Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels Prediction, 8/10/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Los Angeles Angels
Date: Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Location: Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-152) Los Angeles (+120)
Steven Matz and the Toronto Blue Jays (60-50, 4th in AL East) are headed to Angel Stadium on Tuesday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Angels (56-56, 4th in AL West). The Angels open this matchup at +120 while the Blue Jays are coming in at -152. The total opens at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Steven Matz and Chris Rodriguez.
Toronto has a slugging rate of .458 and have been called out on strikes 867 times, while drawing a walk on 326 occasions. They have accounted for 548 runs batted in in addition to 984 hits for the year, while their average at the plate is sitting at .265. The Blue Jays have recorded 194 doubles as a squad and have hit 168 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 571 runs scored and have an on-base percentage of .328. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 5.2 runs per contest, which has them at 3rd in the league.
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The Blue Jays have a team earned run average of 3.87 on the campaign (12th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 997 hitters. They have walked 331 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 4.19 as a squad for the year. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.01 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.25. Blue Jays pitchers have allowed 142 home runs in addition to 448 runs (9th in MLB).
Blue Jays bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 122 times as well as having 104 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 45 holds on the year (26th in baseball). The Blue Jays relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 62.5% and has entered the game in 80 save situations. They have tallied 20 saves so far this season and have blown 12 out of their 32 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 175 base runners on the season and 25.7% of them crossed the plate. The Blue Jays have sent 372 relief pitchers to the hill this year.
The Blue Jays have converted 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,565 innings on the field, ranking them 15th in MLB. The Toronto Blue Jays have earned a total of 2,855 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 947 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .983 which has them ranked 23rd in baseball, and they have turned 729 double plays.
Matz (40-47 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 4.39 while he has faced 2,900 batters in the major leagues. He has conceded 691 base hits (9.2 hits per 9 innings) with 206 free passes. His earned run average is 4.34 (326 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.327. Matz has thrown 676 innings and has accounted for 651 punch outs so far in his career.
Los Angeles has accounted for 143 home runs over the course of the season as well as 492 runs batted in. They have 205 doubles, while walking 301 times as well as scoring 518 runs. The Los Angeles Angels are sitting with an on-base percentage of .314 and a team batting average of .253 for the season. The Angels have a SLG% of .426 and they average 4.62 runs per contest (12th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 966 occasions (17th in the league) and have a total of 959 base knocks.
The Los Angeles pitching staff have yielded 557 runs this season while having an ERA of 4.68 (512 earned runs surrendered). They have relinquished 133 homers and they give up 5.09 runs per 9 innings (24th in the league). The Angels hold a team WHIP of 1.363 in addition to having a FIP of 4.22 as a staff on the year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.51 (1,046 strikeouts vs 417 walks). They sit at 18th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 924.
Los Angeles has called on relievers to step onto the mound in 46 save chances and they have walked away with 28 saves. They are ranked 14th in the league with a save percentage of 60.9%, and they have dispatched 379 relievers to the hill over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 122 times in high leverage situations and on 160 occasions with runners on base. Los Angeles bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 38.7% out of their 238 inherited runners. With 99 save situations, the Angels have accumulated 52 holds and 18 blown saves.
In 8,862 innings played, the Angels have a efficiency on defense of 68.2% (26th in baseball). The Los Angeles Angels have turned 84 double plays and have a fielding rate of .982 (26th in MLB). The Angels have 964 assists, 71 errors and have accumulated 2,954 putouts this year.
Rodriguez (2-1 record in his career) has earned a 3.86 ERA and has given up 7.7 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.08 and he has gone up against 115 opposing batters so far in his MLB career. He has allowed a total of 11 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.364 and having a FIP of 3.1. During his career, Rodriguez has allowed 22 base hits while tallying 27 punch outs in 25 innings.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (-152)
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