Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 6/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-111) Toronto (-111)
Hyun Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays (29-25, 4th in AL East) host the Houston Astros (31-24, 2nd in AL West) at Sahlen Field on Friday. The Astros open this contest at -111 while the Blue Jays are priced at -111. The over/under opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Zack Greinke and Hyun Jin Ryu.
Houston has a slugging rate of .422 and have been called out on strikes 385 times, while drawing a walk on 191 occasions. They have earned 273 RBI's as well as 501 hits this year, and their batting average sits at .265. The Astros have accumulated 104 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 61 balls out of the park. They have tallied 291 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .336. As a squad, the Houston Astros are putting up 5.3 runs/g, which has them at 2nd in MLB.
The Astros hold a team earned run average of 3.79 on the campaign (11th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 498 batters. They have walked 184 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.20 as a squad on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.71 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.19. Astros pitchers have conceded 69 long balls in addition to 229 total runs (14th in baseball).
The Astros have dispatched 174 relievers to the mound this year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 85 base runners on the year and 40.0% of those players crossed home plate. They have 11 saves so far this year and have not converted 10 of 21 chances to get a save. The Astros relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 52.4% and has come into the game in 49 save situations. The relief pitchers are sitting with 27 holds over the course of the season (14th in the league). Astros relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 54 times and also have had 61 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Astros have transformed 72.7% of balls in play into outs in their 4,452 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 1st in the majors. The Houston Astros have 1,484 putouts so far this season, as well as 461 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding rate is at .989 which puts them in 3rd in MLB, and have a total of 407 double plays.
Greinke has taken the hill for 3,012 frames and is sitting with 2,746 strikeouts thus far in his career. Greinke (213-128 career record) has a FIP of 3.38 while he has gone up against 12,296 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.38 (1,130 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.157. He has allowed 2,796 base knocks (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 691 free passes.
Toronto has accumulated 81 long balls this season to go along with 257 runs batted in. They have put up 83 doubles, while getting a free base 163 times as well as scoring 272 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have recorded an OBP of .325 in addition to a batting average of .259 on the year. The Blue Jays hold a team slugging percentage of .444 and they score 5.04 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have been rung up on 451 instances (25th in the league) and have a total of 475 hits.
The Toronto pitching staff have surrendered 225 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.87 (201 earned runs conceded). They have given up 70 dingers and they concede 4.34 runs per 9 innings (14th in baseball). The Blue Jays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.261 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.23 as a pitching staff on the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.88 (492 strikeouts vs 171 free passes). They come in at 13th in MLB as a staff in total hits surrendered with 418.
With 50 save situations, the Blue Jays have accumulated 30 holds in addition to 7 blown saves. Toronto has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 18 save chances and they have recorded 11 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 66 times in high leverage situations and on 62 occasions with base runners. Toronto bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.6% out of their 86 inherited runners. They sit at 15th in the league with a save percentage of 61.1%, and they have sent 185 relievers to the hill so far this year.
In 4,206 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays hold a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (15th in the majors). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 51 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (10th in baseball). The Blue Jays have accrued 499 assists, 30 errors and are sitting with 1,402 putouts over the course of the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Ryu has given up 811 base knocks while he has tallied 795 strikeouts in 865 frames. Ryu (64-37 career record) holds a 2.93 ERA while surrendering 8.4 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 282 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.155 and having a FIP of 3.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.21 and he has gone up against 3,533 opposing batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-111)
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