Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 5/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-130) Cleveland (+110)
Progressive Field is where the Cleveland Guardians (12-13) will meet the Toronto Blue Jays (16-11) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has Toronto at -130 and Cleveland is at +110. The over/under comes in at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Ross Stripling and Triston McKenzie.
Toronto has a slugging percentage of .403 and have been called out on strikes 214 times, while being walked on 64 occasions. They have earned 96 RBI's in addition to 207 hits for the season, while their batting average is .241. The Blue Jays have compiled 43 doubles as a unit and have knocked 32 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 97 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .300. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are putting up 3.7 runs per outing, which has them at 21st in MLB.
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Blue Jays pitchers have surrendered 24 home runs and 104 runs in total (19th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 67 opposing hitters and their FIP is 3.44 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 3.36 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.20. The Blue Jays hold a team earned run average of 3.57 so far this year (15th in the league), and their staff has struck out 225 batters.
Blue Jays relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 24 times as well as having 46 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 22 holds on the year (5th in the league). The Blue Jays bullpen have recorded a save rate of 72.2% and has entered the game in 41 save situations. They have compiled 13 saves on the season and have blown 5 of 18 save chances. The relievers have inherited 36 runners on the year with 30.6% of those players ended up crossing the plate. The Blue Jays have sent 102 relievers to the mound on the campaign.
The Blue Jays have converted 69.5% of balls hit into play into outs in their 2,163 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 20th in the majors. The Toronto Blue Jays have a total of 721 putouts so far this season, as well as 237 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which puts them in 12th in the majors, and have accumulated 17 double plays.
Stripling has thrown 556 innings and has accumulated 526 strikeouts during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.96 (245 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.238. He has surrendered 546 hits (8.8 hits per 9 innings) with 143 walks. Stripling (28-34 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.09 and he has faced 2,327 hitters during his time in the major leagues.
The Cleveland Guardians hold an OBP of .318 as well as a batting average of .252 over the course of the season. They have been called out on strikes on 191 instances (24th in the league) and have notched a total of 206 hits. Cleveland has tallied 20 home runs on the campaign to go along with 109 runs batted in. The Guardians hold a slugging percentage of .396 and they have an average of 4.62 runs per game (5th in baseball). They have 44 two-baggers, while walking 76 times and putting up 111 runs.
The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 104 runs on the season and come in with a team ERA of 3.91 (91 earned runs yielded). They have given up 22 dingers and they give up 4.47 runs per 9 innings (23rd in MLB). The Guardians have a team WHIP of 1.190 and have a FIP of 3.78 as a team so far this year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.73 (194 strikeouts vs 71 walks). They come in at 8th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 178.
Cleveland has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 6 save chances and they have tallied 4 saves. They sit at 21st in baseball with a save percentage of 66.7%, and they have dispatched 81 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Their relievers have come in 29 times in high leverage situations in addition to 22 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 25.8% out of 31 inherited runners. With 14 save situations, the Guardians have amassed 7 holds in addition to 2 blown saves.
Out of their 1,968 innings on the field, the Guardians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.2% (12th in professional baseball). The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 15 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in MLB). The Guardians have 206 assists, 13 errors and have earned a total of 656 putouts on the campaign.
In his career, McKenzie has allowed 122 hits while totaling 202 punch outs in 176 innings pitched. He has surrendered 85 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.109 and having a FIP of 4.3. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.73 and he has gone up against 716 batters in his MLB career. McKenzie (8-12 career mark) has earned a 4.33 earned run average and has allowed 6.2 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-130)
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