Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 9/26/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-172) Minnesota (+125)
Griffin Jax and the Minnesota Twins (69-85, 5th in AL Central) play the Toronto Blue Jays (85-69, 4th in AL East) at Target Field on Sunday. The odds on this contest have the Blue Jays priced at -172 and the Twins are at +125. The over/under opens at 9.5. The starting pitchers will be Alek Manoah and Griffin Jax.
The Blue Jays have hit 265 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 243 balls out of the park. Toronto has a slugging % of .461 and have struck out 1,167 times, while taking a walk on 479 occasions. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 5.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 4th in MLB. They have accrued 768 RBI's as well as 1,374 hits for the year, while their team batting average is at .264. They have earned a total of 797 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .330.
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The Blue Jays have compiled a team earned run average of 3.92 for the year (9th in MLB), and they have struck out 1,388 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 452 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.17 as a unit on the season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.07 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.24. Blue Jays pitchers have conceded 197 home runs and also 633 total runs (8th in the league).
Blue Jays relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 161 times and also have had 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have racked up 62 holds over the course of the season (29th in the league). The Blue Jays relief pitchers have a save percentage of 64.6% and has entered the game in 113 save situations. They have earned 31 saves so far this year and have blown 17 of their 48 save chances. The relievers have inherited 229 base runners over the course of the season and 28.8% of them ended up scoring. The Blue Jays have dispatched 513 relievers to the hill on the year.
The Blue Jays have converted 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,000 innings, which ranks them 12th in professional baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have 4,000 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,312 assists and 88 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .984 which puts them in 20th in professional baseball, and they have turned 996 double plays.
Manoah has pitched in 99 innings and is sitting with 109 K's in his MLB career. Manoah (7-2 career record) is the owner of a FIP of 3.92 while he has gone up against 410 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.36 (37 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.081. He has given up 70 base knocks (6.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 37 free passes.
The Minnesota Twins have accounted for an OBP of .314 and a team batting average of .241 this season. They have been rung up on 1,336 instances (14th in the league) and have a total of 1,245 base knocks. Minnesota has compiled 217 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 656 RBIs. The Twins have a team slugging percentage of .424 and they are earning 4.51 runs per contest (15th in baseball). They have notched 260 two-baggers, while taking a walk 505 times as well as scoring 694 runs.
The Twins are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.319 and have a FIP of 4.67 as a unit this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.73 (1,255 strikeouts against 460 bases on balls). They are sitting at 25th in the league as a staff in total hits relinquished with 1,318. They have conceded 230 homers and they concede 5.31 runs per 9 innings (26th in the league). The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 795 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.84 (725 earned runs given up).
Sitting with 144 save situations, the Twins have 83 holds in addition to 20 blown saves. Minnesota has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 60 save chances and they have earned 40 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 169 times in high leverage situations and on 124 occasions with base runners. Minnesota bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 44.6% out of their 166 inherited runners. They sit at 4th in baseball holding a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 499 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign.
Out of their 12,135 innings on the field, the Twins have a defensive efficiency of 69.3% (19th in pro baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 133 double plays and have a fielding rate of .981 (29th in MLB). The Twins have 1,357 assists, 104 errors and have earned a total of 4,045 putouts on the season.
Jax (3-4 career mark) has a 6.75 ERA while giving up 9.4 hits per 9 innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.22 and he has faced 322 batters thus far in his career. He has conceded a total of 54 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.417 and having a FIP of 6.6. Thus far in his career, Jax has conceded 75 hits while accumulating 60 K's in 72 frames.
Who will win tonight's baseball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Toronto (-172)
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