Miami Marlins vs Toronto Blue Jays Predictions, Odds & Picks (August 11)
- Toronto’s new ace looks to help Blue Jays keep pace
- Miami’s hot start a trend or something more?
- Blue Jays finally get first “home” game in Buffalo
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Marlins vs Blue Jays Odds
|Team||Run Spread||Total||Money Line|
|Miami Marlins||+1 +105||O 8 -110||+150|
|Toronto Blue Jays||-1 -125||U 8 -110||-167|
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Marlins vs Blue Jays Predictions and Picks
The Marlins have played well all season long, pairing pitching with defense. Hyun-Jin Ryu hasn’t looked himself, but eventually, he will get his walks under control and let his offense do the work for him. We think that’s today, so we like
Toronto Blue Jays to win –167
The under is 5-0 in Toronto’s last five games.
Toronto is 2-6 straight up in its last eight games.
Toronto is 1-5 in its last six games against a right-handed starter.
Miami is 6-2 in their last eight overall.
Miami is 5-2 in their last seven games as an underdog
Under is 6-1-1 in Miami’s last eight games vs. a team with a losing record.
Under is 7-2 in Miami’s last nine road games.
Over is 7-4 in Miami’s last 11 games following a loss.
How to Watch Miami vs Toronto Blue Jays
|Miami Marlins vs Toronto Blue Jays Information|
|What||Miami Marlins vs Toronto Blue Jays|
|Where||Sahlen Field, Buffalo, NY|
|When||Tuesday, August 11, 2020, 6:37 PM EST|
|How to Watch||MLB Network|
Mama Mia Miami
If you had the Marlins starting the 2020 season 7-3 in its first 10 games, raise your hand. Now if any of you have your hand up, put it down, because you’re lying. Nobody saw this start coming from the Marlins – even more remarkable that they had to add 17 (!!) new faces to their active squad in order to resume play after a Covid-19 outbreak inside the team wreaked havoc on the roster.
The Marlins have had an all-around impressive start ranking in the top half in nearly all batting statistics. Their .236 batting average ranks 12th as a team, their .313 OBP is 15th, .408 slugging is 12th and .720 OPS is 13th.
But it isn’t just above average offense propelling the Marlins to wins. The Marlins rank in the top 10 in many pitching categories including their 3.58 team ERA (8th), .215 opponent batting average against (8th), and walks issued (5th).
Hyun-Jin Ryu – Where Are You
The Toronto Blue Jays thought they were getting a true ace when they signed Hyun-Jin Ryu to a four-year, $80 million contract in the offseason.
Ryu, who had spent the past six years with the Dodgers and accumulated a career 2.98 ERA, was the MLB’s ERA leader in 2019 at 2.32 in 182.2 innings. He earned his first career All-star appearance, finished second in Cy Young voting, and received MVP consideration, coming in 19th in the NL. That comes one year after he recorded a career-best 1.97 ERA.
However, so far, he hasn’t been that same guy for Toronto. Ryu is 1-1 in three starts this year, sporting a 5.14 ERA and 1.500 WHIP.
What’s more concerning, is his lack of control. Ryu led the majors with just 1.2 walks per nine innings last year. Through three starts, he’s averaging 4.5 per game, having walked seven batters in 14 innings.
Buffalo Blue Jays
The Blue Jays have played 13 games so far this year and not a single one at home. Technically they won’t get to play any of their 60-game seasons at home in Toronto — due to Covid-19 restrictions they’ve found a new temporary home in Buffalo, but they haven’t even played there yet.
That all changes today against the Marlins and it will be interesting to see if that sparks the Blue Jays in some way. There is plenty of young talent on this team. Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Cavan Biggio the potential is there. Add in Travis Shaw and they also have the pedigree – each of these four infielders are the son of former MLB players
But for all the young talent on the team, it’s Teoscar Hernandez who led the way offensively. The outfielder leads the team in every major offensive category including batting average (.300), home runs (4), RBIs (7), OBP (.321), slugging percentage (.620), OPS (.941), hits (15) and extra-base hits (8).
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Tony writes about baseball for WSN.com after recently graduating with his Masters from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Prior to that, Tony was a local sports reporter for MLive Media Group, based out of Jackson, Michigan where he covered everything from high school to professional sports. He graduated from Michigan State in 2015 with a degree in journalism. During his time there he covered the Michigan State football and men’s basketball teams from 2013-15 and hosted a sports radio show on WDBM 89FM.