Detroit Tigers vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Sunday, August 22, 2021
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+185) Toronto (-250)
Drew Hutchison and the Detroit Tigers (59-65, 3rd in AL Central) go to Rogers Centre on Sunday where they'll meet the Toronto Blue Jays (63-57, 4th in AL East). The Blue Jays open this game at -250 while the Tigers are priced at +185. The total opens at 10.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Drew Hutchison and Steven Matz.
The Tigers have tallied 168 doubles as a team and have knocked 139 balls out of the stadium. Detroit is slugging .399 and have been called out on strikes 1,186 times, while being walked on 382 occasions. As a squad, the Detroit Tigers are scoring 4.4 runs/g, which puts them at 19th in the league. They have tallied 526 runs batted in in addition to 986 hits on the year, and their batting average comes in at .241. They have tallied 545 runs and have an on-base percentage of .308.
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The Tigers have compiled a team ERA of 4.52 for the season (20th in MLB), and the staff has struck out 979 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 428 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.69 as a team this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.29 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.37. Tigers pitchers have relinquished 163 home runs and also 605 total runs (23rd in MLB).
The Tigers have sent 434 relievers to the mound for the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 191 runners for the season with 35.6% of them earned a run for their team. They have 29 saves on the season and have blown 16 of their 45 save opportunities. The Tigers relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 64.4% and has come into the game in 110 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 61 holds on the season (15th in the league). Tigers relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 120 times and also have had 120 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Tigers have converted 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs in their 9,711 innings, which has them sitting at 19th in professional baseball. The Detroit Tigers have earned 3,237 putouts this season, in addition to 1,120 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .984 which ranks 19th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 886 double plays.
Hutchison has taken the ball for 462 innings and has accounted for 416 strikeouts during his career. Hutchison (32-24 career mark) has earned a FIP of 4.49 while he has gone up against 2,023 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.12 (263 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.416. He has surrendered 494 hits (9.6 hits per nine innings) and has had 160 free passes.
The Toronto Blue Jays have an OBP of .328 and a team batting average of .264 for the season. They have struck out on 935 occasions (29th in baseball) and have recorded 1,067 base hits. Toronto has compiled 184 HRs this season to go along with 592 runs batted in. The Blue Jays have a slugging percentage of .458 and they are recording 5.13 runs per contest (4th in MLB). They have 209 two-baggers, while getting a free base 362 times and notching 616 runs.
The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 501 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 3.97 (456 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 153 dingers and they relinquish 4.36 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB). The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.261 in addition to having a FIP of 4.23 as a unit over the course of the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.91 (1,072 strikeouts vs 368 walks). They come in at 9th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 936.
Toronto has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 34 save opportunities and they have walked away with 20 saves. They sit at 20th in MLB holding a save rate of 58.8%, and they have sent 407 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 116 times in high leverage situations and also on 134 occasions with runners on base. Toronto relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.1% out of their 196 inherited runners. With 83 save situations, the Blue Jays have accrued 46 holds and also 14 blown saves.
The Toronto Blue Jays have twisted 89 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (24th in professional baseball). The Blue Jays have 1,034 assists, 72 errors and have earned 3,103 putouts for the year. In their 9,309 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (14th in MLB).
During his MLB career, Matz has surrendered 700 base hits while tallying 660 strikeouts in 685 innings pitched. He has given up 328 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.330 and a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.11 and he has faced 2,944 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Matz (41-48 mark in his career) has a 4.31 ERA while allowing 9.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-250)
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