Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 4/16/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+190) Toronto (-235)
The Oakland Athletics (3-3) are hitting the road to Rogers Centre on Saturday where they will try to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays (4-2). The moneyline on this contest has the Athletics at +190 while the Blue Jays are priced at -235. The betting total is set at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start are Paul Blackburn and Hyun Jin Ryu.
Oakland owns a slugging percentage of .401 and have been rung up 61 times, while being walked on 20 occasions. They have 33 RBI's as well as 46 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate comes in at .222. The Athletics have tallied 8 doubles as a unit and have smacked 9 baseballs out of the stadium. They have notched a total of 36 runs scored while having a team OBP of .303. As a unit, the Oakland Athletics are putting up 6.0 runs per game, which puts them at 3rd in the league.
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The Athletics are sitting with a team earned run average of 4.31 for the year (22nd in baseball), and their staff has struck out 54 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 2.35 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.40. Athletics pitchers have conceded 9 long balls in addition to 27 runs in total (20th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 23 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.51 as a team this year.
The Athletics relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 50.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 7 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 8 runners on the season with 25.0% of those runners ended up scoring. Athletics pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 7 times and also have had 10 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 23 relievers to the mound for the season. The bullpen have 5 holds for the season (8th in the league). They have 1 save on the year and have blown 1 of their 2 save chances.
The Athletics have turned 69.1% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 474 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 21st in professional baseball. The Oakland Athletics have notched a total of 158 putouts for the season, in addition to 50 assists and 5 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .977 which is 27th in the majors, and have earned 2 double plays.
Blackburn (7-11 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.57 while he has faced 622 opposing hitters in the major leagues. He has given up 170 hits (10.7 hits per nine innings) and has 39 free passes. His ERA is 5.54 (88 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.462. Blackburn has taken the mound for 143 innings and has tallied 84 punch outs in his career.
The Blue Jays have a team slugging % of .468 and they are scoring 4.83 runs per outing (10th in the league). They have 11 doubles, while taking a walk 10 times and putting up 29 runs. Toronto has knocked in 11 long balls so far this season as well as 29 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 55 instances (11th in baseball) and have accounted for 51 hits. The Toronto Blue Jays have tallied an on-base percentage of .298 and a batting average of .251 on the campaign.
The Toronto pitching staff have allowed 31 runs so far this year while holding a team ERA of 5.09 (30 earned runs yielded). They have given up 10 homers and they allow 5.26 runs per 9 innings (24th in MLB). The Blue Jays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.377 and have a FIP of 5.41 as a team for the year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 1.71 (41 strikeouts against 24 bases on balls). They rank 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 49.
Toronto relievers have an inherited score percentage of 36.4% out of 11 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 10 times in high leverage situations in addition to 6 occasions with base runners. With 12 save situations, the Blue Jays have tallied 7 holds and also 1 blown save. They are currently ranked 10th in the league with a save rate of 80.0%, and they have sent 27 relievers to the mound for the season. Toronto has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 5 save opportunities and they have walked away with 4 saves.
In their 477 innings on the field, the Blue Jays have earned a efficiency on defense of 73.0% (9th in baseball). The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten 5 double plays and have a fielding rate of .986 (14th in the majors). The Blue Jays have recorded 48 assists, 3 errors and have a total of 159 putouts this year.
Ryu (73-45 career win-loss record) is the owner of a 3.24 ERA and has surrendered 8.6 hits per 9 innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.02 and he has gone up against 4,019 hitters during his MLB career. He has conceded a total of 353 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.177 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. In his MLB career, Ryu has surrendered 933 base knocks while he has earned 884 punch outs in 979 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (-235) and under 9 runs
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