Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (+115) Oakland (-125)
Anthony Kay and the Toronto Blue Jays (14-12, 2nd in AL East) head to RingCentral Coliseum on Tuesday where they'll meet the Oakland Athletics (17-12, 1st in AL West). The Athletics open this contest at -125 while the Blue Jays are priced at +115. The total has been set at 9. The pitchers expected to start will be Anthony Kay and Cole Irvin.
Toronto has a slugging rate of .405 and have been called out on strikes 225 times, while being walked on 84 occasions. They have accounted for 112 RBI's and 205 base knocks so far this season, while their team batting average is sitting at .237. The Blue Jays have accounted for 29 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 38 balls out of the stadium. They have tallied 120 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .311. As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are scoring 4.6 runs per contest, which has them at 12th in baseball.
The Blue Jays are sitting with a team ERA of 3.42 so far this year (6th in the league), and the staff has rung up 224 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 70 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.01 as a unit this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.20 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.20. Blue Jays pitchers have surrendered 31 home runs and 97 runs in total (4th in MLB).
Blue Jays pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 35 times and also have had 39 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 17 holds so far this season (8th in the league). The Blue Jays relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 87.5% and has entered the game in 27 save situations. They have compiled 7 saves on the campaign and have not converted 1 of their 8 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 51 runners for the year with 25.5% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Blue Jays have sent 99 relief pitchers to the mound so far this year.
The Blue Jays have turned 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 2,040 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 18th in the majors. The Toronto Blue Jays have a tally of 680 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 255 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .982 which is 22nd in baseball, and have earned 176 double plays.
Kay has taken the hill for 38 innings and has earned 38 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Kay (3-1 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.79 and he has faced 177 opposing hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.87 (25 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.617. He has allowed 43 base hits (10.1 hits per 9 innings) with 19 free passes.
The Athletics have a team SLG% of .385 and they are recording 4.21 runs per game (15th in baseball). They have put up 35 doubles, while walking 101 times and putting up 122 runs. Oakland has hit 37 long balls this season to go along with 114 runs batted in. They have been rung up on 257 occasions (13th in baseball) and are sitting with 204 hits. The Oakland Athletics have compiled a team on-base percentage of .307 as well as a batting average of .218 this season.
The Athletics have a WHIP of 1.337 and have a FIP of 4.04 as a pitching staff for the season. They sit at 29th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 256. The Oakland pitching staff have relinquished 128 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 4.13 (117 earned runs relinquished). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.86 (243 strikeouts vs 85 bases on balls). They have yielded 33 long balls and they yield 4.52 runs per 9 innings (18th in MLB).
Sitting with 18 save situations, the Athletics have compiled 11 holds. Oakland has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 7 save chances and they have tallied 7 saves. Their relief pitchers have come in 26 times in high leverage situations and also on 22 occasions with runners on base. Oakland relievers hold an inherited score rate of 40.0% out of 35 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 2nd in MLB with a save rate of 100.0%, and they have dispatched 97 relievers to the hill on the season.
In 2,295 innings played, the Athletics have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 68.1% (27th in pro baseball). The Oakland Athletics have turned 19 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (9th in baseball). The Athletics have accrued 238 assists, 15 errors and have notched a total of 765 putouts for the season.
Irvin (4-5 career record) has a 5.60 earned run average while surrendering 10.8 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.33 and he has gone up against 320 opposing hitters in his MLB career. He has conceded 45 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.452 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. In his career, Irvin has given up 87 hits and he has 60 K's in 72 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Oakland (-125)
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