Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 6/5/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Minnesota Twins vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Minnesota (+155) Toronto (-180)
Rogers Centre is where the Toronto Blue Jays (30-21) will play the Minnesota Twins (31-23) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has Minnesota at +155 and Toronto is at -180. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Devin Smeltzer and Kevin Gausman.
As a team, the Minnesota Twins are earning 4.3 runs per game, which ranks them 15th in baseball. They have accounted for 233 runs scored and hold an OBP of .321. The Twins have compiled 91 two-baggers as a unit and have smacked 58 baseballs out of the park. They have recorded 224 RBI's as well as 439 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average is at .245. Minnesota has a slugging rate of .397 and have struck out 453 times, while taking a walk on 188 occasions.
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The Twins have compiled a team ERA of 3.47 on the year (7th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 456 hitters. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.02 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.19. Twins pitchers have given up 53 home runs and 199 runs in total (6th in MLB). They have walked 151 players from the other team and their FIP comes in at 3.73 as a team so far this season.
The Twins relievers have recorded a save percentage of 65.0% and has come into the game in 55 save situations. The relievers have inherited 68 runners this year and 27.9% of those players crossed the plate. Twins relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 45 times in addition to having 54 appearances in high leverage situations. The Twins have dispatched 173 relievers to the mound for the season. The relief pitchers have notched 34 holds this season (9th in the league). They have accumulated 13 saves over the course of the season and have blown 7 out of their 20 save opportunities.
The Twins have transformed 70.7% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,293 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 12th in the majors. The Minnesota Twins have accumulated 1,431 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 437 assists and 25 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which has them sitting 13th in baseball, and have earned 37 double plays.
Smeltzer has pitched in 93 innings and has accumulated 68 strikeouts during his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.56 (37 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.153. He has conceded 86 base knocks (8.3 hits per nine innings) and has 22 walks. Smeltzer (6-2 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.96 while he has faced 379 opposing hitters during his time in the majors.
The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting with an on-base percentage of .312 as well as a batting average of .241 on the season. They have been rung up on 412 instances (22nd in the league) and have tallied 406 base hits. Toronto has accumulated 57 HRs for the season to go along with 205 runs batted in. The Blue Jays have a slugging percentage of .400 and they score 4.10 runs per contest (22nd in the league). They have put up 94 doubles, while getting a free base 159 times as well as putting up 209 runs.
The Blue Jays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.210 and have a FIP of 3.76 as a unit on the year. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.30 (423 strikeouts against 128 walks). They are currently ranked 15th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 418. They have conceded 53 homers and they surrender 4.11 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 206 runs for the year while having an ERA of 3.71 (186 earned runs allowed).
Sitting with 74 save situations, the Blue Jays have tallied 41 holds and 10 blown saves. Toronto has had relievers step onto the hill in 31 save opportunities and they have tallied 21 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 81 times in high leverage situations and on 55 occasions with base runners. Toronto relievers have an inherited score rate of 31.8% of 85 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 12th in baseball with a save percentage of 67.7%, and they have dispatched 191 relievers to the mound for the year.
In their 4,062 innings on the field, the Blue Jays have a efficiency on defense of 69.9% (17th in baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 38 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .987 (10th in the majors). The Blue Jays have 430 assists, 23 errors and have 1,354 putouts on the campaign.
Gausman (69-75 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.95 ERA and has allowed 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.50 and he has faced 5,211 batters so far in his career. He has conceded a total of 543 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.272 and having a FIP of 3.8. During his MLB career, Gausman has conceded 1,223 hits while accumulating 1,231 strikeouts in 1,238 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Minnesota (+155)
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