Cleveland Indians vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/2/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Monday, August 2, 2021
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+241) Toronto (-270)
Robbie Ray and the Toronto Blue Jays (53-48, 4th in AL East) host the Cleveland Indians (51-50, 2nd in AL Central) at Rogers Centre on Monday. The line on this contest has the Indians coming in at +241 and the Blue Jays are at -270. The O/U is set at 9.5. The starting pitchers are Zach Plesac and Robbie Ray.
As a unit, the Cleveland Indians are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which is 17th in MLB. They have accounted for 440 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .298. The Indians have accumulated 146 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 129 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accumulated 421 RBI's in addition to 760 hits for the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .231. Cleveland has a slugging % of .402 and have been rung up 863 times, while taking a walk on 281 occasions.
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Indians pitchers have conceded 139 home runs and 469 runs in total (15th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 352 hitters and their FIP is 4.44 as a team over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.63 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.32. The Indians have compiled a team earned run average of 4.55 this year (21st in MLB), and their staff has rung up 924 batters.
The Indians relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 69.2% and has come into the game in 89 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 132 runners so far this season and 32.6% of them ended up scoring. Indians bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 91 times in addition to having 105 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have dispatched 340 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relief pitchers are sitting with 48 holds this year (20th in baseball). They have accumulated 27 saves on the season and have blown 12 out of their 39 chances to get a save.
The Indians have turned 69.6% of balls in play into outs out of 7,875 innings, which has them ranked 16th in pro baseball. The Cleveland Indians have 2,625 putouts so far this season, as well as 866 assists and 56 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which has them sitting 16th in MLB, and have a total of 702 double plays.
Plesac has thrown 251 innings and has accumulated 197 punch outs so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.62 (101 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.090. He has given up 212 base knocks (7.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 62 free passes. Plesac (18-11 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.57 while he has gone up against 1,009 batters in the majors.
The Toronto Blue Jays have accumulated a team on-base percentage of .328 in addition to a team batting average of .265 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 809 instances (29th in MLB) and have totaled 908 hits. Toronto is sitting with 157 home runs this year to go along with 500 RBIs. The Blue Jays hold a slugging percentage of .458 and they are recording 5.18 runs per game (2nd in MLB). They have put up 174 doubles, while walking 300 times and scoring 523 runs.
The Toronto pitching staff have conceded 420 runs on the season while having an ERA of 3.95 (383 earned runs relinquished). They have allowed 136 dingers and they relinquish 4.33 runs per 9 innings (12th in baseball). The Blue Jays have a WHIP of 1.255 and have a FIP of 4.29 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.95 (916 strikeouts vs 311 free passes). They are sitting at 9th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 784.
Toronto bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 24.6% out of their 167 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 94 times in high leverage situations and also on 116 occasions with base runners. With 76 save situations, the Blue Jays have recorded 43 holds and also 12 blown saves. They rank 16th in the league holding a save percentage of 60.0%, and they have sent 345 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the campaign. Toronto has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 30 save opportunities and they have come away with 18 saves.
In their 7,854 innings played, the Blue Jays have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (12th in professional baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 75 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .982 (25th in pro baseball). The Blue Jays have accrued 885 assists, 63 errors and are sitting with 2,618 putouts on the season.
Thus far in his career, Ray has allowed 861 base hits while he has totaled 1,192 punch outs in 960 innings. Ray (58-56 career record) holds a 4.11 earned run average while giving up 8.1 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 439 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.345 and a FIP of 4.1. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.77 and he has faced 4,125 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+241)
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