Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 4/17/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Oakland Athletics vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Oakland (+215) Toronto (-265)
The Oakland Athletics (4-4) are on their way to Rogers Centre on Sunday where they will take on the Toronto Blue Jays (5-3). The moneyline on this contest has the Athletics at +215 and the Blue Jays open at -265. The total is set at 8.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Adam Oller and Alek Manoah.
As a squad, the Oakland Athletics are scoring 5.4 runs per game, which is 5th in baseball. They have earned a total of 43 runs and have an OBP of .291. The Athletics have accounted for 11 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 9 balls out of the park. They have accrued 37 runs batted in and 61 base knocks this year, and their team batting average comes in at .222. Oakland has a slugging % of .367 and have been rung up 84 times, while taking a walk on 23 occasions.
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The Athletics hold a team ERA of 4.16 so far this season (19th in baseball), and they have rung up 63 hitters. They have walked 28 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.61 as a team over the course of the season. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.25 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.37. Athletics pitchers have surrendered 11 long balls in addition to 34 total runs (17th in baseball).
The Athletics relief pitchers have compiled a save rate of 66.7% and stepped onto the hill in 10 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 15 runners so far this year and 20.0% of them earned a run for their team. Athletics relief pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 11 times in addition to having 11 appearances in high leverage situations. The Athletics have dispatched 31 relief pitchers to the mound this year. The relief pitchers have racked up 7 holds for the year (5th in the league). They have 2 saves this season and have blown 1 of their 3 chances to save the game.
The Oakland Athletics have a tally of 209 putouts so far this season, as well as 75 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .979 which has them ranked 26th in baseball, and have earned 5 double plays. The Athletics have converted 69.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 627 innings, which has them sitting 19th in MLB.
Oller (0-0 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 24.77 and he has faced 12 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 5 base hits (33.8 hits per 9 innings) with 3 free passes. His ERA is 33.75 (5 earned runs allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 6.000. Oller has pitched in 1 frame and has earned 3 K's so far in his career.
The Toronto Blue Jays have tallied an OBP of .319 as well as a batting average of .251 so far this year. They have been rung up on 71 instances (12th in the league) and have earned 67 base hits. Toronto has 12 home runs for the season as well as 33 RBIs. The Blue Jays have a team slugging % of .446 and they average 4.12 runs per game (17th in MLB). They have notched 16 doubles, while getting a free base 20 times as well as putting up 33 runs.
The Toronto pitching staff have conceded 35 runs this year while having an ERA of 4.37 (34 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 10 homers and they allow 4.50 runs per 9 innings (17th in the league). The Blue Jays are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.257 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.36 as a pitching staff over the course of the season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.48 (62 strikeouts against 25 bases on balls). They are sitting at 23rd in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 63.
Toronto relievers have an inherited score percentage of 33.3% of 15 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 11 times in high leverage situations and also on 8 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 16 save situations, the Blue Jays have compiled 9 holds in addition to 1 blown save. They are currently ranked 8th in MLB with a save percentage of 83.3%, and they have sent 35 relief pitchers to the hill on the season. Toronto has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 6 save chances and they have come away with 5 saves.
In 630 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 71.4% (11th in the majors). The Toronto Blue Jays have gotten 6 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (15th in MLB). The Blue Jays have accrued 64 assists, 4 errors and have earned a total of 210 putouts this year.
In his MLB career, Manoah has conceded 78 hits while earning 134 strikeouts in 117 innings. He has allowed a total of 40 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.037 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.05 and he has faced 482 batters during his pro baseball career. Manoah (10-2 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.06 ERA and has conceded 6.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Toronto (-265) and under 8.5 runs
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