Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 4/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (-116) Toronto (-125)
TD Ballpark is the venue where Steven Matz and the Toronto Blue Jays (3-4, 4th in AL East) will play the Los Angeles Angels (5-2, 2nd in AL West) on Saturday. The Blue Jays open this contest at -125 while the Angels are coming in at -116. The over/under has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Jose Quintana and Steven Matz.
As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are notching 5.7 runs per game, which has them at 7th in baseball. They have earned a total of 40 runs scored while having a team OBP of .327. The Angels have recorded 6 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 10 baseballs out of the stadium. They have amassed 37 RBI's in addition to 61 hits for the season, and their batting average comes in at .254. Los Angeles has a slugging rate of .421 and have struck out 58 times, while taking a walk on 25 occasions.
The Angels hold a team ERA of 4.71 this year (21st in the league), and their staff has rung up 81 batters. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.12 and their pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.31. Angels pitchers have relinquished 10 home runs and 37 runs in total (8th in the league). They have walked 26 batters and their FIP sits at 4.02 as a squad on the season.
Angels relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 12 times and also have had 13 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 1 hold this year (24th in MLB). The Angels relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 75.0% and has come into the game in 5 save situations. They have accumulated 3 saves for the season and have not converted 1 of their 4 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 13 base runners on the season and 30.8% of them earned a run for their team. The Angels have dispatched 28 relievers to the hill for the year.
Quintana has taken the ball for 1,498 innings and has earned 1,315 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.74 (623 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.268. He has surrendered 1,475 base hits (8.9 hits per nine innings) and has 425 walks. Quintana (83-77 record in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.64 while he has faced 6,263 opposing hitters in the majors.
The Blue Jays hold a slugging percentage of .367 and they score 3.57 runs per outing (22nd in MLB). They have recorded 5 doubles, while getting a free base 16 times as well as putting up 25 runs. Toronto has tallied 11 home runs this year to go along with 22 RBIs. They have struck out on 72 instances (8th in MLB) and have 50 hits. The Toronto Blue Jays hold an on-base percentage of .272 in addition to a batting average of .208 on the year.
The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.222 in addition to having a FIP of 3.81 as a staff for the year. They have a ranking of 12th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 57. The Toronto pitching staff have surrendered 26 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.43 (24 earned runs allowed). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.40 (68 strikeouts vs 20 free passes). They have surrendered 8 HR's and they give up 3.71 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball).
Toronto has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 3 save opportunities and they have come away with 2 saves. They are ranked 13th in MLB with a save rate of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 29 relief pitchers onto the diamond so far this season. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 16 times in high leverage situations and also on 10 occasions with base runners. Toronto bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 46.0% out of 13 inherited base runners. Sitting with 6 save situations, the Blue Jays have accumulated 2 holds and 1 blown save.
Thus far in his career, Matz has allowed 587 hits while earning 561 strikeouts in 586 frames. He has allowed a total of 281 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.311 and a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.10 and he has faced 2,504 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Matz (32-41 career mark) is the owner of a 4.32 ERA and has surrendered 9.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-125)
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