Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 4/15/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Friday, April 15, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
The Oakland Athletics (3-3) are on their way to Rogers Centre on Friday where they will try to beat the Toronto Blue Jays (4-2).
As a team, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 6.0 runs per contest, which ranks them 3rd in baseball. They are sitting with 36 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .303. The Athletics have accounted for 8 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 9 baseballs out of the stadium. They have amassed 33 runs batted in and 46 base knocks for the year, and their team batting average is .222. Oakland has a slugging percentage of .401 and have struck out 61 times, while being walked on 20 occasions.
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Athletics pitchers have given up 9 home runs in addition to 27 total runs (20th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 23 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.51 as a team on the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.35 and their pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.40. The Athletics have an ERA of 4.31 so far this year (22nd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 54 batters.
The Athletics have dispatched 23 relievers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 8 runners on the campaign with 25.0% of those players ended up crossing the plate. They have tallied 1 save so far this season and have blown 1 of their 2 chances to save the game. The Athletics relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 7 save situations. The bullpen have 5 holds for the season (8th in the league). Athletics pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 7 times as well as having 10 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Athletics have converted 68.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 393 innings, which has them ranked 22nd in the majors. The Oakland Athletics have earned 131 putouts on the year, as well as 40 assists and 4 errors. Their fielding rate is at .977 which has them ranked 27th in MLB, and they have turned 2 double plays.
Jefferies has pitched in 22 innings and has totaled 11 K's so far in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 4.50 (11 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.182. He has given up 18 hits (7.4 hits per nine innings) and has 8 walks. Jefferies (2-1 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 5.13 while he has gone up against 89 opposing batters in the majors.
The Toronto Blue Jays have accumulated an OBP of .298 in addition to a team batting average of .251 over the course of the season. They have been rung up on 55 occasions (11th in the league) and have tallied 51 base hits. Toronto has knocked in 11 home runs so far this season as well as 29 RBIs. The Blue Jays hold a team slugging % of .468 and they have an average of 4.83 runs per outing (10th in the league). They have recorded 11 doubles, while taking a walk 10 times and putting up 29 runs.
The Toronto pitching staff have given up 31 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 5.09 (30 earned runs surrendered). They have given up 10 long balls and they yield 5.26 runs per 9 innings (24th in baseball). The Blue Jays have a WHIP of 1.377 and are the owners of a FIP of 5.41 as a pitching staff this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 1.71 (41 strikeouts vs 24 bases on balls). They are sitting at 24th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 49.
Toronto has called on relievers to enter the game in 5 save chances and they have converted 4 saves. They sit at 10th in baseball holding a save rate of 80.0%, and they have sent 27 relief pitchers onto the field so far this year. Their relief pitchers have come in 10 times in high leverage situations in addition to 6 occasions with runners on base. Toronto relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 36.4% out of their 11 inherited base runners. With 12 save situations, the Blue Jays have earned 7 holds and also 1 blown save.
In their 396 innings on the field, the Blue Jays have earned a defensive efficiency of 73.3% (12th in pro baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten 4 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (16th in pro baseball). The Blue Jays have recorded 42 assists, 3 errors and have a tally of 132 putouts on the season.
During his MLB career, Stripling has allowed 528 hits while tallying 511 punch outs in 539 innings. He has conceded a total of 239 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.242 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. His K/BB ratio is 3.60 and he has faced 2,257 opposing batters thus far in his career. Stripling (28-34 career win-loss record) has earned a 3.99 ERA while giving up 8.8 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto
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