Arizona Diamondbacks vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 7/15/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arizona Diamondbacks vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, July 15, 2023
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Arizona (+100) Toronto (-120)
Rogers Centre is the location where the Toronto Blue Jays (50-41) will take on the Arizona Diamondbacks (52-39) on Saturday. The moneyline on this matchup has Arizona at +100 and Toronto is coming in at -120. The total is 8.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Zach Davies and Jose Berrios.
Arizona owns a slugging percentage of .428 and have been rung up 700 times, while taking a walk on 301 occasions. They have 427 runs batted in in addition to 794 hits over the course of the season, while their team batting average sits at .258. The Diamondbacks have earned 173 doubles as a team and have knocked 105 baseballs out of the park. They are sitting with 449 runs and hold an OBP of .326. As a team, the Arizona Diamondbacks are putting up 4.9 runs per game, which is 8th in the league.
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The Diamondbacks have a team ERA of 4.35 this year (18th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 762 batters. Diamondbacks pitchers have given up 103 home runs and also 422 runs (19th in MLB). They have walked 304 hitters and their FIP sits at 4.26 as a team for the year. Arizona has relinquished 765 hits (8.5 per 9 innings) as well as 392 earned runs. Their K/BB ratio is 2.51 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.32.
Diamondbacks bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on base 89 times in addition to having 85 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have a total of 49 holds this season (13th in MLB). The Diamondbacks relief pitchers have earned a save percentage of 60.5% and stepped onto the hill in 88 save situations. They have earned 23 saves on the year and have blown 15 out of their 38 chances to save the game. The relievers have inherited 136 runners so far this year and 30.1% of them ended up scoring. The Diamondbacks have sent 293 relief pitchers to the hill for the season.
The Arizona Diamondbacks have amassed 2,431 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 797 assists and 31 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .990 which has them ranked 1st in the majors, and have accumulated 71 double plays. The Diamondbacks have turned 69.7% of baseballs in play into outs in their 7,293 innings on the field, ranking them 11th in professional baseball.
Davies has taken the ball for 1,019 innings and has earned 758 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Davies (59-58 career record) has a FIP of 4.46 and he has gone up against 4,342 opposing batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 4.25 (482 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.339. He has surrendered 1,015 base knocks (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has had 350 free passes.
Toronto has tallied 102 home runs on the season as well as 388 RBIs. They have 166 doubles, while taking a walk 287 times and notching 410 runs. The Toronto Blue Jays have compiled an on-base percentage of .326 in addition to a batting average of .259 so far this season. The Blue Jays hold a team slugging percentage of .415 and they average 4.51 runs per game (16th in the league). They have struck out on 725 occasions (25th in the league) and are sitting with 810 base hits.
The Toronto pitching staff have surrendered 376 runs on the campaign and come in with a team ERA of 3.85 (346 earned runs surrendered). They have surrendered 117 long balls and they relinquish 4.18 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball). The Blue Jays have a team WHIP of 1.244 and have a FIP of 4.13 as a team so far this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 9.60 (867 strikeouts vs 265 walks). They are currently ranked 14th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 742.
Sitting with 90 save situations, the Blue Jays have accrued 51 holds in addition to 8 blown saves. Toronto has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 39 save opportunities and they have converted 31 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 94 times in high leverage situations and on 99 occasions with runners on. Toronto relievers hold an inherited score percentage of 20.9% out of their 139 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 1st in baseball with a save percentage of 79.5%, and they have sent 301 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 71 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (17th in professional baseball). The Blue Jays have 708 assists, 46 errors and have a tally of 2,429 putouts so far this season. In 7,287 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (16th in MLB).
During his pro baseball career, Berrios has given up 1,067 hits while tallying 1,107 K's in 1,131 innings. He has surrendered 524 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.243 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.26 and he has gone up against 4,781 hitters during his MLB career. Berrios (80-60 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.17 ERA and has given up 8.5 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Toronto (-120)
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