Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/24/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, September 24, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-147) Minnesota (+110)
Target Field is the venue where Bailey Ober and the Minnesota Twins (67-85, 5th in AL Central) will take on the Toronto Blue Jays (85-67, 4th in AL East) on Friday. The moneyline on this contest has the Blue Jays priced at -147 and the Twins are at +110. The over/under is set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Jose Berrios and Bailey Ober.
The Blue Jays have recorded 261 doubles as a squad and have hit 241 balls out of the stadium. Toronto has a slugging percentage of .462 and have struck out 1,154 times, while drawing a walk on 474 occasions. As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are compiling 5.2 runs per outing, which is 3rd in MLB. They have compiled 765 runs batted in in addition to 1,359 hits over the course of the season, while their batting average is at .265. They have a total of 794 runs while holding a team OBP of .331.
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Blue Jays pitchers have given up 195 home runs and 623 total runs (7th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 443 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.17 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.09 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.23. The Blue Jays are sitting with a team ERA of 3.89 over the course of the season (8th in the league), and they have rung up 1,368 hitters.
The Blue Jays relievers have a save rate of 64.6% and has come into the game in 113 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 227 base runners for the year with 28.2% of them earned a run for their team. Blue Jays pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 160 times in addition to having 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The Blue Jays have dispatched 507 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relievers have accumulated 62 holds this season (28th in the league). They have accumulated 31 saves so far this year and have not converted 17 of their 48 save chances.
The Toronto Blue Jays have a tally of 3,952 putouts on the year, as well as 1,298 assists and 87 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .984 which has them ranked 20th in the majors, and they have twisted 982 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 70.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 11,856 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 9th in baseball.
Berrios has pitched in 839 innings and has accounted for 840 strikeouts thus far in his career. His earned run average is 4.03 (376 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.225. He has conceded 765 base hits (8.2 hits per 9 innings) with 264 walks. Berrios (60-46 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.98 and he has faced 3,541 batters during his time in the majors.
The Minnesota Twins have tallied an OBP of .313 as well as a batting average of .240 on the year. They have struck out on 1,316 occasions (15th in the league) and have accounted for 1,226 base knocks. Minnesota has accounted for 215 long balls so far this season to go along with 646 runs batted in. The Twins have a slugging percentage of .423 and they are earning 4.50 runs per game (16th in baseball). They have 256 two-baggers, while taking a walk 496 times and scoring 684 runs.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.322 and have a FIP of 4.67 as a unit so far this year. They sit at 26th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,303. The Minnesota pitching staff have relinquished 792 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.89 (722 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.73 (1,242 strikeouts against 455 free passes). They have allowed 228 long balls and they concede 5.36 runs per 9 innings (28th in the league).
Minnesota has called on relief pitchers to enter the game in 58 save chances and they have come away with 38 saves. They sit at 7th in MLB holding a save percentage of 65.5%, and they have sent 491 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 168 times in high leverage situations and on 123 occasions with runners on. Minnesota relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 45.4% out of 163 inherited base runners. With 139 save situations, the Twins have amassed 80 holds in addition to 20 blown saves.
The Minnesota Twins have turned 132 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .981 (28th in professional baseball). The Twins have accrued 1,340 assists, 103 errors and have earned 3,991 putouts for the season. In their 11,973 innings played, the Twins have a defensive efficiency of 69.2% (19th in professional baseball).
Ober (2-3 win-loss record in his career) has earned a 4.34 ERA and has allowed 9.1 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.74 and he has faced 359 hitters during his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 42 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.230 and having a FIP of 4.6. In his career, Ober has surrendered 88 base knocks while he has earned 90 punch outs in 87 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (-147)
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