Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 4/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+130) Toronto (-150)
The Houston Astros (10-9) are traveling to Rogers Centre on Saturday where they will meet the Toronto Blue Jays (13-7). The odds on this game have the Astros at +130 and the Blue Jays are opening at -150. The total comes in at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Luis Garcia and Jose Berrios.
The Astros have tallied 27 doubles as a team and have hit 21 balls out of the park. Houston is slugging .350 and have been called out on strikes 154 times, while drawing a walk on 62 occasions. As a squad, the Houston Astros are notching 3.6 runs per game, which is 22nd in MLB. They have amassed 66 runs batted in in addition to 128 base knocks so far this year, while their batting average comes in at .204. They have earned a total of 68 runs and have an OBP of .279.
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The Astros have compiled a team ERA of 3.48 for the season (13th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 153 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 61 hitters and their FIP comes in at 3.78 as a team so far this season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.51 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.21. Astros pitchers have allowed 16 home runs and also 74 total runs (11th in MLB).
Astros pitchers have come into the game with runners on 18 times as well as having 27 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have 13 holds over the course of the season (10th in the league). The Astros relievers have recorded a save rate of 71.4% and has entered the game in 20 save situations. They have accumulated 5 saves so far this season and have blown 2 of their 7 save chances. The relief pitchers have inherited 27 base runners for the season and 33.3% of those runners crossed home plate. The Astros have sent 70 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Astros have converted 71.7% of balls in play into outs out of their 1,515 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 11th in the majors. The Houston Astros have earned a total of 505 putouts on the campaign, as well as 146 assists and 7 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .989 which ranks 6th in MLB, and they have twisted 14 double plays.
Garcia has taken the ball for 183 frames and has totaled 190 strikeouts during his career. Garcia (12-9 career win-loss mark) sits with a FIP of 3.75 while he has gone up against 743 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.53 (72 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.145. He has conceded 151 hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 59 walks.
The Blue Jays hold a team slugging % of .407 and they have an average of 4.00 runs per contest (15th in baseball). They have hit 30 doubles, while taking a walk 52 times as well as earning 80 runs. Toronto has accumulated 26 home runs on the season as well as 79 RBIs. They have been rung up on 167 instances (16th in MLB) and have totaled 164 hits. The Toronto Blue Jays have an OBP of .304 and a batting average of .245 for the year.
The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.162 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.29 as a squad on the campaign. They are currently ranked 25th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits allowed with 158. The Toronto pitching staff have relinquished 77 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.54 (70 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.39 (166 strikeouts against 49 free passes). They have allowed 16 dingers and they concede 3.89 runs per 9 innings (11th in the league).
Toronto has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the mound in 15 save chances and they have earned 10 saves. They are ranked 22nd in the league with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have sent 79 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 34 times in high leverage situations and on 18 occasions with runners on base. Toronto relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 37.0% out of their 27 inherited runners. Sitting with 32 save situations, the Blue Jays have 16 holds in addition to 5 blown saves.
The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 14 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .987 (13th in MLB). The Blue Jays have accrued 172 assists, 9 errors and have 535 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 1,605 innings on the field, the Blue Jays have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (17th in pro baseball).
In his career, Berrios has given up 796 base knocks while he has accumulated 872 strikeouts in 870 innings. Berrios (61-47 career mark) holds a 4.06 ERA and has allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 392 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.229 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.19 and he has gone up against 3,673 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (-150) and under 8.5 runs
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