Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins Prediction, 8/7/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Minnesota Twins
Date: Sunday, August 7, 2022
Location: Target Field in Minneapolis, MN
TV: Bally Sports North
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-150) Minnesota (+130)
The Toronto Blue Jays (59-47) are en route to Target Field on Sunday where they will take on the Minnesota Twins (56-50). The odds on this game have the Blue Jays at -150 while the Twins are sitting at +130. The total has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Kevin Gausman and Chris Archer.
The Blue Jays have accumulated 202 doubles as a squad and have hit 138 baseballs out of the park. Toronto is slugging .438 and have struck out 826 times, while drawing a walk on 316 occasions. As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are scoring 4.9 runs per contest, which has them at 3rd in baseball. They have recorded 501 runs batted in as well as 960 base knocks for the season, while their batting average is sitting at .265. They are sitting with 514 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .329.
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Blue Jays pitchers have conceded 125 long balls and also 447 runs in total (13th in MLB). They have walked 280 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.96 as a team on the campaign. They have a K/BB ratio of 3.23 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.23. The Blue Jays have an ERA of 3.86 for the season (14th in the league), and they have rung up 903 hitters.
The Blue Jays have dispatched 381 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relievers have inherited 156 base runners over the course of the season with 26.9% of those players ended up scoring. They have accumulated 31 saves so far this year and have missed out on 17 of their 48 save chances. The Blue Jays bullpen have recorded a save percentage of 64.6% and stepped onto the hill in 108 save situations. The relief pitchers have 57 holds over the course of the season (15th in MLB). Blue Jays bullpen pitchers have come into the game with runners on 104 times in addition to having 126 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Toronto Blue Jays have 2,826 putouts this season, as well as 898 assists and 49 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which puts them in 8th in MLB, and have accumulated 84 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 69.7% of balls hit into play into outs in their 8,478 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 16th in pro baseball.
Gausman has taken the ball for 1,289 innings and has tallied 1,293 strikeouts during his career. His earned run average is 3.94 (564 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.279. He has surrendered 1,283 base knocks (9.0 hits per 9 innings) with 366 free passes. Gausman (72-80 win-loss mark in his career) holds a FIP of 3.72 and he has gone up against 5,431 batters in the majors.
The Minnesota Twins hold an on-base percentage of .321 and a team batting average of .250 for the season. They have struck out on 865 instances (21st in baseball) and have 895 base hits. Minnesota has knocked in 132 home runs on the season to go along with 463 runs batted in. The Twins have a team slugging % of .417 and they earn 4.52 runs per outing (10th in baseball). They have recorded 180 doubles, while walking 349 times and scoring 479 runs.
The Minnesota pitching staff have allowed 455 runs for the season while holding an ERA of 4.05 (423 earned runs conceded). They have given up 131 homers and they concede 4.36 runs per 9 innings (16th in the league). The Twins hold a team WHIP of 1.246 with a FIP of 4.20 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.75 (874 strikeouts against 318 walks). They come in at 13th in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 853.
Minnesota has had bullpen pitchers enter the contest in 42 save opportunities and they have tallied 21 saves. They are ranked 30th in baseball holding a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 362 relievers to the mound over the course of the season. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 116 times in high leverage situations and on 82 occasions with runners on base. Minnesota relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 32.0% out of 122 inherited runners. Sitting with 112 save situations, the Twins have 69 holds in addition to 21 blown saves.
The Minnesota Twins have gotten 75 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (12th in professional baseball). The Twins have recorded 861 assists, 53 errors and have a total of 2,820 putouts on the campaign. In their 8,460 innings on the field, the Twins have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.8% (7th in the majors).
During his pro baseball career, Archer has allowed 1,202 base knocks while he has totaled 1,432 punch outs in 1,327 frames. He has allowed a total of 573 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.258 and having a FIP of 3.7. His K/BB ratio is 3.06 and he has gone up against 5,602 batters in his MLB career. Archer (63-86 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.88 ERA while conceding 8.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-150)
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