Blue Jays vs. Pirates Prediction: Expert Picks, Odds, Stats & Best Bets – Saturday, June 1, 2024

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The Toronto Blue Jays (27-29) will vie for their fifth straight victory when they host the Pittsburgh Pirates (26-31) on Saturday at 3:07 PM ET on SportsNet PT. The Blue Jays are listed as -151 favorites by bookmakers, while the Pirates are +129 underdogs.

Yusei Kikuchi takes the mound for Toronto while Mitch Keller is Pittsburgh’s starter for the contest.

Blue Jays vs. Pirates Odds

  • Blue Jays odds to win: -151
  • Pirates odds to win: +129
  • Spread: Blue Jays -1.5
  • Total: 7.5 runs
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    Game Time and Information

  • Date: Saturday, June 1, 2024
  • Time: 3:07 PM ET
  • TV: SportsNet PT
  • Who Will Win Blue Jays vs. Pirates?

    Blue Jays and Pirates Betting Trends

    The Blue Jays have been favored on the moneyline 36 total times this season. They’ve gone 21-15 in those games.

    Toronto has a 10-4 record (winning 71.4% of its games) when it has played as moneyline favorites of -151 or shorter.

    This season, the Pirates have won 18 out of the 35 games, or 51.4%, in which they’ve been the underdog.

    Pittsburgh has a record of 4-6, a 40% win rate, when it’s set as an underdog of +129 or more by sportsbooks this season.

    The Blue Jays have played in 56 games with set over/under, and have combined with opponents to go over the total 23 times (23-32-1).

    So far this season, the Pirates and their opponents have hit the over in 29 of their 57 games with a total.

    Blue Jays Stats & Insights

    The Blue Jays are the 23rd-highest scoring team in baseball averaging four runs per game (225 total).

    Toronto ranks 24th in MLB action with 50 home runs. They average 0.9 per game.

    The Blue Jays have the 20th-ranked batting average in the majors (.234).

    Toronto strikes out 7.2 times per game to rank second in baseball.

    The Blue Jays pitching staff ranks 23rd in MLB with a collective 8.2 strikeouts per nine innings.

    Toronto has the 19th-ranked team ERA among all MLB pitching staffs (4.12).

    Pirates Stats & Insights

    The Pirates rank 22nd in the majors with 227 total runs scored this season.

    Pittsburgh ranks 20th in Major League Baseball with 52 home runs.

    The Pirates rank 26th in MLB with a team batting average of just .226.

    Pittsburgh is a team with a lot of swing and miss this season, ranking 27th with an average of 9.6 strikeouts per game.

    The Pirates have an 8.5 K/9 this season as a pitching staff, which ranks 17th in the majors.

    Pittsburgh has pitched to a 3.97 ERA this season, which ranks 15th in baseball.

    Blue Jays Key Players to Watch

    Kikuchi (2-4) gets the starting nod for the Blue Jays in his 12th start of the season. He’s put together a 3.25 ERA in 61 2/3 innings pitched, with 61 strikeouts.

    Vladimir Guerrero Jr. leads Toronto in batting average (.287) this season while adding five home runs and 25 RBI.

    Daulton Varsho leads Toronto in home runs (10) and runs batted in (30) this season while batting .205.

    Davis Schneider has collected 37 base hits, an OBP of .354 and a slugging percentage of .470 this season.

    Bo Bichette has 51 hits and an OBP of .295 to go with a slugging percentage of .356 this season.

    Pirates Key Players to Watch

    The Pirates’ Keller (6-3) will make his 12th start of the season.

    Bryan Reynolds has accumulated a team-best 30 runs batted in.

    Connor Joe is batting .276 to lead his team.

    Andrew McCutchen has launched a team-best eight home runs.

    Oneil Cruz is hitting .241 with 12 doubles, a triple, seven home runs and 16 walks.

    Blue Jays and Pirates Injuries

    Blue Jays: Bowden Francis: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Jordan Romano: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Alek Manoah: 15 Day IL (Elbow), Yariel Rodriguez: 15 Day IL (Spine)

    Pirates: Joey Bart: 10 Day IL (Thumb), Marco Gonzales: 15 Day IL (Forearm), Ryan Borucki: 15 Day IL (Left triceps inflammation), Martín Pérez: 15 Day IL (Groin), Dauri Moreta: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Johan Oviedo: 60 Day IL (Elbow), Jason Delay: 60 Day IL (Knee), Endy Rodriguez: 60 Day IL (Elbow)

    Blue Jays vs. Pirates Prediction

  • Score Prediction: Blue Jays 5, Pirates 4
  • Total Prediction: Over 7.5 runs
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