Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics Prediction, 5/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Oakland Athletics
Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021
Location: RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA
TV: NBC Sports California
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-143) Oakland (+132)
Hyun Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays (14-14, 4th in AL East) are headed to RingCentral Coliseum on Thursday where they'll take on the Oakland Athletics (19-12, 1st in AL West). The Blue Jays open this game at -143 while the Athletics are coming in at +132. The over/under opens at 8. The starting pitchers will be Hyun Jin Ryu and Mike Fiers.
The Blue Jays have hit 31 doubles as a squad and have knocked 38 balls out of the park. Toronto has a slugging percentage of .392 and have struck out 245 times, while being walked on 86 occasions. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are recording 4.5 runs per outing, which ranks them 14th in the league. They have compiled 116 runs batted in and 217 base knocks this season, and their team batting average is sitting at .234. They have accumulated 125 runs scored while having a team OBP of .305.
Blue Jays pitchers have yielded 34 long balls and also 106 runs (7th in baseball). They have walked 78 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.09 as a team on the campaign. They have accrued a K/BB ratio of 3.09 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.22. The Blue Jays hold a team earned run average of 3.53 so far this year (8th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 241 batters.
The Blue Jays have dispatched 103 relief pitchers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 52 runners on the year and 25.0% of them crossed home plate. They have tallied 7 saves this season and have not converted 1 of 8 save chances. The Blue Jays relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 87.5% and has entered the game in 27 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 17 holds for the season (15th in MLB). Blue Jays relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 36 times in addition to having 39 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Blue Jays have turned 69.9% of balls hit into play into outs in their 2,184 innings on the field, which ranks them 17th in the majors. The Toronto Blue Jays have 728 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 266 assists and 17 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .983 which ranks 16th in MLB, and have a total of 192 double plays.
Ryu has taken the hill for 835 innings and has 763 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 2.94 (273 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.159. He has surrendered 784 base hits (8.5 hits per 9 innings) and has 184 walks. Ryu (60-37 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.29 and he has gone up against 3,412 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Athletics hold a slugging percentage of .390 and they are earning 4.23 runs per outing (17th in MLB). They have recorded 39 two-baggers, while taking a walk 109 times as well as recording 131 runs. Oakland has a total of 40 long balls so far this season as well as 123 runs batted in. They have struck out on 274 occasions (12th in baseball) and have totaled 219 hits. The Oakland Athletics have accounted for a team OBP of .310 and a batting average of .220 this year.
The Athletics hold a team WHIP of 1.300 in addition to having a FIP of 3.85 as a staff over the course of the season. They come in at 29th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 268. The Oakland pitching staff have yielded 133 runs so far this season while having an ERA of 4.02 (122 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.02 (263 strikeouts against 87 walks). They have surrendered 33 homers and they concede 4.38 runs per 9 innings (16th in baseball).
With 22 save situations, the Athletics have earned 13 holds and also 0 blown saves. Oakland has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 9 save opportunities and they have recorded 9 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 27 times in high leverage situations and also on 22 occasions with runners on base. Oakland bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 40.0% out of their 35 inherited base runners. They rank 2nd in baseball with a save percentage of 100.0%, and they have sent 101 relievers onto the diamond on the campaign.
In their 2,457 innings on the diamond, the Athletics have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 68.4% (25th in MLB). The Oakland Athletics have turned 20 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (5th in professional baseball). The Athletics have accrued 251 assists, 15 errors and have accounted for 819 putouts for the season.
Fiers (75-63 career mark) is the owner of a 4.05 earned run average and has conceded 8.7 hits per 9 innings. His K/BB ratio is 2.94 and he has faced 4,832 hitters so far in his career. He has conceded a total of 516 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.262 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. Thus far in his career, Fiers has allowed 1,110 base hits while he has accumulated 993 strikeouts in 1,147 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Oakland (+132)
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