Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Monday, August 30, 2021
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+220) Toronto (-303)
Robbie Ray and the Toronto Blue Jays (67-61, 4th in AL East) play the Baltimore Orioles (40-88, 5th in AL East) at Rogers Centre on Monday. The Orioles open this matchup at +220 while the Blue Jays are priced at -303. The total is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Chris Ellis and Robbie Ray.
Baltimore is slugging .405 and have been called out on strikes 1,122 times, while drawing a walk on 347 occasions. They have accrued 502 RBI's as well as 1,028 hits so far this year, while their team batting average sits at .240. The Orioles have compiled 221 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 154 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 523 runs scored and hold an OBP of .302. As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are earning 4.1 runs/g, which has them sitting at 26th in baseball.
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The Orioles have compiled a team ERA of 5.81 on the year (30th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,028 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.27 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.49. Orioles pitchers have surrendered 195 home runs and also 750 total runs (30th in MLB). They have walked 452 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.98 as a squad this season.
Orioles bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 163 times and also have had 116 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 45 holds so far this season (29th in the league). The Orioles relief pitchers have a save percentage of 50.0% and has come into the game in 82 save situations. They have compiled 18 saves this season and have blown 18 of their 36 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 265 base runners this season with 40.8% of them crossed home plate. The Orioles have dispatched 437 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Baltimore Orioles have amassed 3,319 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,055 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .986 which ranks 8th in the majors, and they have turned 881 double plays. The Orioles have converted 67.7% of balls in play into outs in their 9,957 innings on the field, which ranks them 29th in baseball.
Ellis has taken the mound for 8 innings and is sitting with 10 strikeouts in his career. Ellis (1-0 record in his career) has a FIP of 3.43 while he has faced 34 batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.38 (3 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.375. He has surrendered 9 base hits (10.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 2 free passes.
Toronto has accumulated 190 HRs for the year to go along with 614 runs batted in. They have recorded 217 doubles, while walking 379 times as well as putting up 640 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .326 and a batting average of .263 so far this year. The Blue Jays hold a team slugging percentage of .450 and they are scoring 5.00 runs per game (5th in the league). They have struck out on 994 instances (29th in MLB) and have accounted for 1,134 hits.
The Blue Jays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.249 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.15 as a pitching staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.02 (1,145 strikeouts vs 379 free passes). They come in at 10th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,005. They have relinquished 160 home runs and they relinquish 4.28 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Toronto pitching staff have surrendered 527 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 3.89 (479 earned runs given up).
Toronto has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 39 save chances and they have tallied 23 saves. They rank 21st in the league holding a save percentage of 59.0%, and they have sent 434 relievers onto the field on the season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 132 times in high leverage situations and on 142 occasions with runners on. Toronto bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.9% of 204 inherited runners. With 90 save situations, the Blue Jays have accrued 48 holds in addition to 16 blown saves.
The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 97 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in baseball). The Blue Jays have recorded 1,108 assists, 75 errors and have earned 3,325 putouts during this campaign. In their 9,975 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (15th in pro baseball).
Ray (58-56 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.03 earned run average while giving up 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.82 and he has gone up against 4,254 hitters thus far in his career. He has given up 445 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.329 and a FIP of 4.0. In his MLB career, Ray has given up 884 base hits while totaling 1,234 strikeouts in 994 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore (+220)
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