Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/6/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Target Field is the site where the Minnesota Twins (55-50) will play the Toronto Blue Jays (59-46) on Saturday. The pitchers taking the mound are Mitch White and Dylan Bundy.
Toronto has a slugging % of .437 and have been rung up 814 times, while drawing a walk on 314 occasions. They have earned 496 RBI's in addition to 949 hits this season, and their average at the plate is at .265. The Blue Jays have tallied 202 two-baggers as a team and have knocked 135 balls out of the stadium. They are sitting with 509 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .329. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are compiling 4.9 runs per contest, which ranks them 3rd in the league.
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The Blue Jays have an earned run average of 3.85 on the season (11th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 897 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.25 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.22. Blue Jays pitchers have allowed 123 home runs and also 441 total runs (12th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 276 opposing players and their FIP comes in at 3.95 as a team for the year.
The Blue Jays have sent 375 relief pitchers to the hill so far this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 153 runners over the course of the season with 27.5% of those players crossed home plate. They have recorded 31 saves over the course of the season and have not converted 17 of 48 save chances. The Blue Jays relief pitchers have a save percentage of 64.6% and stepped onto the hill in 108 save situations. The bullpen have racked up 57 holds so far this year (14th in baseball). Blue Jays relief pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 101 times in addition to having 124 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Toronto Blue Jays have accumulated 2,799 putouts for the season, as well as 889 assists and 47 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .987 which is 8th in MLB, and have a total of 82 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 69.8% of balls in play into outs out of 8,397 innings, which has them ranked 15th in professional baseball.
White has pitched in 105 innings and is sitting with 98 strikeouts so far in his MLB career. His earned run average is 3.58 (42 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.202. He has conceded 90 hits (7.7 hits per nine innings) with 37 walks. White (3-5 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.87 while he has gone up against 445 batters during his time in the majors.
The Minnesota Twins hold an on-base percentage of .321 and a team batting average of .250 on the campaign. They have been rung up on 859 instances (21st in the league) and have a total of 884 hits. Minnesota has compiled 130 home runs so far this season to go along with 457 RBIs. The Twins hold a team slugging percentage of .416 and they are earning 4.50 runs per outing (10th in MLB). They have recorded 177 doubles, while taking a walk 345 times and racking up 473 runs.
The Twins have a team WHIP of 1.245 in addition to having a FIP of 4.19 as a staff on the season. They come in at 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 842. The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 450 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.05 (418 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio sits at 2.73 (862 strikeouts against 316 bases on balls). They have allowed 128 dingers and they relinquish 4.35 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league).
Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.0% out of 122 inherited runners. Their relievers have taken the field 112 times in high leverage situations and on 81 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 109 save situations, the Twins have tallied 67 holds and 20 blown saves. They are currently ranked 29th in baseball with a save percentage of 51.2%, and they have dispatched 358 bullpen pitchers onto the field so far this season. Minnesota has called on bullpen pitchers to enter the game in 41 save chances and they have walked away with 21 saves.
The Minnesota Twins have gotten 74 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (12th in the majors). The Twins have recorded 851 assists, 53 errors and have earned 2,790 putouts on the season. Out of their 8,370 innings played, the Twins hold a defensive efficiency of 70.9% (7th in pro baseball).
Bundy (52-62 career mark) has earned a 4.75 earned run average and has surrendered 8.9 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.99 and he has gone up against 3,671 batters in his career. He has allowed 454 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.306 and having a FIP of 4.7. During his career, Bundy has conceded 847 hits while totaling 826 punch outs in 860 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto
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