Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 5/8/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Sunday, May 8, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-126) Cleveland (+108)
The Cleveland Guardians (12-14) are welcoming the Toronto Blue Jays (17-11) at Progressive Field on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Blue Jays at -126 and the Guardians are opening at +108. The total is 8. The expected starting pitchers are Alek Manoah and Kirk McCarty.
Toronto is slugging .406 and have been called out on strikes 224 times, while being walked on 65 occasions. They have accumulated 101 RBI's in addition to 216 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average is .242. The Blue Jays have hit 45 two-baggers as a team and have hit 34 baseballs out of the stadium. They have a total of 102 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .300. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 3.8 runs per contest, which puts them at 21st in baseball.
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Blue Jays pitchers have surrendered 25 long balls and also 110 runs in total (22nd in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 69 opposing players and their FIP sits at 3.47 as a team on the campaign. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.30 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.21. The Blue Jays have compiled a team ERA of 3.67 so far this year (16th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 228 batters.
The Blue Jays have sent 104 relievers to the mound on the season. The relievers have inherited 38 runners so far this season with 31.6% of them ended up scoring. They have accumulated 13 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 5 of 18 save chances. The Blue Jays relievers have earned a save percentage of 72.2% and has stepped onto the mound in 41 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 22 holds over the course of the season (6th in MLB). Blue Jays relief pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 25 times in addition to having 46 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Toronto Blue Jays have a total of 721 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 237 assists and 13 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .987 which is 10th in the majors, and have a total of 17 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 69.5% of balls in play into outs in their 2,163 innings on the field, ranking them 20th in the majors.
Manoah has thrown 142 frames and has earned 159 K's during his pro baseball career. Manoah (13-2 mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.66 and he has faced 577 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 2.84 (45 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.002. He has surrendered 95 hits (6.0 hits per 9 innings) and has had 48 walks.
The Cleveland Guardians have accumulated a team OBP of .320 as well as a team batting average of .254 so far this season. They have been rung up on 194 occasions (25th in MLB) and have recorded 217 base hits. Cleveland has recorded 21 home runs so far this year as well as 115 runs batted in. The Guardians have a SLG% of .399 and they are recording 4.68 runs per game (4th in the league). They have recorded 46 doubles, while taking a walk 78 times and putting up 117 runs.
The Guardians have a WHIP of 1.187 and have a FIP of 3.79 as a pitching staff so far this year. They have a ranking of 5th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 187. The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 109 runs this year while having a team ERA of 3.96 (96 earned runs surrendered). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.83 (204 strikeouts against 72 walks). They have surrendered 24 homers and they concede 4.50 runs per 9 innings (23rd in baseball).
Cleveland has called on relievers to enter the game in 7 save chances and they have recorded 5 saves. They rank 17th in MLB with a save percentage of 71.4%, and they have dispatched 84 relief pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Their relievers have come in 31 times in high leverage situations in addition to 23 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland relievers have an inherited score rate of 25.0% out of 32 inherited runners. With 17 save situations, the Guardians have earned 9 holds and 2 blown saves.
In their 1,968 innings on the field, the Guardians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 71.2% (12th in the majors). The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 15 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .985 (17th in baseball). The Guardians have accrued 206 assists, 13 errors and have notched a total of 656 putouts so far this year.
In his MLB career, McCarty has allowed 4 hits and he has 3 punch outs in 3 innings pitched. McCarty (0-0 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 12.00 earned run average while surrendering 12.0 hits per 9 innings. He has given up 4 ER's while holding a WHIP of 2.000 and a FIP of 11.8. He has a K/BB ratio of 1.50 and he has gone up against 15 hitters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-126)
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