Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/5/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Friday, August 5, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
The Minnesota Twins (55-49) will try to defeat the Toronto Blue Jays (58-46) at Target Field on Friday. The expected starting pitchers are Jose Berrios and Tyler Mahle.
As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are notching 4.8 runs per game, which has them sitting at 3rd in the league. They have accumulated 500 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .327. The Blue Jays have accounted for 199 doubles as a team and have knocked 133 balls out of the park. They have 487 RBI's in addition to 936 hits for the season, while their batting average is at .264. Toronto has a slugging % of .435 and have struck out 805 times, while taking a walk on 308 occasions.
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The Blue Jays have an earned run average of 3.86 this year (12th in MLB), and they have rung up 889 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.28 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.23. Blue Jays pitchers have allowed 122 long balls and also 438 runs in total (11th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 271 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.94 as a unit for the year.
The Blue Jays have dispatched 372 relief pitchers to the mound on the campaign. The relief pitchers have inherited 153 base runners on the campaign and 27.5% of them crossed home plate. They have accumulated 31 saves for the season and have missed out on 17 of their 48 chances to get a save. The Blue Jays relief pitchers have recorded a save rate of 64.6% and stepped onto the hill in 107 save situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 56 holds so far this year (16th in baseball). Blue Jays pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 101 times and also have had 123 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Toronto Blue Jays are sitting with 2,772 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 880 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which puts them in 8th in the majors, and have 82 double plays. The Blue Jays have transformed 69.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of 8,316 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 18th in pro baseball.
Berrios has thrown 966 innings and has racked up 963 K's during his career. His ERA is 4.15 (445 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.233. He has given up 898 hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has had 293 walks. Berrios (68-51 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 4.03 and he has gone up against 4,078 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Minnesota Twins have a team on-base percentage of .321 as well as a team batting average of .251 so far this season. They have been called out on strikes on 851 occasions (21st in baseball) and have earned a total of 881 base hits. Minnesota has recorded 129 HRs so far this season to go along with 454 runs batted in. The Twins have a team slugging % of .417 and they are earning 4.52 runs per contest (10th in the league). They have put up 176 doubles, while taking a walk 340 times and putting up 470 runs.
The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.237 with a FIP of 4.17 as a pitching staff on the year. They come in at 11th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 829. The Minnesota pitching staff have surrendered 441 runs on the season while having a team ERA of 4.01 (410 earned runs relinquished). They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.75 (853 strikeouts against 310 walks). They have conceded 126 homers and they allow 4.31 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league).
Sitting with 108 save situations, the Twins have earned 67 holds and also 19 blown saves. Minnesota has called on relief pitchers to step onto the mound in 40 save opportunities and they have recorded 21 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 112 times in high leverage situations and also on 80 occasions with runners on. Minnesota relievers have an inherited score rate of 30.8% out of 120 inherited runners. They sit at 29th in baseball holding a save percentage of 52.5%, and they have sent 355 relievers onto the diamond on the year.
In 8,289 innings on the diamond, the Twins have earned a defensive efficiency of 71.0% (5th in professional baseball). The Minnesota Twins have turned 72 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (13th in MLB). The Twins have accrued 842 assists, 52 errors and have a tally of 2,763 putouts this year.
Mahle (31-38 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 4.35 ERA while surrendering 8.5 hits per 9 innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.87 and he has gone up against 2,555 hitters thus far in his career. He has given up a total of 287 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.322 and a FIP of 4.2. In his pro baseball career, Mahle has given up 563 base hits while earning 637 K's in 593 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto
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