Atlanta Braves vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 5/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Atlanta Braves vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Sunday, May 2, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
Trent Thornton and the Toronto Blue Jays (11-12, 3rd in AL East) play the Atlanta Braves (12-13, 1st in NL East) at TD Ballpark on Sunday.
Atlanta has a slugging rate of .432 and have been rung up 217 times, while being walked on 95 occasions. They have accounted for 112 RBI's and 187 hits on the campaign, and their average at the plate comes in at .233. The Braves have tallied 42 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 37 baseballs out of the park. They have earned a total of 117 runs and have an OBP of .325. As a squad, the Atlanta Braves are notching 4.7 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 8th in baseball.
The Braves have a team earned run average of 4.66 so far this year (25th in MLB), and they have struck out 237 hitters. They have walked 91 opposing players and their FIP is 4.35 as a squad for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.60 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.36. Braves pitchers have surrendered 33 long balls and 119 runs (23rd in the league).
Braves bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 19 times in addition to having 41 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 18 holds this year (4th in MLB). The Braves relievers have a save percentage of 66.7% and has come into the game in 28 save situations. They have compiled 6 saves on the campaign and have not converted 3 out of their 9 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 31 runners this season with 22.6% of those players earned a run for their team. The Braves have dispatched 88 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Braves have converted 69.1% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 1,932 innings, which has them sitting at 22nd in professional baseball. The Atlanta Braves have 644 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 217 assists and 9 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .990 which is 4th in baseball, and have 178 double plays.
Anderson has taken the ball for 61 innings and has totaled 72 K's during his MLB career. His ERA is 2.20 (15 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.092. He has surrendered 41 hits (6.0 hits per 9 innings) with 26 walks. Anderson (5-2 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.01 and he has faced 255 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
Toronto has hit 29 home runs over the course of the season and 87 runs batted in. They have 23 two-baggers, while taking a walk 69 times as well as recording 94 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays hold an on-base percentage of .298 and a batting average of .226 on the year. The Blue Jays have a slugging percentage of .375 and they are scoring 4.09 runs per contest (18th in baseball). They have been rung up on 202 occasions (23rd in MLB) and have totaled 171 hits.
The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.196 in addition to having a FIP of 4.10 as a team on the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.03 (194 strikeouts against 64 walks). They are currently ranked 7th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 173. They have relinquished 28 long balls and they relinquish 3.86 runs per 9 innings (7th in the league). The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 85 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.36 (74 earned runs relinquished).
Toronto has had relievers step onto the mound in 7 save opportunities and they have walked away with 6 saves. They are currently ranked 3rd in baseball with a save rate of 85.7%, and they have sent 84 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 34 times in high leverage situations in addition to 28 occasions with runners on base. Toronto relievers hold an inherited score rate of 28.9% of 38 inherited base runners. Sitting with 24 save situations, the Blue Jays have compiled 15 holds and also 1 blown save.
Out of their 1,788 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 70.7% (11th in pro baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have twisted 24 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .982 (23rd in pro baseball). The Blue Jays have 219 assists, 15 errors and have accounted for 596 putouts during this campaign.
So far in his career, Thornton has surrendered 182 hits and he has 163 strikeouts in 172 frames. Thornton (6-9 career mark) has a 4.92 ERA while surrendering 9.5 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 94 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.448 and a FIP of 4.6. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.43 and he has gone up against 758 hitters in his pro baseball career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Atlanta
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