Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 6/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-135) Toronto (+110)
Sahlen Field is the venue where Ross Stripling and the Toronto Blue Jays (29-25, 4th in AL East) will take on the Houston Astros (31-25, 2nd in AL West) on Saturday. The Blue Jays open this matchup at +110 while the Astros are priced at -135. The O/U opens at 10.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Jose Urquidy and Ross Stripling.
The Astros have earned 105 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 62 balls out of the stadium. Houston has a slugging rate of .421 and have been called out on strikes 391 times, while taking a walk on 192 occasions. As a squad, the Houston Astros are knocking in 5.2 runs per outing, which is 2nd in MLB. They have accounted for 274 runs batted in and 508 hits for the year, and their batting average comes in at .264. They have earned 292 runs scored and have an OBP of .335.
The Astros have a team earned run average of 3.81 for the season (11th in the league), and the staff has struck out 510 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 191 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.20 as a unit so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.67 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.20. Astros pitchers have surrendered 70 home runs in addition to 234 runs (15th in baseball).
The Astros relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 52.4% and has come into the game in 49 save situations. The relievers have inherited 85 base runners so far this year and 40.0% of them crossed home plate. Astros relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 54 times and also have had 61 appearances in high leverage situations. The Astros have dispatched 178 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relievers have a total of 27 holds for the year (14th in MLB). They have recorded 11 saves this season and have not converted 10 of their 21 save opportunities.
The Houston Astros have earned a total of 1,511 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 470 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .990 which has them ranked 3rd in the majors, and have accumulated 415 double plays. The Astros have transformed 72.6% of balls hit into play into outs in their 4,533 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 2nd in baseball.
Urquidy has taken the mound for 121 frames and has totaled 99 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 3.26 (44 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.030. He has given up 100 hits (7.4 hits per 9 innings) and has had 25 walks. Urquidy (7-4 career win-loss record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.93 while he has gone up against 482 batters in the majors.
Toronto has a total of 81 home runs on the season and 257 RBIs. They have notched 83 two-baggers, while getting a free base 163 times and putting up 272 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have tallied an OBP of .325 and a team batting average of .259 so far this season. The Blue Jays have a team slugging percentage of .444 and they average 5.04 runs per game (3rd in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 451 occasions (25th in the league) and have totaled 475 hits.
The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.261 in addition to having a FIP of 4.23 as a squad so far this year. They are sitting at 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 418. The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 225 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.87 (201 earned runs relinquished). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.88 (492 strikeouts vs 171 free passes). They have yielded 70 homers and they relinquish 4.34 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league).
Toronto has had relievers enter the contest in 18 save opportunities and they have walked away with 11 saves. They sit at 17th in baseball holding a save percentage of 61.1%, and they have dispatched 185 relievers onto the field for the year. Their relievers have taken the field 66 times in high leverage situations in addition to 62 occasions with runners on. Toronto relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.6% of 86 inherited base runners. Sitting with 50 save situations, the Blue Jays have amassed 30 holds and 7 blown saves.
In 4,206 innings on the field, the Blue Jays hold a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (16th in baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 51 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (9th in baseball). The Blue Jays have 499 assists, 30 errors and have accounted for 1,402 putouts so far this year.
Stripling (24-30 career record) has earned a 3.88 earned run average while surrendering 8.9 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.80 and he has gone up against 1,976 batters during his pro baseball career. He has allowed 204 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.242 and a FIP of 4.0. So far in his MLB career, Stripling has allowed 468 base hits and he has 456 strikeouts in 473 innings pitched.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston (-135) and over 10.5 runs
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