Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros Prediction, 4/23/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Houston Astros
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
The Houston Astros (6-6) welcome the Toronto Blue Jays (7-5) at Minute Maid Park on Saturday.
Toronto has a slugging rate of .418 and have struck out 108 times, while being walked on 32 occasions. They have 48 RBI's as well as 101 base knocks this season, and their team batting average comes in at .251. The Blue Jays have hit 19 doubles as a team and have smacked 16 balls out of the stadium. They have accumulated 49 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .316. As a unit, the Toronto Blue Jays are scoring 4.1 runs per contest, which ranks them 15th in baseball.
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Blue Jays pitchers have allowed 13 home runs and 48 runs in total (15th in baseball). They have walked 34 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.05 as a team on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 2.71 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.19. The Blue Jays have a team earned run average of 3.94 on the campaign (18th in MLB), and they have struck out 92 batters.
Blue Jays pitchers have entered the contest with runners on base 9 times in addition to having 16 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have tallied 11 holds so far this year (5th in MLB). The Blue Jays relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 85.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 19 save situations. They have 6 saves on the campaign and have missed out on 1 of 7 save chances. The relievers have inherited 17 base runners so far this year and 29.4% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Blue Jays have dispatched 48 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Blue Jays have converted 72.0% of baseballs in play into outs out of 945 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 8th in pro baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays have a tally of 315 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 103 assists and 6 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which has them sitting 16th in the majors, and they have turned 9 double plays.
Manoah has thrown 123 innings and is sitting with 140 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Manoah (11-2 win-loss record in his career) has a FIP of 3.79 while facing 506 hitters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.06 (42 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.035. He has surrendered 82 hits (6.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 46 walks.
Houston has hit 14 long balls so far this year and 40 runs batted in. They have hit 17 two-baggers, while getting a free base 42 times as well as earning 41 runs. The Houston Astros have recorded a team OBP of .282 in addition to a batting average of .199 on the season. The Astros have a team slugging % of .355 and they tally 3.42 runs per contest (23rd in the league). They have been called out on strikes on 91 instances (24th in MLB) and have notched a total of 78 hits.
The Astros have a WHIP of 1.294 in addition to having a FIP of 3.59 as a team this season. They have a ranking of 19th in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 91. The Houston pitching staff have given up 48 runs so far this season while holding a team ERA of 3.51 (41 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio is 2.24 (101 strikeouts vs 45 free passes). They have surrendered 7 dingers and they concede 4.11 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB).
Houston has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 4 save chances and they have recorded 3 saves. They sit at 10th in baseball with a save percentage of 75.0%, and they have dispatched 45 bullpen pitchers to the hill on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 12 times in high leverage situations and on 12 occasions with runners on base. Houston bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 35.3% out of 17 inherited runners. With 12 save situations, the Astros have earned 8 holds and 1 blown save.
The Houston Astros have gotten 10 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .988 (11th in the majors). The Astros have recorded 95 assists, 5 errors and have a tally of 316 putouts during this campaign. Out of their 948 innings played, the Astros have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 69.7% (18th in pro baseball).
Thus far in his career, Urquidy has conceded 159 hits while he has earned 151 punch outs in 186 innings pitched. He has given up 77 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.039 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.31 and he has faced 745 opposing batters so far in his career. Urquidy (12-6 career win-loss mark) holds a 3.71 earned run average while allowing 7.7 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Houston
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