Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/27/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Friday, August 27, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-172) Detroit (+125)
Steven Matz and the Toronto Blue Jays (66-59, 4th in AL East) go to Comerica Park on Friday where they'll take on the Detroit Tigers (61-67, 3rd in AL Central). The Tigers open this game at +125 while the Blue Jays are priced at -172. The total is set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Steven Matz and Matt Manning.
The Blue Jays have compiled 215 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 187 baseballs out of the stadium. Toronto owns a slugging percentage of .453 and have been called out on strikes 971 times, while being walked on 373 occasions. As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 5.0 runs per game, which has them at 4th in the league. They have 603 runs batted in and 1,106 hits so far this season, and their average at the plate comes in at .263. They have accumulated 629 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .326.
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The Blue Jays have a team ERA of 3.87 this season (11th in MLB), and they have struck out 1,122 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.98 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.26. Blue Jays pitchers have conceded 155 home runs and 513 runs in total (9th in the league). They have walked 376 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.15 as a unit on the campaign.
The Blue Jays relievers have accumulated a save percentage of 60.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 89 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 198 base runners over the course of the season with 30.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. Blue Jays pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 138 times and also have had 127 appearances in high leverage situations. The Blue Jays have sent 424 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season. The relief pitchers have earned 48 holds this season (28th in baseball). They have earned 23 saves so far this season and have missed out on 15 of their 38 chances to get a save.
The Blue Jays have converted 69.5% of balls in play into outs out of their 9,732 innings, ranking them 18th in the majors. The Toronto Blue Jays have 3,244 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,086 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding rate is holding steady at .983 which puts them in 23rd in the majors, and have accumulated 833 double plays.
Matz (41-48 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 4.39 while he has gone up against 2,968 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has conceded 705 base knocks (9.2 hits per nine innings) with 212 walks. His earned run average is 4.28 (329 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.326. Matz has taken the ball for 691 innings and is sitting with 661 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
Detroit has 142 long balls on the year and 536 runs batted in. They have put up 182 two-baggers, while getting a free base 394 times as well as scoring 556 runs. The Detroit Tigers hold an OBP of .308 as well as a team batting average of .241 this year. The Tigers have a slugging percentage of .398 and they earn 4.34 runs per contest (19th in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 1,214 occasions (4th in the league) and are sitting with 1,019 base knocks.
The Tigers are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.365 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.68 as a staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.29 (1,010 strikeouts vs 441 free passes). They are sitting at 23rd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,083. They have relinquished 167 long balls and they relinquish 4.97 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB). The Detroit pitching staff have allowed 617 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.44 (551 earned runs surrendered).
Sitting with 112 save situations, the Tigers have earned 61 holds and 16 blown saves. Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 47 save chances and they have earned 31 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 127 times in high leverage situations and also on 123 occasions with runners on. Detroit relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.3% of 193 inherited runners. They sit at 8th in baseball holding a save percentage of 66.0%, and they have dispatched 449 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the season.
Out of their 10,050 innings played, the Tigers have a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (17th in the majors). The Detroit Tigers have turned 108 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (19th in MLB). The Tigers have recorded 1,171 assists, 73 errors and have accumulated 3,350 putouts for the season.
So far in his pro baseball career, Manning has conceded 66 base hits while accumulating 29 punch outs in 53 innings pitched. Manning (3-5 mark in his career) has a 5.91 earned run average and has conceded 11.1 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 35 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.556 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.9. His K/BB ratio is 1.71 and he has gone up against 242 hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (-172)
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