Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 6/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+210) Toronto (-286)
Hyun Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays (38-35, 4th in AL East) play the Baltimore Orioles (23-52, 5th in AL East) at Sahlen Field on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have the Orioles priced at +210 and the Blue Jays are at -286. The O/U has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound are Keegan Akin and Hyun Jin Ryu.
Baltimore has a slugging rate of .392 and have been called out on strikes 660 times, while drawing a walk on 202 occasions. They have amassed 284 runs batted in and 583 hits so far this year, while their average at the plate comes in at .235. The Orioles have hit 122 doubles as a team and have knocked 84 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 294 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .298. As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are notching 3.9 runs/g, which has them sitting at 26th in baseball.
The Orioles have an ERA of 5.41 so far this season (30th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 647 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 252 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.77 as a squad this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.57 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.43. Orioles pitchers have given up 116 home runs and 408 runs (29th in the league).
The Orioles have sent 252 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 145 base runners for the year with 41.4% of those runners crossed the plate. They have recorded 11 saves on the campaign and have blown 12 out of their 23 chances to save the game. The Orioles relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 47.8% and has entered the game in 57 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 33 holds on the campaign (17th in the league). Orioles bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 94 times in addition to having 76 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Baltimore Orioles have amassed 1,935 putouts on the year, in addition to 603 assists and 39 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which ranks 8th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 522 double plays. The Orioles have transformed 67.7% of balls in play into outs out of 5,805 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 28th in the majors.
Akin has taken the hill for 59 innings and has totaled 67 punch outs thus far in his career. Akin (1-5 career mark) has a FIP of 3.93 while he has gone up against 265 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His ERA is 5.61 (37 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.517. He has surrendered 66 base hits (10.0 hits per nine innings) and has 24 free passes.
The Blue Jays have a team slugging percentage of .445 and they are recording 5.00 runs per game (5th in baseball). They have recorded 118 two-baggers, while walking 222 times and recording 365 runs. Toronto has accumulated 109 home runs for the season to go along with 346 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 609 occasions (25th in baseball) and have 649 base hits. The Toronto Blue Jays have accounted for a team OBP of .325 and a batting average of .261 for the year.
The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.260 in addition to having a FIP of 4.39 as a pitching staff for the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.90 (667 strikeouts against 230 free passes). They rank 15th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 568. They have relinquished 102 dingers and they relinquish 4.41 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB). The Toronto pitching staff have surrendered 310 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.98 (280 earned runs given up).
Sitting with 60 save situations, the Blue Jays have accumulated 34 holds and also 9 blown saves. Toronto has had relief pitchers enter the game in 23 save opportunities and they have walked away with 14 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 83 times in high leverage situations and on 82 occasions with runners on base. Toronto bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.2% out of 115 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 17th in the league with a save percentage of 60.9%, and they have dispatched 249 relievers onto the field over the course of the season.
In their 5,703 innings on the field, the Blue Jays have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.9% (15th in professional baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 61 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (20th in baseball). The Blue Jays have recorded 671 assists, 45 errors and have accumulated 1,901 putouts on the campaign.
Ryu (65-39 mark in his career) has a 2.98 ERA and has allowed 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.07 and he has gone up against 3,633 opposing hitters during his career. He has allowed 295 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.156 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. In his career, Ryu has allowed 831 hits while he has tallied 806 K's in 890 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baltimore (+210)
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