Cleveland Guardians vs Toronto Blue Jays Prediction, 8/26/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Toronto Blue Jays
Date: Saturday, August 26, 2023
Location: Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+142) Toronto (-170)
Rogers Centre is the site where the Toronto Blue Jays (70-58) will compete against the Cleveland Guardians (60-68) on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Guardians at +142 while the Blue Jays are coming in at -170. The total is set at 8.5. The starting pitchers will be Logan Allen and Hyun Jin Ryu.
As a team, the Cleveland Guardians are earning 4.0 runs per outing, which is 28th in the league. They have accounted for 512 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .311. The Guardians have hit 228 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 93 baseballs out of the stadium. They have earned 477 runs batted in in addition to 1,081 hits on the campaign, and their team batting average is .249. Cleveland is slugging .377 and have been called out on strikes 897 times, while drawing a walk on 366 occasions.
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Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.56 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.28. Guardians pitchers have allowed 131 home runs and 523 total runs (6th in baseball). Cleveland has given up 1,060 hits (8.4 per 9 innings) and 482 earned runs. The Guardians have compiled a team earned run average of 3.80 for the year (4th in MLB), and their staff has struck out 1,028 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 402 hitters and their FIP is 4.12 as a team this season.
Guardians relief pitchers have come into the game with runners on base 112 times as well as having 146 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 73 holds for the season (10th in the league). The Guardians relievers have recorded a save percentage of 60.0% and has stepped onto the mound in 138 save situations. They have compiled 36 saves on the year and have blown 24 of 60 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 160 runners this season and 21.3% of them ended up crossing the plate. The Guardians have sent 417 relievers to the hill so far this year.
The Cleveland Guardians have notched a total of 3,426 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 1,134 assists and 62 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .987 which is 9th in MLB, and they have turned 96 double plays. The Guardians have converted 70.0% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 10,278 innings on the field, which ranks them 7th in baseball.
Allen has taken the mound for 96 innings and has accounted for 68 K's thus far in his career. His earned run average is 5.89 (63 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.661. He has allowed 118 hits (11.0 hits per 9 innings) with 42 free passes. Allen (5-10 career record) holds a FIP of 5.62 while he has faced 438 opposing batters during his time in the major leagues.
The Toronto Blue Jays have accounted for an on-base percentage of .328 in addition to a batting average of .257 so far this year. They have struck out on 1,041 instances (23rd in baseball) and have 1,132 base hits. Toronto has recorded 148 home runs for the year to go along with 541 RBIs. The Blue Jays hold a team slugging % of .414 and they score 4.45 runs per game (16th in MLB). They have hit 221 doubles, while walking 415 times as well as scoring 569 runs.
The Blue Jays have a WHIP of 1.238 and have a FIP of 4.05 as a squad so far this year. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 9.50 (1,202 strikeouts vs 380 walks). They are sitting at 10th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,033. They have surrendered 154 long balls and they relinquish 4.05 runs per 9 innings (1st in the league). The Toronto pitching staff have given up 513 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 3.68 (467 earned runs allowed).
Toronto bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 21.5% of 191 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 153 times in high leverage situations in addition to 132 occasions with runners on base. With 141 save situations, the Blue Jays have compiled 83 holds in addition to 13 blown saves. They rank 1st in the league with a save rate of 77.6%, and they have sent 431 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year. Toronto has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 58 save opportunities and they have walked away with 45 saves.
In 10,269 innings on the diamond, the Blue Jays hold a defensive efficiency of 69.4% (12th in MLB). The Toronto Blue Jays have turned 99 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .986 (10th in professional baseball). The Blue Jays have 1,008 assists, 61 errors and have accounted for 3,423 putouts over the course of the season.
In his career, Ryu has allowed 975 base knocks while he has tallied 911 punch outs in 1,022 innings pitched. He has surrendered 368 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.176 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.5. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.01 and he has faced 4,191 batters so far in his pro baseball career. Ryu (77-46 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a 3.24 ERA and has surrendered 8.6 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Cleveland (+142)
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