Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/28/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-172) Detroit (+135)
Tyler Alexander and the Detroit Tigers (61-67, 3rd in AL Central) host the Toronto Blue Jays (66-60, 4th in AL East) at Comerica Park on Saturday. The Blue Jays open this contest at -172 while the Tigers are coming in at +135. The over/under opens at 9. The starting pitchers will be Alek Manoah and Tyler Alexander.
As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are compiling 5.1 runs per outing, which has them sitting at 5th in MLB. They have 636 runs while having a team OBP of .326. The Blue Jays have hit 215 doubles as a unit and have hit 189 baseballs out of the stadium. They have amassed 610 RBI's and 1,116 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average comes in at .263. Toronto has a slugging percentage of .453 and have been rung up 979 times, while being walked on 374 occasions.
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The Blue Jays have a team earned run average of 3.92 for the year (11th in the league), and the staff has struck out 1,129 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 378 opposing players and their FIP is 4.18 as a unit over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.99 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.26. Blue Jays pitchers have allowed 159 home runs and 523 runs (10th in the league).
The Blue Jays relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 60.5% and has entered the game in 89 save situations. The relievers have inherited 202 runners on the year and 29.7% of them ended up scoring. Blue Jays relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 141 times as well as having 127 appearances in high leverage situations. The Blue Jays have sent 429 relievers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have a total of 48 holds on the campaign (28th in the league). They have compiled 23 saves on the campaign and have blown 15 out of their 38 chances to save the game.
The Toronto Blue Jays have accounted for 3,271 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,093 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .983 which has them ranked 22nd in baseball, and they have twisted 840 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 9,813 innings on the diamond, ranking them 16th in the majors.
Manoah has taken the mound for 68 innings and has earned 78 punch outs so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.18 (24 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.103. He has surrendered 50 hits (6.6 hits per 9 innings) and has 25 free passes. Manoah (5-2 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 4.05 while going up against 285 batters in the majors.
The Tigers have a team slugging percentage of .398 and they earn 4.34 runs per contest (20th in the league). They have tallied 182 two-baggers, while walking 394 times as well as scoring 556 runs. Detroit has tallied 142 home runs on the campaign as well as 536 RBIs. They have been called out on strikes on 1,214 instances (4th in baseball) and have accounted for 1,019 hits. The Detroit Tigers have accounted for an on-base percentage of .308 as well as a team batting average of .241 so far this year.
The Tigers have a team WHIP of 1.365 and have a FIP of 4.68 as a unit on the campaign. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.29 (1,010 strikeouts against 441 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 22nd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 1,083. They have conceded 167 HR's and they concede 4.97 runs per 9 innings (20th in MLB). The Detroit pitching staff have conceded 617 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.44 (551 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 112 save situations, the Tigers have earned 61 holds in addition to 16 blown saves. Detroit has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 47 save opportunities and they have walked away with 31 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 127 times in high leverage situations in addition to 123 occasions with base runners. Detroit bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 36.3% of 193 inherited runners. They sit at 8th in the league holding a save percentage of 66.0%, and they have dispatched 449 relief pitchers onto the field over the course of the season.
The Detroit Tigers have turned 108 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (18th in baseball). The Tigers have accrued 1,171 assists, 73 errors and have earned 3,350 putouts this year. In 10,050 innings on the field, the Tigers are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 69.6% (15th in the majors).
Thus far in his career, Alexander has given up 182 hits while he has earned 140 K's in 162 innings pitched. Alexander (5-9 career record) has a 4.39 earned run average and has allowed 10.1 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 79 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.321 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.6. His strikeout to walk ratio is 4.38 and he has gone up against 694 opposing batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (-172)
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