Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 9/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+165) Toronto (-233)
Rogers Centre is the site where Hyun Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays (82-64, 3rd in AL East) will take on the Minnesota Twins (64-83, 5th in AL Central) on Friday. The odds on this contest have the Twins coming in at +165 and the Blue Jays are at -233. The total opens at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Michael Pineda and Hyun Jin Ryu.
As a team, the Minnesota Twins are scoring 4.5 runs/g, which is 15th in baseball. They are sitting with 658 runs while having a team OBP of .314. The Twins have compiled 243 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 206 balls out of the park. They have tallied 622 RBI's and 1,183 hits this year, and their team batting average is .240. Minnesota has a slugging percentage of .421 and have been rung up 1,271 times, while drawing a walk on 483 occasions.
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The Twins hold a team earned run average of 4.90 on the year (27th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,188 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 436 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 4.69 as a unit for the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.72 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.32. Twins pitchers have allowed 222 home runs and also 769 runs in total (28th in MLB).
The Twins relievers have a save percentage of 64.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 134 save situations. The relievers have inherited 156 runners for the season with 44.9% of them earned a run for their team. Twins bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 119 times and also have had 165 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have sent 471 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relievers have 76 holds on the year (11th in baseball). They have 37 saves this year and have not converted 20 out of their 57 save chances.
The Minnesota Twins have earned 3,862 putouts this season, as well as 1,303 assists and 100 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .981 which ranks 28th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 964 double plays. The Twins have turned 69.3% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,586 innings on the diamond, ranking them 21st in baseball.
Pineda has thrown 945 innings and is sitting with 931 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His ERA is 4.01 (421 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.188. He has given up 913 hits (8.7 hits per 9 innings) with 210 walks. Pineda (59-54 mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.68 while facing 3,918 hitters during his time in the majors.
Toronto has hit 233 home runs this year as well as 743 runs batted in. They have recorded 251 doubles, while getting a free base 453 times as well as notching 771 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting with an on-base percentage of .333 and a batting average of .267 this year. The Blue Jays hold a slugging percentage of .465 and they are scoring 5.28 runs per contest (3rd in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 1,108 occasions (29th in MLB) and have a total of 1,319 base hits.
The Toronto pitching staff have surrendered 596 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 3.87 (544 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 186 home runs and they allow 4.24 runs per 9 innings (8th in MLB). The Blue Jays have a WHIP of 1.227 and have a FIP of 4.13 as a squad on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.16 (1,320 strikeouts against 418 bases on balls). They come in at 12th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 1,134.
Sitting with 106 save situations, the Blue Jays have accrued 57 holds and 17 blown saves. Toronto has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 46 save opportunities and they have earned 29 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 147 times in high leverage situations and on 154 occasions with runners on base. Toronto relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 28.6% out of their 220 inherited base runners. They rank 13th in MLB holding a save percentage of 63.0%, and they have dispatched 484 relievers to the hill so far this year.
Out of their 11,388 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (10th in pro baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 108 double plays and have a fielding rate of .984 (20th in MLB). The Blue Jays have recorded 1,248 assists, 84 errors and have earned a total of 3,796 putouts for the year.
During his pro baseball career, Ryu has allowed 911 base hits and he has 868 strikeouts in 965 innings pitched. Ryu (72-43 career record) is the owner of a 3.14 earned run average while giving up 8.5 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 337 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.167 and a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.04 and he has faced 3,947 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Minnesota (+165)
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