Detroit Tigers vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2021
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+210) Toronto (-286)
Hyun Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays (63-56, 4th in AL East) play the Detroit Tigers (58-65, 3rd in AL Central) at Rogers Centre on Saturday. The Blue Jays open this game at -286 while the Tigers are coming in at +210. The over/under is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Wily Peralta and Hyun Jin Ryu.
The Tigers have hit 167 doubles as a team and have hit 139 baseballs out of the park. Detroit is slugging .400 and have been called out on strikes 1,171 times, while drawing a walk on 381 occasions. As a team, the Detroit Tigers are putting up 4.4 runs per game, which has them at 18th in the league. They have 523 RBI's and 977 base knocks over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is .241. They have accumulated 541 runs and have an on-base percentage of .309.
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Tigers pitchers have allowed 162 home runs and 604 total runs (25th in baseball). They have walked 423 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.70 as a unit on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.30 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.38. The Tigers have an earned run average of 4.55 this year (20th in MLB), and they have struck out 971 hitters.
The Tigers have sent 432 relievers to the hill on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 191 runners on the campaign with 35.6% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have compiled 29 saves for the year and have not converted 16 of their 45 save opportunities. The Tigers relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 64.4% and has stepped onto the mound in 110 save situations. The bullpen are sitting with 61 holds for the season (15th in baseball). Tigers relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 120 times in addition to having 118 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tigers have turned 69.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 9,621 innings, which has them sitting 19th in baseball. The Detroit Tigers have accumulated 3,207 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 1,107 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which ranks 19th in professional baseball, and they have turned 883 double plays.
Peralta has taken the hill for 835 innings and is sitting with 607 strikeouts so far in his career. Peralta (53-58 career mark) has a FIP of 4.56 and he has gone up against 3,616 hitters in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.46 (414 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.445. He has allowed 886 base knocks (9.5 hits per nine innings) with 321 walks.
The Blue Jays hold a team slugging percentage of .459 and they average 5.17 runs per game (4th in MLB). They have 208 doubles, while taking a walk 357 times as well as recording 615 runs. Toronto has recorded 183 home runs this season to go along with 591 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 927 instances (29th in the league) and have tallied 1,062 hits. The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting with an OBP of .328 in addition to a team batting average of .265 over the course of the season.
The Blue Jays have a WHIP of 1.264 and have a FIP of 4.27 as a team so far this season. They are currently ranked 9th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 927. The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 497 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.98 (453 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.88 (1,057 strikeouts vs 367 walks). They have conceded 153 dingers and they yield 4.37 runs per 9 innings (11th in baseball).
Sitting with 83 save situations, the Blue Jays have 46 holds in addition to 14 blown saves. Toronto has had bullpen pitchers step onto the mound in 34 save opportunities and they have tallied 20 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 113 times in high leverage situations and on 132 occasions with runners on base. Toronto relievers have an inherited score rate of 29.4% out of their 194 inherited base runners. They rank 20th in baseball holding a save rate of 58.8%, and they have sent 404 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the season.
Out of their 9,219 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have a defensive efficiency of 69.8% (13th in professional baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 89 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in MLB). The Blue Jays have recorded 1,029 assists, 71 errors and have a tally of 3,073 putouts for the season.
So far in his MLB career, Ryu has conceded 885 base knocks while he has totaled 843 punch outs in 940 innings. Ryu (70-41 career mark) has earned a 3.06 ERA and has surrendered 8.5 hits per nine innings. He has allowed a total of 320 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.163 and having a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.03 and he has gone up against 3,845 opposing hitters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-286)
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