Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 4/29/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Friday, April 29, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
The Houston Astros (9-9) are on their way to Rogers Centre on Friday where they will meet the Toronto Blue Jays (12-7).
As a team, the Houston Astros are putting up 3.6 runs/g, which has them at 23rd in the league. They have 65 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .285. The Astros have accounted for 26 doubles as a unit and have hit 20 balls out of the park. They have recorded 63 runs batted in in addition to 125 base knocks over the course of the season, and their team batting average is at .209. Houston has a slugging % of .356 and have struck out 148 times, while taking a walk on 61 occasions.
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The Astros have a team earned run average of 3.56 for the season (15th in the league), and the staff has rung up 144 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 60 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.85 as a unit so far this season. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.40 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.24. Astros pitchers have surrendered 15 long balls and 72 runs in total (13th in the league).
The Astros have sent 68 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The relievers have inherited 27 base runners over the course of the season and 33.3% of those runners ended up scoring. They have compiled 4 saves on the year and have blown 2 of 6 save opportunities. The Astros relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 66.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 18 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 12 holds over the course of the season (10th in MLB). Astros bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 18 times as well as having 25 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Houston Astros have amassed 478 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 140 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .989 which puts them in 9th in baseball, and they have twisted 14 double plays. The Astros have converted 71.2% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 1,434 innings, which has them ranked 12th in MLB.
Urquidy (12-6 win-loss record in his career) holds a FIP of 4.21 while he has gone up against 768 batters in the majors. He has given up 165 base hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) and has 36 walks. His earned run average is 3.70 (79 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.045. Urquidy has pitched in 192 innings and has accounted for 154 strikeouts so far in his career.
The Toronto Blue Jays have accumulated an on-base percentage of .306 as well as a team batting average of .248 this year. They have been called out on strikes on 162 occasions (14th in MLB) and have recorded 158 base hits. Toronto has a total of 26 long balls this season to go along with 78 runs batted in. The Blue Jays have a team SLG% of .415 and they are recording 4.16 runs per game (15th in the league). They have hit 29 doubles, while getting a free base 49 times as well as scoring 79 runs.
The Toronto pitching staff have yielded 77 runs this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.73 (70 earned runs surrendered). They have allowed 16 home runs and they give up 4.10 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Blue Jays have a WHIP of 1.195 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.40 as a team on the campaign. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.29 (158 strikeouts against 48 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 27th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 154.
Toronto has had relievers take the mound in 14 save chances and they have earned 9 saves. They are ranked 21st in the league holding a save percentage of 64.3%, and they have sent 77 relief pitchers onto the diamond for the year. Their relievers have taken the field 32 times in high leverage situations in addition to 18 occasions with runners on. Toronto bullpen pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.0% out of 27 inherited base runners. With 30 save situations, the Blue Jays have earned 15 holds in addition to 5 blown saves.
The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten 14 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (16th in baseball). The Blue Jays have accrued 168 assists, 9 errors and are sitting with 508 putouts so far this year. Out of their 1,524 innings played, the Blue Jays are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (19th in baseball).
During his career, Kikuchi has surrendered 392 base hits while totaling 335 strikeouts in 377 innings pitched. He has given up 207 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.414 and a FIP of 5.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.36 and he has gone up against 1,638 opposing hitters during his MLB career. Kikuchi (15-25 record in his career) is the owner of a 4.93 earned run average while giving up 9.3 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto and over the total runs
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