Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros Prediction, 4/22/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros
Date: Friday, April 22, 2022
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
The Toronto Blue Jays (7-5) are headed to Minute Maid Park on Friday where they will play the Houston Astros (6-6).
The Blue Jays have accumulated 19 doubles as a unit and have knocked 16 balls out of the park. Toronto is slugging .418 and have struck out 108 times, while taking a walk on 32 occasions. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are earning 4.1 runs per game, which has them sitting at 15th in baseball. They have amassed 48 RBI's and 101 hits for the year, while their batting average comes in at .251. They have earned a total of 49 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .316.
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Blue Jays pitchers have given up 13 long balls and 48 runs in total (15th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 34 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.05 as a unit on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.71 and their pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.19. The Blue Jays hold a team ERA of 3.94 for the season (18th in the league), and they have struck out 92 batters.
The Blue Jays have sent 48 relief pitchers to the mound on the season. The relievers have inherited 17 runners this year and 29.4% of those runners ended up scoring. They have earned 6 saves so far this year and have missed out on 1 out of their 7 save opportunities. The Blue Jays bullpen have compiled a save rate of 85.7% and has entered the game in 19 save situations. The relievers have earned 11 holds so far this season (5th in baseball). Blue Jays bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 9 times and also have had 16 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Toronto Blue Jays have accounted for 315 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 103 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which has them ranked 16th in pro baseball, and have accumulated 9 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 72.0% of balls in play into outs in their 945 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 8th in pro baseball.
Stripling has taken the mound for 543 innings and is sitting with 514 strikeouts so far in his career. Stripling (28-34 career mark) is the owner of a FIP of 4.13 while he has faced 2,271 opposing batters in the majors. His ERA is 3.96 (239 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.236. He has allowed 530 base hits (8.8 hits per nine innings) and has 142 free passes.
Houston is sitting with 14 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 40 RBIs. They have 17 two-baggers, while walking 42 times as well as earning 41 runs. The Houston Astros have earned an OBP of .282 as well as a batting average of .199 this year. The Astros hold a team slugging percentage of .355 and they average 3.42 runs per contest (23rd in MLB). They have been rung up on 91 occasions (24th in baseball) and have tallied 78 base knocks.
The Houston pitching staff have yielded 48 runs on the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.51 (41 earned runs allowed). They have surrendered 7 homers and they relinquish 4.11 runs per 9 innings (13th in the league). The Astros have a WHIP of 1.294 with a FIP of 3.59 as a pitching staff so far this season. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.24 (101 strikeouts vs 45 walks). They sit at 19th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 91.
Houston has had relief pitchers enter the contest in 4 save opportunities and they have tallied 3 saves. They rank 10th in the league with a save rate of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 45 relievers to the mound on the year. Their relievers have come in 12 times in high leverage situations and on 12 occasions with runners on base. Houston relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 35.3% of 17 inherited base runners. Sitting with 12 save situations, the Astros have compiled 8 holds and also 1 blown save.
In 948 innings on the diamond, the Astros have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (18th in professional baseball). The Houston Astros have turned 10 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .988 (11th in MLB). The Astros have 95 assists, 5 errors and are sitting with 316 putouts this season.
During his MLB career, Verlander has given up 2,544 base knocks while he has earned 3,028 punch outs in 3,001 innings pitched. Verlander (227-130 career mark) holds a 3.32 ERA while allowing 7.6 hits per 9 innings. He has given up a total of 1,106 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.132 and having a FIP of 3.4. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.55 and he has faced 12,261 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston
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