Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 9/1/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+170) Toronto (-222)
Matt Harvey and the Baltimore Orioles (40-89, 5th in AL East) travel to Rogers Centre on Wednesday where they'll take on the Toronto Blue Jays (68-61, 4th in AL East). The Orioles open this game at +170 while the Blue Jays are priced at -222. The O/U opens at 10. The starting pitchers will be Matt Harvey and Steven Matz.
Baltimore has a slugging rate of .405 and have struck out 1,145 times, while being walked on 353 occasions. They have earned 513 RBI's in addition to 1,047 base knocks on the season, while their team batting average sits at .240. The Orioles have hit 221 doubles as a team and have hit 158 balls out of the stadium. They have earned 534 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .303. As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which is 26th in the league.
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The Orioles have a team ERA of 5.87 this year (30th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,038 batters. They have walked 460 hitters and their FIP is 5.02 as a squad over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.26 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.49. Orioles pitchers have relinquished 201 long balls in addition to 769 runs in total (30th in the league).
The Orioles have dispatched 444 relievers to the hill for the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 267 base runners on the year with 40.4% of them crossed home plate. They have compiled 18 saves on the year and have not converted 18 out of their 36 chances to save the game. The Orioles relievers have accumulated a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 82 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 45 holds so far this season (30th in the league). Orioles bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 165 times as well as having 116 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Baltimore Orioles have amassed 3,370 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,076 assists and 61 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .986 which has them ranked 7th in MLB, and have a total of 895 double plays. The Orioles have transformed 67.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,110 innings, which has them sitting at 29th in professional baseball.
Harvey has taken the hill for 958 innings and has 865 punch outs so far in his career. Harvey (50-66 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.95 while going up against 4,060 batters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.40 (468 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.280. He has conceded 954 base hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 272 free passes.
Toronto has hit 194 HRs this year to go along with 623 runs batted in. They have recorded 218 two-baggers, while getting a free base 389 times and putting up 649 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have recorded an OBP of .326 in addition to a team batting average of .262 on the campaign. The Blue Jays hold a team SLG% of .450 and they earn 4.99 runs per game (6th in MLB). They have struck out on 1,003 occasions (29th in the league) and have earned a total of 1,150 hits.
The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.243 in addition to having a FIP of 4.10 as a pitching staff this season. They are sitting at 10th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,019. The Toronto pitching staff have relinquished 531 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.85 (482 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio is 3.07 (1,169 strikeouts vs 381 free passes). They have relinquished 161 home runs and they yield 4.24 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB).
Toronto relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.5% out of 207 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 134 times in high leverage situations in addition to 144 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 93 save situations, the Blue Jays have 49 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. They are ranked 18th in MLB with a save percentage of 61.0%, and they have dispatched 439 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. Toronto has called on relievers to enter the contest in 41 save chances and they have tallied 25 saves.
In 10,137 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (15th in professional baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 99 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .983 (23rd in baseball). The Blue Jays have racked up 1,121 assists, 77 errors and have notched a total of 3,379 putouts on the season.
Matz (41-48 career record) holds a 4.26 ERA while allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings. His K/BB ratio is 3.13 and he has faced 2,989 batters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 330 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.320 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. During his career, Matz has allowed 709 base hits while earning 663 strikeouts in 697 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-222)
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