Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 6/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-107) Toronto (-103)
Sahlen Field is the venue where Steven Matz and the Toronto Blue Jays (30-26, 3rd in AL East) will play the Houston Astros (32-26, 2nd in AL West) on Sunday. The Astros open this game at -107 while the Blue Jays are coming in at -103. The O/U opens at 10. The pitchers who are expected to start are Luis Garcia and Steven Matz.
The Astros have hit 109 doubles as a team and have knocked 66 balls out of the park. Houston is slugging .428 and have struck out 397 times, while drawing a walk on 196 occasions. As a squad, the Houston Astros are putting up 5.4 runs per contest, which ranks them 2nd in MLB. They have recorded 287 runs batted in and 524 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average sits at .267. They have accumulated 305 runs scored and have an OBP of .337.
Astros pitchers have given up 71 home runs in addition to 235 runs in total (14th in the league). They have walked 192 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.20 as a squad for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.67 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.19. The Astros are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.76 so far this year (11th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 513 hitters.
Astros bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 54 times and also have had 61 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have earned 27 holds over the course of the season (15th in MLB). The Astros relievers have recorded a save percentage of 52.4% and has come into the game in 49 save situations. They have accumulated 11 saves this year and have not converted 10 of their 21 save opportunities. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 85 runners on the campaign and 40.0% of those players crossed the plate. The Astros have dispatched 178 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Houston Astros have earned a total of 1,538 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 480 assists and 21 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .990 which has them sitting 2nd in professional baseball, and they have turned 421 double plays. The Astros have converted 72.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 4,614 innings, which has them sitting at 1st in MLB.
Garcia has pitched in 65 innings and has earned 69 K's so far in his career. Garcia (4-4 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.02 and he has gone up against 262 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 2.89 (21 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.010. He has surrendered 44 base knocks (6.1 hits per nine innings) and has 22 walks.
The Toronto Blue Jays have a team on-base percentage of .323 in addition to a batting average of .258 so far this season. They have struck out on 454 occasions (27th in baseball) and have earned 481 hits. Toronto has 82 HRs for the season to go along with 258 runs batted in. The Blue Jays hold a slugging percentage of .441 and they score 4.96 runs per game (4th in the league). They have tallied 83 doubles, while taking a walk 164 times as well as notching 273 runs.
The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.279 and have a FIP of 4.32 as a staff on the season. They come in at 13th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 434. The Toronto pitching staff have relinquished 238 runs on the season while having an ERA of 4.03 (213 earned runs conceded). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.85 (498 strikeouts vs 175 bases on balls). They have yielded 74 homers and they allow 4.50 runs per 9 innings (16th in MLB).
Toronto has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the contest in 18 save chances and they have recorded 11 saves. They are currently ranked 16th in baseball with a save percentage of 61.1%, and they have sent 188 relievers onto the field on the campaign. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 65 times in high leverage situations and on 63 occasions with runners on. Toronto relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 32.2% of 87 inherited runners. With 50 save situations, the Blue Jays have compiled 30 holds in addition to 7 blown saves.
The Toronto Blue Jays have twisted 52 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (14th in pro baseball). The Blue Jays have racked up 506 assists, 32 errors and are sitting with 1,429 putouts for the year. Out of their 4,287 innings played, the Blue Jays have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.4% (17th in MLB).
So far in his MLB career, Matz has allowed 646 base knocks while he has tallied 616 K's in 639 frames. He has allowed 308 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.315 and having a FIP of 4.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.16 and he has gone up against 2,735 opposing batters thus far in his career. Matz (37-43 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.34 ERA and has surrendered 9.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (-103)
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