Blue Jays at Diamondbacks - 7/19/16 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Toronto Blue Jays (52-42) at Arizona Diamondbacks (40-53)
MLB Baseball: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 9:40 pm (Chase Field)
A Sanchez (9-1) (3.04) vs. Zack Godley (2-0) (5.28)
The Line: Arizona Diamondbacks / Toronto Blue Jays --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Toronto Blue Jays and Arizona Diamondbacks begin a two-game series Tuesday night.
The Toronto Blue Jays look to keep rolling after winning 11 of their last 16 games. The Blue Jays have scored 16 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 11 of their last 12 games. The Toronto Blue Jays offense continues to produce, and they’ve won 11 of their last 13 games when scoring more than three runs. Josh Donaldson leads Toronto with 105 hits, Kevin Pillar has 36 RBI and Edwin Encarnacion has 24 home runs. Aaron Sanchez gets the nod, and he’s 9-1 with a 2.97 ERA and 103 strikeouts this season. This will be Sanchez’s first career game against the Diamondbacks.
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The Arizona Diamondbacks could use a win after losing 11 of their last 15 games. The Diamondbacks have allowed 19 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in 19 of their last 20 games. The Arizona Diamondbacks have an ERA of 4.79 and have lost 13 of their last 16 games when allowing more than three runs. Offensively, Jean Segura leads Arizona with 112 hits, Paul Goldschmidt has 61 RBI and Jake Lamb has 21 home runs. Zack Godley takes the hill, and he’s 2-0 with a 5.28 ERA and 10 strikeouts this season. This will be Godley’s second career game against the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays are 1-4 in their last 5 games following an off day and 10-4 in Sanchezs last 14 starts. The Diamondbacks are 1-5 in their last 6 games following an off day and 4-0 in Godleys last 4 starts. The under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Toronto Blue Jays are one of the top offensive teams in the league and the Diamondbacks continue to get rocked on a nightly basis. You'd be a fool to pick against the Blue Jays in this spot.