Marlins vs Blue Jays Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/21

Marlins vs Blue Jays Prediction MLB Picks Today 6/21

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Blue Jays vs Marlins: MLB Predictions and Analysis

Welcome to our in-depth MLB predictions for the Toronto Blue Jays and Miami Marlins game at LoanDepot Park on June 21, 2023. Get exclusive analysis for your MLB picks for today.

 

Toronto Blue Jays: On the Road to Redemption

Pitching Analysis

Kevin Gausman will be starting for the Blue Jays. Boasting a 6-3 record, a 3.01 ERA, and a 1.13 WHIP over 92.2 innings, Gausman has an impressive 121 strikeouts. His performance is expected to be a significant factor in today’s game.

Hitting Analysis

Offensively, the Blue Jays have been strong with a team batting average of .262. Bo Bichette has been outstanding, leading the team with 14 home runs, a batting average of .317, and 46 RBIs.

Injuries

Alejandro Kirk, Zach Pop, Hyun Jin Ryu, and Brandon Belt are currently on the injured list for the Blue Jays. Their absence could impact the team’s performance, but the depth of the roster is expected to compensate for these losses.

 

Miami Marlins: A Tough Home Battle

Pitching Analysis

For the Marlins, Sandy Alcantara will be taking the mound. With a 2-5 record, a 4.97 ERA, and a 1.22 WHIP over 88.2 innings, Alcantara has 72 strikeouts. However, his ERA indicates a certain vulnerability that the Blue Jays could exploit.

Hitting Analysis

The Marlins are batting at an average of .260 as a team. Jorge Soler leads with 21 home runs and 45 RBIs, but his batting average of .256 indicates inconsistency at the plate.

Injuries

The Marlins have several players on the injured list including Edward Cabrera, Matt Barnes, Sixto Sanchez, Jazz Chisholm Jr., and Johnny Cueto. These injuries could hamper the Marlins’ performance, especially in terms of depth and options.

 

Prediction

The Toronto Blue Jays are poised to win this matchup. Their edge comes from several factors: Kevin Gausman's superior pitching record, the offensive prowess led by Bo Bichette, and the Marlins’ injury setbacks. Moreover, Alcantara’s higher ERA suggests that the Blue Jays have an opportunity to capitalize on offense.

Pick: Blue Jays ML -130

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