Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 6/18/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, June 18, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-185) Baltimore (+140)
Robbie Ray and the Toronto Blue Jays (33-33, 4th in AL East) are headed to Oriole Park on Friday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (22-45, 5th in AL East). The odds on this matchup have the Blue Jays priced at -185 and the Orioles are at +140. The over/under has been set at 9.5. The men taking the mound will be Robbie Ray and Bruce Zimmermann.
Toronto has a slugging percentage of .449 and have struck out 551 times, while drawing a walk on 198 occasions. They have accrued 311 RBI's as well as 586 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate is .261. The Blue Jays have compiled 100 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 103 balls out of the park. They have notched a total of 329 runs and hold an OBP of .325. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are earning 5.0 runs per outing, which is 6th in baseball.
Blue Jays pitchers have surrendered 87 home runs in addition to 282 runs in total (14th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 213 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.31 as a team over the course of the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.83 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.28. The Blue Jays have a team ERA of 3.99 for the season (14th in baseball), and their staff has rung up 603 batters.
The Blue Jays have sent 225 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have inherited 107 base runners on the year with 31.8% of them ended up crossing the plate. They have tallied 11 saves this year and have blown 9 of their 20 save chances. The Blue Jays relief pitchers have recorded a save percentage of 55.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 55 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 32 holds this season (15th in MLB). Blue Jays pitchers have entered the game with runners on 76 times as well as having 75 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Toronto Blue Jays have amassed 1,715 putouts thus far, in addition to 601 assists and 41 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .983 which has them sitting 21st in pro baseball, and have a total of 432 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,145 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 16th in the majors.
Ray has taken the ball for 912 frames and has tallied 1,134 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.20 (426 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.363. He has conceded 826 base knocks (8.1 hits per 9 innings) and has 418 walks. Ray (53-53 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 4.14 and he has faced 3,933 hitters in the major leagues.
The Orioles hold a slugging % of .391 and they earn 4.03 runs per game (21st in MLB). They have hit 116 doubles, while walking 188 times and scoring 270 runs. Baltimore has hit 70 home runs so far this season to go along with 260 runs batted in. They have struck out on 581 occasions (21st in MLB) and have recorded 527 hits. The Baltimore Orioles have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .302 as well as a batting average of .237 so far this season.
The Orioles have a team WHIP of 1.386 and have a FIP of 4.66 as a pitching staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.70 (576 strikeouts against 213 bases on balls). They rank 24th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 584. They have given up 100 dingers and they give up 5.40 runs per 9 innings (27th in MLB). The Baltimore pitching staff have relinquished 345 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 5.13 (328 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 53 save situations, the Orioles have compiled 30 holds and 11 blown saves. Baltimore has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 22 save opportunities and they have come away with 11 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 70 times in high leverage situations and on 82 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.7% out of their 123 inherited base runners. They rank 28th in the league with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 225 relievers to the mound on the year.
The Baltimore Orioles have twisted 38 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .984 (11th in professional baseball). The Orioles have accrued 537 assists, 37 errors and have notched a total of 1,725 putouts during this campaign. In their 5,175 innings played, the Orioles have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (23rd in baseball).
Zimmermann (4-4 career mark) has earned a 5.13 earned run average while allowing 10.0 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.73 and he has gone up against 293 hitters so far in his pro baseball career. He has given up a total of 38 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.440 and having a FIP of 5.3. During his pro baseball career, Zimmermann has surrendered 74 base knocks while tallying 60 K's in 66 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-185)
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