Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers Prediction, 8/29/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Detroit Tigers
Date: Sunday, August 29, 2021
Location: Comerica Park in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-167) Detroit (+130)
Jose Berrios and the Toronto Blue Jays (66-61, 4th in AL East) travel to Comerica Park on Sunday where they'll take on the Detroit Tigers (62-67, 3rd in AL Central). The Tigers open this game at +130 while the Blue Jays are priced at -167. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers taking the mound are Jose Berrios and Matthew Boyd.
The Blue Jays have recorded 217 doubles as a team and have knocked 189 balls out of the stadium. Toronto is slugging .451 and have struck out 986 times, while taking a walk on 376 occasions. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 5.0 runs per contest, which has them sitting at 6th in the league. They have tallied 611 RBI's in addition to 1,122 hits so far this season, while their batting average sits at .262. They have notched a total of 637 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .326.
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Blue Jays pitchers have given up 160 home runs in addition to 525 runs (11th in MLB). They have walked 378 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.18 as a unit for the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.00 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.25. The Blue Jays are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.91 over the course of the season (11th in baseball), and they have struck out 1,133 hitters.
Blue Jays relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on 141 times in addition to having 129 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have notched 48 holds this season (28th in the league). The Blue Jays relievers have compiled a save rate of 60.5% and has entered the game in 89 save situations. They have 23 saves this year and have blown 15 out of their 38 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 202 runners on the year and 29.7% of them earned a run for their team. The Blue Jays have sent 431 relievers to the hill on the campaign.
The Blue Jays have converted 69.5% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,885 innings on the field, which ranks them 17th in MLB. The Toronto Blue Jays have 3,295 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,103 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which ranks 22nd in MLB, and have a total of 847 double plays.
Berrios has taken the hill for 805 frames and has tallied 804 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Berrios (56-45 career win-loss record) holds a FIP of 4.02 while he has gone up against 3,410 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 4.10 (367 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.245. He has given up 742 base hits (8.3 hits per 9 innings) and has 261 free passes.
The Detroit Tigers have accumulated an OBP of .307 in addition to a team batting average of .241 for the year. They have been rung up on 1,218 instances (5th in MLB) and have tallied 1,026 base hits. Detroit has hit 143 HRs over the course of the season as well as 538 runs batted in. The Tigers hold a team slugging percentage of .398 and they tally 4.33 runs per outing (20th in MLB). They have 184 doubles, while taking a walk 394 times as well as putting up 558 runs.
The Tigers have a WHIP of 1.362 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.66 as a squad for the season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.30 (1,017 strikeouts vs 443 walks). They come in at 22nd in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 1,089. They have conceded 167 home runs and they concede 4.94 runs per 9 innings (20th in baseball). The Detroit pitching staff have surrendered 618 runs so far this year while having a team ERA of 4.42 (552 earned runs conceded).
Sitting with 113 save situations, the Tigers have accumulated 61 holds and 16 blown saves. Detroit has called on relief pitchers to step onto the hill in 48 save opportunities and they have walked away with 32 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 130 times in high leverage situations and on 123 occasions with runners on. Detroit relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 36.3% of 193 inherited base runners. They sit at 6th in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 452 relievers to the hill over the course of the season.
Out of their 10,131 innings played, the Tigers have a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (16th in professional baseball). The Detroit Tigers have twisted 108 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .984 (18th in baseball). The Tigers have racked up 1,181 assists, 73 errors and have a tally of 3,377 putouts so far this year.
Boyd (37-60 career mark) has earned a 4.93 ERA and has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 and he has gone up against 3,335 hitters in his career. He has given up a total of 425 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.322 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.7. In his career, Boyd has conceded 782 base hits while he has earned 748 K's in 776 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-167)
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