Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 5/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Sunday, May 30, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-128) Cleveland (+118)
Progressive Field is the site where Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians (27-22, 2nd in AL Central) will play the Toronto Blue Jays (26-24, 4th in AL East) on Sunday. The Indians open this contest at +118 while the Blue Jays are coming in at -128. The O/U opens at 8. The starting pitchers will be Steven Matz and Aaron Civale.
The Blue Jays have hit 75 doubles as a unit and have hit 75 balls out of the stadium. Toronto has a slugging rate of .437 and have struck out 421 times, while being walked on 150 occasions. As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are compiling 5.0 runs per game, which is 4th in MLB. They have tallied 238 RBI's as well as 440 base knocks on the year, while their batting average is .257. They are sitting with 252 runs scored and have an OBP of .323.
Blue Jays pitchers have allowed 65 home runs and 212 runs in total (16th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 157 opposing players and their FIP is 4.17 as a unit this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.93 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.27. The Blue Jays have a team ERA of 3.93 this year (15th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 460 batters.
The Blue Jays relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 62.5% and stepped onto the hill in 45 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 78 base runners on the campaign and 32.1% of those players crossed the plate. Blue Jays pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 59 times in addition to having 63 appearances in high leverage situations. The Blue Jays have sent 173 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have racked up 27 holds on the year (11th in the league). They have earned 10 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 6 out of their 16 chances to get a save.
The Toronto Blue Jays have amassed 1,307 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 470 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .984 which is 16th in the majors, and they have twisted 334 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 69.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of 3,921 innings on the field, which has them sitting 18th in professional baseball.
Matz has taken the hill for 634 innings and is sitting with 612 K's so far in his MLB career. His ERA is 4.34 (306 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.319. He has conceded 642 base knocks (9.1 hits per 9 innings) with 195 walks. Matz (37-43 career win-loss mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.41 and he has faced 2,715 hitters in the majors.
The Cleveland Indians have recorded a team OBP of .290 in addition to a batting average of .215 on the campaign. They have been called out on strikes on 418 instances (26th in baseball) and have notched a total of 343 base hits. Cleveland has 57 home runs for the year to go along with 184 RBIs. The Indians have a SLG% of .379 and they score 3.94 runs per game (22nd in baseball). They have put up 75 doubles, while walking 155 times as well as notching 193 runs.
The Indians have a team WHIP of 1.247 and have a FIP of 4.15 as a staff on the year. They are currently ranked 7th in baseball as a staff in total hits conceded with 352. The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 198 runs this year while having an ERA of 3.84 (185 earned runs yielded). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.54 (477 strikeouts against 188 walks). They have yielded 61 dingers and they allow 4.11 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league).
Sitting with 38 save situations, the Indians have earned 20 holds in addition to 2 blown saves. Cleveland has had relief pitchers enter the game in 18 save opportunities and they have earned 16 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 48 times in high leverage situations and on 42 occasions with base runners. Cleveland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 31.6% out of their 57 inherited runners. They are ranked 1st in baseball with a save percentage of 88.9%, and they have dispatched 151 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 36 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .985 (10th in pro baseball). The Indians have recorded 436 assists, 27 errors and have earned a total of 1,301 putouts this year. In 3,903 innings on the field, the Indians have a efficiency on defense of 71.4% (9th in professional baseball).
During his pro baseball career, Civale has allowed 177 hits while earning 168 strikeouts in 199 frames. He has surrendered a total of 77 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.132 and a FIP of 3.8. His K/BB ratio is 3.43 and he has gone up against 804 opposing hitters during his pro baseball career. Civale (14-11 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.47 ERA and has given up 8.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (+118)
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