Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-256) Baltimore (+190)
Robbie Ray and the Toronto Blue Jays (76-62, 4th in AL East) are headed to Oriole Park on Friday where they'll take on the Baltimore Orioles (45-93, 5th in AL East). The Orioles open this game at +190 while the Blue Jays are coming in at -256. The O/U has been set at 10. The pitchers taking the mound will be Robbie Ray and Chris Ellis.
As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are putting up 5.1 runs per game, which has them at 3rd in MLB. They are sitting with 704 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .329. The Blue Jays have compiled 232 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 214 baseballs out of the stadium. They have 677 runs batted in and 1,225 hits over the course of the season, and their batting average is sitting at .263. Toronto is slugging .457 and have struck out 1,061 times, while taking a walk on 423 occasions.
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Blue Jays pitchers have yielded 167 home runs and 561 total runs (7th in the league). They have walked 402 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.05 as a squad for the season. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.10 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.23. The Blue Jays have a team earned run average of 3.83 on the campaign (10th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,245 batters.
Blue Jays relief pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 150 times as well as having 143 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 55 holds on the season (29th in the league). The Blue Jays relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 61.4% and stepped onto the hill in 102 save situations. They have earned 27 saves on the season and have blown 17 out of their 44 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 214 base runners this year and 29.4% of them ended up scoring. The Blue Jays have dispatched 465 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Blue Jays have converted 69.7% of balls in play into outs in their 10,785 innings, which has them ranked 15th in the majors. The Toronto Blue Jays have accumulated 3,595 putouts for the season, as well as 1,183 assists and 79 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them ranked 19th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 903 double plays.
Ray has taken the hill for 1,008 innings and is sitting with 1,254 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.99 (447 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.320. He has surrendered 889 hits (7.9 hits per nine innings) and has had 442 walks. Ray (60-56 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.00 while he has gone up against 4,303 batters in the major leagues.
The Baltimore Orioles are sitting with a team on-base percentage of .304 as well as a team batting average of .240 on the year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,223 instances (13th in MLB) and have a total of 1,114 hits. Baltimore has knocked in 167 home runs so far this season and 551 runs batted in. The Orioles have a team SLG% of .404 and they are recording 4.17 runs per game (25th in MLB). They have recorded 234 two-baggers, while walking 383 times as well as recording 575 runs.
The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.472 in addition to having a FIP of 5.02 as a squad over the course of the season. They come in at 29th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,272. The Baltimore pitching staff have yielded 804 runs so far this season and come in with a team ERA of 5.75 (763 earned runs yielded). Their K/BB ratio sits at 2.24 (1,089 strikeouts vs 487 bases on balls). They have conceded 212 homers and they surrender 6.05 runs per 9 innings (30th in MLB).
Baltimore bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 40.1% of 287 inherited runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 134 times in high leverage situations in addition to 177 occasions with runners on base. With 94 save situations, the Orioles have accumulated 52 holds and 20 blown saves. They are currently ranked 28th in MLB with a save percentage of 51.2%, and they have dispatched 478 relievers onto the diamond so far this year. Baltimore has had relief pitchers take the mound in 41 save chances and they have earned 21 saves.
In 10,758 innings played, the Orioles have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.2% (28th in MLB). The Baltimore Orioles have twisted 82 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (9th in pro baseball). The Orioles have recorded 1,151 assists, 68 errors and have a tally of 3,586 putouts for the season.
Ellis (1-0 career win-loss mark) holds a 2.04 ERA and has allowed 5.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.33 and he has faced 71 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has surrendered a total of 4 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 0.962 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.4. In his pro baseball career, Ellis has conceded 11 hits while he has totaled 14 punch outs in 17 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto (-256)
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