Toronto Blue Jays vs Atlanta Braves Prediction, 5/13/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Atlanta Braves
Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Location: Truist Park in Cumberland, GA
TV: Bally Sports South
Truist Park is the venue where Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves (17-18, 3rd in NL East) will take on the Toronto Blue Jays (18-16, 3rd in AL East) on Thursday.
Toronto has a slugging percentage of .406 and have struck out 290 times, while being walked on 101 occasions. They have accumulated 155 RBI's in addition to 276 base knocks this season, and their team batting average is .241. The Blue Jays have hit 40 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 49 baseballs out of the park. They have racked up 165 runs and have an OBP of .308. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are earning 4.9 runs per outing, which ranks them 7th in MLB.
The Blue Jays hold a team ERA of 3.89 this year (12th in the league), and they have rung up 290 batters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.93 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.25. Blue Jays pitchers have relinquished 44 home runs and 138 runs in total (9th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 99 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.24 as a team this season.
Blue Jays pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 41 times as well as having 42 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have accumulated 20 holds on the year (12th in the league). The Blue Jays relievers have recorded a save rate of 88.9% and has stepped onto the mound in 31 save situations. They have 8 saves for the year and have missed out on 1 out of their 9 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 58 runners on the year and 25.9% of those players ended up scoring. The Blue Jays have sent 123 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Blue Jays have turned 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of their 2,652 innings on the field, which ranks them 17th in pro baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have amassed 884 putouts so far this season, as well as 323 assists and 18 errors. Their fielding rate is currently at .985 which ranks 6th in baseball, and they have turned 229 double plays.
Stripling (23-29 career win-loss mark) holds a FIP of 3.92 and he has faced 1,895 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. He has allowed 452 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) with 116 walks. His ERA is 3.88 (195 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.255. Stripling has thrown 452 innings and has accounted for 434 strikeouts thus far in his career.
The Braves have a team slugging percentage of .420 and they average 4.63 runs per game (11th in the league). They have recorded 52 doubles, while walking 125 times as well as scoring 162 runs. Atlanta has tallied 51 home runs on the year as well as 156 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 307 instances (17th in MLB) and have earned a total of 262 hits. The Atlanta Braves have recorded an OBP of .315 as well as a team batting average of .230 for the season.
The Braves hold a team WHIP of 1.398 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.48 as a squad on the campaign. They come in at 23rd in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 298. The Atlanta pitching staff have relinquished 176 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 4.56 (155 earned runs surrendered). They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.54 (330 strikeouts against 130 free passes). They have given up 49 long balls and they concede 5.17 runs per 9 innings (25th in the league).
Atlanta relievers have an inherited score percentage of 27.7% out of their 47 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 58 times in high leverage situations and also on 33 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 38 save situations, the Braves have accumulated 24 holds in addition to 5 blown saves. They sit at 15th in MLB holding a save percentage of 61.5%, and they have dispatched 129 bullpen pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. Atlanta has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 13 save chances and they have earned 8 saves.
The Atlanta Braves have turned 23 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in pro baseball). The Braves have racked up 315 assists, 18 errors and have accumulated 919 putouts over the course of the season. In their 2,757 innings on the diamond, the Braves have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.1% (26th in MLB).
Morton (95-91 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 4.10 ERA and has given up 8.8 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.47 and he has faced 6,351 opposing hitters so far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 672 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.335 and having a FIP of 3.8. Thus far in his career, Morton has allowed 1,435 hits while he has earned 1,316 strikeouts in 1,473 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Atlanta
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