Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 4/9/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Angels vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Friday, April 9, 2021
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Los Angeles (+100) Toronto (-147)
T.J. Zeuch and the Toronto Blue Jays (3-3, 4th in AL East) play the Los Angeles Angels (4-2, 2nd in AL West) at TD Ballpark on Friday. The Blue Jays open this matchup at -147 while the Angels are coming in at +100. The total is set at 9.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Andrew Heaney and T.J. Zeuch.
Los Angeles has a slugging percentage of .421 and have been called out on strikes 47 times, while drawing a walk on 22 occasions. They have compiled 30 runs batted in in addition to 50 base knocks for the year, while their team batting average is at .254. The Angels have recorded 2 doubles as a team and have smacked 9 balls out of the stadium. They have earned a total of 33 runs scored and have an OBP of .332. As a squad, the Los Angeles Angels are scoring 5.5 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 8th in the league.
The Angels hold a team earned run average of 4.83 on the year (21st in the league), and the staff has rung up 67 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.91 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.39. Angels pitchers have given up 8 home runs and also 32 runs in total (10th in baseball). They have walked 23 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.08 as a squad for the season.
The Angels relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 66.7% and has come into the game in 4 save situations. The relievers have inherited 13 runners for the season with 30.8% of those runners earned a run for their team. Angels relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base in 10 contests and also 8 contests with high leverage. The Angels have sent 22 relievers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have recorded 1 hold this season (24th in MLB). They have tallied 2 saves so far this season and have not converted 1 out of their 3 save opportunities.
Heaney (24-30 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 4.36 and he has faced 2,143 batters in the majors. He has conceded 497 hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) and has 140 walks. His ERA is 4.54 (256 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.255. Heaney has taken the mound for 507 frames and has accumulated 504 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
Toronto has accumulated 9 home runs so far this season to go along with 17 runs batted in. They have hit 4 doubles, while walking 13 times and putting up 20 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have earned an on-base percentage of .279 and a batting average of .214 on the year. The Blue Jays have a team slugging percentage of .368 and they tally 3.33 runs per game (24th in MLB). They have been rung up on 58 occasions (17th in baseball) and have accounted for 43 base hits.
The Toronto pitching staff have conceded 19 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.12 (18 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 7 long balls and they allow 3.29 runs per 9 innings (6th in MLB). The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.212 in addition to having a FIP of 3.96 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.35 (57 strikeouts against 17 walks). They are sitting at 16th in the league as a staff in total hits surrendered with 46.
Toronto relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.0% of 10 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field in 11 games with high leverage and also 7 outings with runners on. With 2 save opportunities, the Blue Jays have earned 2 holds in addition to 0 blown saves. They have dispatched 23 relief pitchers to the mound for the season. Toronto has called on relievers to enter the contest in 5 save situations and they have tallied 2 saves.
In his career, Zeuch has given up 34 base knocks while he has earned 24 strikeouts in 38 innings pitched. He has allowed a total of 14 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.316 and a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 1.50 and he has faced 161 opposing batters in his pro baseball career. Zeuch (2-2 career win-loss record) has a 3.32 ERA while surrendering 8.1 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+100)
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