Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 9/20/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-110) Philadelphia (-110)
Citizens Bank Park is where the Philadelphia Phillies (80-66) will meet the Toronto Blue Jays (83-64) on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has the Blue Jays at -110 and the Phillies open at -110. The over/under is 8. The pitchers expected to start will be Ross Stripling and Kyle Gibson.
Toronto has a slugging % of .426 and have been rung up 1,122 times, while being walked on 450 occasions. They have tallied 671 RBI's as well as 1,311 hits over the course of the season, while their average at the plate is at .261. The Blue Jays have accumulated 284 two-baggers as a team and have hit 177 balls out of the stadium. They have 686 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .326. As a team, the Toronto Blue Jays are earning 4.7 runs per game, which is 6th in the league.
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The Blue Jays have compiled a team ERA of 3.88 so far this season (13th in the league), and their staff has rung up 1,260 batters. Their K/BB ratio is 3.31 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.23. Blue Jays pitchers have conceded 170 long balls and 617 runs in total (15th in the league). They have walked 381 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 3.90 as a team for the season.
The Blue Jays relief pitchers have a save rate of 64.6% and has entered the game in 152 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 224 base runners this year and 24.1% of those players earned a run for their team. Blue Jays relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 146 times and also have had 170 appearances in high leverage situations. The Blue Jays have sent 530 relief pitchers to the mound so far this season. The relievers have a total of 84 holds on the year (9th in baseball). They have accumulated 42 saves over the course of the season and have blown 23 out of their 65 chances to get a save.
The Toronto Blue Jays have a tally of 3,930 putouts on the year, in addition to 1,218 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding rate is holding at .986 which puts them in 11th in baseball, and have a total of 112 double plays. The Blue Jays have turned 69.4% of balls hit into play into outs out of 11,790 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 17th in baseball.
Stripling (36-38 career record) sits with a FIP of 3.96 and he has gone up against 2,719 hitters during his time in the majors. He has given up 625 hits (8.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 159 walks. His ERA is 3.78 (276 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.193. Stripling has taken the hill for 657 frames and has tallied 613 strikeouts in his career.
The Philadelphia Phillies are sitting with an on-base percentage of .317 as well as a batting average of .254 so far this year. They have been called out on strikes on 1,216 occasions (18th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,258 base hits. Philadelphia has recorded 187 home runs so far this year to go along with 653 RBIs. The Phillies have a team slugging % of .425 and they are recording 4.65 runs per outing (7th in MLB). They have notched 231 two-baggers, while taking a walk 424 times and scoring 679 runs.
The Phillies have a team WHIP of 1.242 and have a FIP of 3.61 as a unit so far this season. They are sitting at 12th in MLB as a staff in total hits allowed with 1,184. The Philadelphia pitching staff have allowed 611 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 3.91 (560 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 3.06 (1,277 strikeouts vs 418 free passes). They have surrendered 135 homers and they surrender 4.26 runs per 9 innings (15th in MLB).
Philadelphia bullpen pitchers have an inherited score rate of 33.9% out of their 183 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 144 times in high leverage situations and on 120 occasions with runners on. Sitting with 139 save situations, the Phillies have 82 holds in addition to 17 blown saves. They rank 8th in baseball with a save percentage of 69.6%, and they have sent 467 relievers to the hill on the year. Philadelphia has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 56 save opportunities and they have walked away with 39 saves.
The Philadelphia Phillies have gotten 112 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (4th in the majors). The Phillies have recorded 1,258 assists, 62 errors and have accounted for 3,871 putouts during this campaign. In 11,613 innings played, the Phillies have a efficiency on defense of 69.1% (21st in the majors).
In his pro baseball career, Gibson has surrendered 1,522 hits while earning 1,183 strikeouts in 1,488 innings pitched. Gibson (89-89 career record) has earned a 4.45 earned run average and has allowed 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered a total of 736 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.378 and a FIP of 4.3. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.24 and he has faced 6,388 opposing hitters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-110)
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