Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 6/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seattle Mariners vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Location: Sahlen Field in Buffalo, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Seattle (+185) Toronto (-250)
Sahlen Field is the venue where Steven Matz and the Toronto Blue Jays (40-36, 3rd in AL East) will take on the Seattle Mariners (41-38, 3rd in AL West) on Wednesday. The Blue Jays open this contest at -250 while the Mariners are coming in at +185. The over/under has been set at 10. The pitchers taking the mound will be Justus Sheffield and Steven Matz.
Seattle has a slugging percentage of .380 and have been rung up 754 times, while being walked on 243 occasions. They have earned 311 runs batted in as well as 550 base knocks for the year, and their average at the plate is .217. The Mariners have earned 122 doubles as a unit and have hit 94 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 321 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .291. As a team, the Seattle Mariners are recording 4.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 22nd in MLB.
The Mariners have an earned run average of 4.41 over the course of the season (20th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 643 batters. They have walked 259 batters and their FIP is 4.24 as a team so far this season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.48 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.28. Mariners pitchers have conceded 89 long balls and 364 total runs (21st in baseball).
The Mariners relief pitchers have a save rate of 57.1% and has stepped onto the mound in 81 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 109 runners for the year with 33.0% of those players ended up scoring. Mariners relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 77 times as well as having 91 appearances in high leverage situations. The Mariners have dispatched 272 relievers to the mound so far this season. The bullpen have 46 holds on the year (8th in the league). They have earned 20 saves this year and have blown 15 out of their 35 chances to get a save.
The Seattle Mariners have accounted for 2,069 putouts on the campaign, as well as 719 assists and 45 errors. Their fielding rate is at .984 which has them ranked 13th in professional baseball, and they have twisted 569 double plays. The Mariners have converted 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs in their 6,207 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 15th in professional baseball.
Sheffield (9-11 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 4.63 while he has faced 728 opposing batters during his time in the majors. He has conceded 184 base hits (10.2 hits per nine innings) with 70 walks. His ERA is 5.00 (90 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.568. Sheffield has taken the ball for 162 frames and has accumulated 139 punch outs during his MLB career.
The Toronto Blue Jays have tallied an OBP of .328 and a team batting average of .264 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 629 occasions (27th in baseball) and have tallied 685 hits. Toronto is sitting with 114 HRs on the season as well as 367 RBIs. The Blue Jays have a team SLG% of .450 and they earn 5.09 runs per game (2nd in the league). They have 126 two-baggers, while taking a walk 232 times and putting up 387 runs.
The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 322 runs over the course of the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.95 (290 earned runs allowed). They have allowed 103 long balls and they yield 4.38 runs per 9 innings (14th in MLB). The Blue Jays hold a team WHIP of 1.258 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.34 as a staff this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.85 (690 strikeouts against 242 walks). They rank 12th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 590.
Toronto has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 25 save opportunities and they have tallied 15 saves. They rank 19th in baseball holding a save rate of 60.0%, and they have dispatched 260 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond this year. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 88 times in high leverage situations and on 88 occasions with runners on. Toronto relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.2% out of their 125 inherited base runners. Sitting with 66 save situations, the Blue Jays have 38 holds and 10 blown saves.
The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 64 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .983 (22nd in baseball). The Blue Jays have racked up 696 assists, 47 errors and have earned a total of 1,985 putouts for the year. In 5,955 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.1% (13th in baseball).
Matz (38-44 mark in his career) is the owner of a 4.34 ERA while allowing 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.12 and he has gone up against 2,783 hitters during his career. He has surrendered a total of 313 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.323 and a FIP of 4.4. Thus far in his career, Matz has conceded 658 hits while accumulating 627 K's in 649 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-250)
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