP of .307. He has collected 23 hits in 93 at bats while driving in 9 runs. He has an OPS+ of 93 and a slugging percentage of .398. The Marlins as a unit have 221 base hits, including 37 doubles and 25 homers. Miami has walked 95 times this year and they have struck out on 267 occasions. They have had 184 men left on base and have an OPS of .680. They have scored 4.24 runs per game and totaled 123 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jays/Marlins MLB game against the spread?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take the Marlins (+131) and over 9.5 runs
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