Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies Prediction, 9/21/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Toronto Blue Jays vs Philadelphia Phillies
Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Location: Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, PA
TV: NBC Sports Philadelphia
Odds/Point Spread: Toronto (-115) Philadelphia (-105)
Citizens Bank Park is where the Philadelphia Phillies (80-66) will play the Toronto Blue Jays (83-64) on Wednesday. The moneyline on this contest has Toronto at -115 while Philadelphia is sitting at -105. The betting total is set at 8. The starting pitchers are Kevin Gausman and Zack Wheeler.
As a squad, the Toronto Blue Jays are scoring 4.7 runs per game, which ranks them 6th in baseball. They have racked up 686 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .326. The Blue Jays have accrued 284 doubles as a squad and have hit 177 balls out of the stadium. They have 671 runs batted in and 1,311 hits this year, and their average at the plate comes in at .261. Toronto is slugging .426 and have been called out on strikes 1,122 times, while drawing a walk on 450 occasions.
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Blue Jays pitchers have given up 170 home runs and 617 runs in total (15th in baseball). They have walked 381 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.90 as a team this season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 3.31 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.23. The Blue Jays have a team earned run average of 3.88 on the campaign (13th in MLB), and they have rung up 1,260 hitters.
The Blue Jays have dispatched 530 relievers to the hill on the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 224 base runners so far this year and 24.1% of them earned a run for their team. They have accumulated 42 saves this year and have blown 23 of their 65 chances to save the game. The Blue Jays relievers have recorded a save rate of 64.6% and has entered the game in 152 save situations. The relievers have tallied 84 holds this year (9th in the league). Blue Jays bullpen pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 146 times in addition to having 170 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Blue Jays have converted 69.4% of balls in play into outs out of 11,790 innings on the field, which ranks them 17th in the majors. The Toronto Blue Jays have a total of 3,930 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 1,218 assists and 71 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .986 which has them ranked 11th in MLB, and have accumulated 112 double plays.
Gausman (76-82 career record) holds a FIP of 3.71 and he has gone up against 5,629 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. He has surrendered 1,337 base knocks (9.0 hits per nine innings) with 371 free passes. His earned run average is 3.95 (587 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.278. Gausman has taken the ball for 1,336 frames and has 1,347 strikeouts in his MLB career.
The Phillies have a team slugging % of .425 and they average 4.65 runs per outing (7th in baseball). They have put up 231 doubles, while taking a walk 424 times and racking up 679 runs. Philadelphia has accounted for 187 HRs this season to go along with 653 RBIs. They have been rung up on 1,216 occasions (18th in MLB) and have earned a total of 1,258 base knocks. The Philadelphia Phillies have recorded an OBP of .317 and a batting average of .254 for the year.
The Phillies hold a team WHIP of 1.242 in addition to having a FIP of 3.61 as a unit for the year. They come in at 12th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits given up with 1,184. The Philadelphia pitching staff have allowed 611 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.91 (560 earned runs given up). Their K/BB ratio comes in at 3.06 (1,277 strikeouts vs 418 walks). They have conceded 135 HR's and they surrender 4.26 runs per 9 innings (15th in baseball).
Philadelphia bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 33.9% of 183 inherited base runners. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 144 times in high leverage situations in addition to 120 occasions with runners on. With 139 save situations, the Phillies have 82 holds and 17 blown saves. They are currently ranked 8th in the league holding a save percentage of 69.6%, and they have sent 467 relief pitchers onto the field so far this year. Philadelphia has called on relievers to take the mound in 56 save opportunities and they have tallied 39 saves.
Out of their 11,613 innings on the diamond, the Phillies have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.1% (21st in pro baseball). The Philadelphia Phillies have turned 112 double plays and have a fielding rate of .988 (4th in MLB). The Phillies have accrued 1,258 assists, 62 errors and have amassed 3,871 putouts this year.
In his career, Wheeler has conceded 1,052 base knocks while he has earned 1,174 punch outs in 1,171 innings. Wheeler (73-57 career win-loss record) holds a 3.46 earned run average and has allowed 8.1 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 450 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.209 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.4. His K/BB ratio is 3.22 and he has gone up against 4,875 batters during his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-115)
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