Detroit Tigers vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 3/25/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Detroit Tigers vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Friday, March 25, 2022
Location: TD Ballpark in Dunedin, FL
Hyun Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays (91-71 last year, 4th in AL East) host the Detroit Tigers (77-85 last season, 3rd in AL Central) at TD Ballpark on Friday.
The Tigers compiled 236 two-baggers as a squad and hit 179 balls out of the park. Detroit had a slugging rate of .399 and struck out 1,514 times, while being walked on 490 occasions. As a squad, the Detroit Tigers compiled 4.3 runs per outing, which ranked them 22nd in MLB. They accounted for 675 runs batted in in addition to 1,299 base knocks in the previous season, and their team batting average was .242. They accumulated 697 runs and held an OBP of .308.
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The Tigers finished with a team ERA of 4.32 in the previous season (17th in MLB), and they struck out 1,259 batters. They earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.20 and the pitching staff had a collective WHIP of 1.37. Tigers pitchers allowed 199 home runs and also 756 runs (19th in baseball). They walked 571 opposing players and their FIP came in at 4.60 as a unit over the course of last season.
The Tigers bullpen accumulated a save rate of 63.6% and came into the game in 149 save situations. The relief pitchers inherited 234 base runners for the prior year with 35.9% of them crossed the plate. Tigers relief pitchers entered the game with runners on base 155 times as well as having 167 games in high leverage situations. The Tigers had dispatched 577 relief pitchers to the hill last season. The relief pitchers notched 78 holds over the course of the prior season (15th in MLB). They accumulated 42 saves last year and blew 24 of 66 chances to get a save.
The Tigers converted 69.8% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 12,777 innings on the diamond, which had them sitting at 15th in baseball. The Detroit Tigers had a total of 4,259 putouts for the prior year, as well as 1,492 assists and 83 errors. Their fielding percentage held at .986 which had them ranked 11th in professional baseball, and they twisted 136 double plays.
Skubal has taken the ball for 181 innings and has racked up 201 K's thus far in his career. Skubal (9-16 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 5.20 while he has faced 768 opposing hitters in the majors. His earned run average is 4.57 (92 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.252. He has conceded 169 hits (8.4 hits per 9 innings) with 58 walks.
The Blue Jays had a slugging percentage of .466 and they scored 5.22 runs per outing (3rd in the league). They hit 285 doubles, while walking 496 times as well as scoring 846 runs. Toronto had 262 long balls for the previous season and 816 RBIs. They were rung up on 1,218 occasions (30th in the league) and recorded 1,455 hits. The Toronto Blue Jays had a team OBP of .330 as well as a batting average of .266 over the course of last season.
The Blue Jays had a team WHIP of 1.231 with a FIP of 4.18 as a squad for the prior year. They had a K/BB ratio of 3.10 (1,468 strikeouts vs 473 free passes). They ranked 10th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,257. They surrendered 209 HR's and they surrender 4.25 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Toronto pitching staff relinquished 663 runs in the previous season while having an ERA of 3.91 (610 earned runs relinquished).
Toronto relievers had an inherited score percentage of 28.9% of 239 inherited base runners. Their relievers came in 156 times in high leverage situations and on 167 occasions with runners on base. With 119 save situations, the Blue Jays earned 64 holds and 18 blown saves. They ranked 8th in MLB holding a save percentage of 65.4%, and they sent 537 relief pitchers to the mound last season. Toronto called on relievers to step onto the hill in 52 save chances and they earned 34 saves.
In their 12,648 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays finished with a efficiency on defense of 70.0% (9th in the majors). Toronto Blue Jays turned 122 double plays and owned a fielding percentage of .984 (20th in professional baseball). The Blue Jays racked up 1,371 assists, 90 errors and are sitting with 4,216 putouts over the course of last season.
Thus far in his career, Ryu has given up 928 base hits and he has 880 K's in 976 frames. He has surrendered a total of 347 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.174 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.04 and he has faced 4,002 hitters thus far in his career. Ryu (73-45 career record) is the owner of a 3.20 ERA while conceding 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Detroit
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