Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/3/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Frankie Montas and the Oakland Athletics (16-10, 1st in AL West) host the Toronto Blue Jays (11-12, 3rd in AL East) at RingCentral Coliseum on Monday.
Toronto is slugging .375 and have been called out on strikes 202 times, while taking a walk on 69 occasions. They have amassed 87 RBI's in addition to 171 hits so far this season, while their batting average is sitting at .226. The Blue Jays have hit 23 doubles as a team and have hit 29 baseballs out of the stadium. They have tallied 94 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .298. As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 18th in baseball.
Blue Jays pitchers have surrendered 28 home runs and also 85 total runs (3rd in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 64 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.10 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.03 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.20. The Blue Jays are sitting with a team ERA of 3.36 over the course of the season (7th in MLB), and they have struck out 194 batters.
The Blue Jays relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 85.7% and has come into the game in 24 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 38 base runners on the season and 28.9% of those players crossed the plate. Blue Jays pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 28 times as well as having 34 appearances in high leverage situations. The Blue Jays have dispatched 84 relief pitchers to the hill on the year. The relievers have tallied 15 holds for the season (8th in baseball). They have earned 6 saves on the year and have blown 1 of 7 chances to get a save.
The Blue Jays have converted 70.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 1,788 innings, which has them sitting at 11th in MLB. The Toronto Blue Jays have notched a total of 596 putouts thus far, in addition to 219 assists and 15 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .982 which is 23rd in MLB, and they have twisted 154 double plays.
Matz has taken the mound for 606 frames and is sitting with 579 K's during his career. Matz (35-42 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.45 while going up against 2,594 hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.33 (292 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.312. He has given up 607 base hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 189 walks.
The Athletics have a SLG% of .379 and they are recording 4.19 runs per contest (16th in MLB). They have put up 33 two-baggers, while taking a walk 89 times as well as scoring 109 runs. Oakland has accumulated 31 home runs on the campaign and 102 runs batted in. They have struck out on 234 occasions (11th in MLB) and have accounted for 180 hits. The Oakland Athletics have recorded a team on-base percentage of .304 and a batting average of .216 this season.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.338 in addition to having a FIP of 3.96 as a unit for the year. They rank 29th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 228. The Oakland pitching staff have given up 112 runs this year while holding a team ERA of 4.14 (105 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.92 (225 strikeouts vs 77 walks). They have conceded 29 homers and they surrender 4.42 runs per 9 innings (18th in the league).
Oakland relievers have an inherited score rate of 40.0% out of their 35 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 23 times in high leverage situations in addition to 22 occasions with base runners. With 17 save situations, the Athletics have earned 11 holds and also 0 blown saves. They sit at 2nd in the league holding a save percentage of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 86 relief pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. Oakland has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 6 save opportunities and they have earned 6 saves.
The Oakland Athletics have turned 16 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (6th in the majors). The Athletics have 217 assists, 12 errors and have a total of 684 putouts on the campaign. In 2,052 innings on the field, the Athletics have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.0% (27th in pro baseball).
Thus far in his career, Montas has given up 298 base hits while he has totaled 287 K's in 285 innings pitched. He has surrendered 139 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.404 and a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.79 and he has gone up against 1,246 batters so far in his MLB career. Montas (20-16 career record) has earned a 4.38 ERA while conceding 9.4 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Toronto
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