Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/11/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Saturday, September 11, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-250) Baltimore (+190)
Oriole Park is the site where Keegan Akin and the Baltimore Orioles (45-94, 5th in AL East) will play the Toronto Blue Jays (77-62, 4th in AL East) on Saturday. The Orioles open this contest at +190 while the Blue Jays are coming in at -250. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Hyun Jin Ryu and Keegan Akin.
As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 5.1 runs per outing, which ranks them 3rd in the league. They have earned 710 runs scored while having a team OBP of .330. The Blue Jays have tallied 235 doubles as a squad and have smacked 217 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 683 runs batted in as well as 1,239 base knocks this season, while their team batting average is at .264. Toronto has a slugging percentage of .459 and have struck out 1,070 times, while being walked on 427 occasions.
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The Blue Jays have an earned run average of 3.83 so far this year (10th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,256 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 404 opposing players and their FIP is 4.06 as a unit for the season. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.11 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. Blue Jays pitchers have surrendered 170 home runs and 565 total runs (7th in baseball).
Blue Jays pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on 151 times and also have had 145 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 57 holds for the season (28th in baseball). The Blue Jays bullpen have compiled a save rate of 61.4% and stepped onto the hill in 104 save situations. They have accumulated 27 saves on the season and have missed out on 17 of 44 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 215 base runners on the season with 29.3% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Blue Jays have dispatched 468 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season.
The Toronto Blue Jays have amassed 3,622 putouts thus far, in addition to 1,192 assists and 80 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which ranks 20th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 907 double plays. The Blue Jays have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,866 innings on the field, ranking them 15th in MLB.
Ryu has pitched in 962 frames and has tallied 864 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.09 (330 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.160. He has surrendered 903 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 214 free passes. Ryu (72-43 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 3.36 while he has gone up against 3,931 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Orioles have a team SLG% of .402 and they tally 4.14 runs per game (25th in baseball). They have tallied 234 doubles, while taking a walk 387 times as well as scoring 575 runs. Baltimore has recorded 167 long balls over the course of the season as well as 551 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,227 instances (13th in baseball) and have 1,117 base knocks. The Baltimore Orioles are sitting with an OBP of .303 as well as a team batting average of .239 on the campaign.
The Orioles have a WHIP of 1.472 with a FIP of 5.02 as a unit for the season. They rank 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,283. The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 810 runs this year while having an ERA of 5.75 (769 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.24 (1,096 strikeouts against 489 walks). They have allowed 214 home runs and they relinquish 6.05 runs per 9 innings (30th in baseball).
Baltimore relievers have an inherited score rate of 40.3% out of their 288 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 134 times in high leverage situations and also on 178 occasions with runners on. With 94 save situations, the Orioles have 52 holds and 20 blown saves. They are ranked 29th in MLB with a save percentage of 51.2%, and they have sent 480 relievers onto the diamond this year. Baltimore has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 41 save chances and they have earned 21 saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have twisted 83 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (6th in the majors). The Orioles have 1,158 assists, 66 errors and have a tally of 3,613 putouts for the year. In 10,839 innings on the diamond, the Orioles have a defensive efficiency of 68.3% (28th in baseball).
In his MLB career, Akin has conceded 123 base knocks and he has 108 strikeouts in 105 innings. He has conceded a total of 75 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.585 and having a FIP of 4.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.45 and he has faced 479 opposing hitters in his MLB career. Akin (3-10 career mark) has a 6.41 ERA and has conceded 10.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore (+190)
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