Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/31/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+235) Toronto (-323)
Keegan Akin and the Baltimore Orioles (40-89, 5th in AL East) travel to Rogers Centre on Tuesday where they'll meet the Toronto Blue Jays (68-61, 4th in AL East). The odds on this matchup have the Orioles coming in at +235 and the Blue Jays are at -323. The total opens at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Keegan Akin and Hyun Jin Ryu.
Baltimore has a slugging percentage of .406 and have struck out 1,133 times, while taking a walk on 351 occasions. They have tallied 510 runs batted in and 1,041 hits so far this season, while their team batting average is at .241. The Orioles have accumulated 221 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 157 balls out of the park. They have earned a total of 531 runs while holding a team OBP of .303. As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are scoring 4.1 runs per contest, which has them at 26th in baseball.
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Orioles pitchers have yielded 199 home runs and 762 runs in total (30th in baseball). They have walked 456 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 5.00 as a unit over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.27 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.49. The Orioles are sitting with a team ERA of 5.86 on the season (30th in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,035 hitters.
Orioles pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 163 times and also have had 116 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have accumulated 45 holds so far this year (29th in baseball). The Orioles relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 82 save situations. They have earned 18 saves on the year and have blown 18 of their 36 chances to get a save. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 265 base runners on the year with 40.8% of those players ended up scoring. The Orioles have dispatched 441 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Orioles have converted 67.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 10,038 innings, which has them sitting at 29th in the majors. The Baltimore Orioles have accumulated 3,346 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,066 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which is 8th in pro baseball, and have a total of 887 double plays.
Akin has taken the ball for 96 innings and is sitting with 98 K's during his pro baseball career. Akin (2-10 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.57 and he has gone up against 441 batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 6.54 (70 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.630. He has surrendered 118 base hits (11.0 hits per nine innings) with 39 walks.
The Toronto Blue Jays hold an OBP of .326 as well as a team batting average of .263 so far this year. They have been rung up on 1,000 occasions (29th in the league) and have tallied 1,144 base hits. Toronto is sitting with 192 home runs this season as well as 616 RBIs. The Blue Jays have a team SLG% of .450 and they score 4.98 runs per contest (6th in baseball). They have put up 217 doubles, while taking a walk 385 times as well as notching 642 runs.
The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.246 in addition to having a FIP of 4.12 as a unit on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.05 (1,157 strikeouts vs 379 free passes). They sit at 10th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,013. They have allowed 160 home runs and they surrender 4.25 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league). The Toronto pitching staff have surrendered 528 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.86 (479 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 92 save situations, the Blue Jays have earned 49 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. Toronto has had relievers step onto the mound in 40 save chances and they have converted 24 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 134 times in high leverage situations and also on 143 occasions with runners on. Toronto relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 29.8% out of 205 inherited base runners. They rank 19th in the league holding a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 436 relievers to the mound for the year.
Out of their 10,056 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have a defensive efficiency of 69.5% (17th in baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 98 double plays and have a fielding rate of .983 (23rd in MLB). The Blue Jays have recorded 1,117 assists, 77 errors and have accounted for 3,352 putouts during this campaign.
So far in his career, Ryu has given up 897 base knocks and he has 852 strikeouts in 951 innings. Ryu (71-42 career record) has a 3.09 ERA while allowing 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 327 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.165 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.04 and he has gone up against 3,888 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-323)
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