Cleveland Indians at Baltimore Orioles 4/21/2018 Free MLB Picks and Predictions
Saturday, April 21, 2018
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Probable Pitchers: Mike Clevinger vs. Chris Tillman
Oriole Park is the site of the matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The probable starting pitchers are Mike Clevinger for the Indians and Chris Tillman for the Orioles.
Cleveland opens at -149 while Baltimore opens at +139. The Indians have a 5-11-0 over/under record and a 6-10-0 run line mark. The Orioles are 6-13-0 against the run line and have a 9-10-0 over/under record.
Valuable Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
The Cleveland Indians are 5-11-0 against the over/under
The Cleveland Indians are 6-10-0 against the run line
Important Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Baltimore Orioles are 9-10-0 against the over/under
The Baltimore Orioles are 6-13-0 against the run line
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
04/08/18 RF Lonnie Chisenhall Calf 10-day DL (04/08)
03/26/18 P Cody Anderson Elbow 60-day DL (02/25)
03/26/18 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 3B Giovanny Urshela Hamstring 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Ryan Merritt Knee 10-day DL (03/26)
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
04/14/18 2B Jonathan Schoop Side 10-day DL (04/14)
04/07/18 LF Colby Rasmus Hip 10-day DL (04/07)
03/29/18 P Gabriel Ynoa Shin 10-day DL (03/26)
03/29/18 DH Mark Trumbo Quad 10-day DL (03/26)
03/26/18 P Zach Britton Achilles 60-day DL (02/15)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Indians have a 9-7 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Mike Clevinger has a 1-0 record with an earned run average of 2.70 and a WHIP of 1.38 this year. He has 14 strikeouts over his 16.2 innings pitched and he's given up 17 hits. He's allowed 9.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 3.32. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.79 and they have given up 37 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .203 against the bullpen and they've struck out 48 hitters and walked 12 batters. As a team, Cleveland allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.4 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 2.75. The Indians pitchers collectively have given up 115 base hits and 46 earned runs. They have allowed 16 home runs this season, ranking them 22nd in the league. Cleveland as a pitching staff has walked 38 batters and struck out 141. They have walked 2.3 men per 9 innings while striking out 8.4 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.02 and their FIP as a unit is 3.56.
As a team Cleveland is hitting .208, good for 30th in the league. The Indians hold a .346 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .281, which is good for 30th in baseball. They rank 29th in MLB with 7.3 hits per game. Bradley Zimmer is hitting .277 with an on-base percentage of .306. He has 13 hits this season in 47 at bats with 3 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .383 and an OPS+ of 87. Francisco Lindor is hitting .217 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .280. He has totaled 15 hits and he has driven in 7 men in 69 at bats. His OPS+ is 78 while his slugging percentage is at .377. The Indians have 116 hits, including 20 doubles and 19 home runs. Cleveland has walked 50 times so far this season and they have struck out 133 times as a unit. They have left 111 men on base and have a team OPS of .627. They score 3.5 runs per contest and have scored a total of 56 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Baltimore has a 5-14 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 11.91, Chris Tillman has a 0-3 record and a 2.82 WHIP this season. He has 3 strikeouts over the 11.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 22 hits. He allows 17.5 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 7.81. The bullpen has an earned run average of 4.72 and they have given up 75 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .253 against the Orioles bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 70 batters and walked 37 opposing hitters. As a team, Baltimore allows 10.2 hits per nine innings while striking out 8.2 batters per nine innings. They are 26th in the league in team earned run average at 5.11. The Orioles pitchers as a team have surrendered 193 base knocks and 97 earned runs this season. They have given up 27 home runs this year, which ranks 4th in Major League Baseball. Baltimore as a staff has walked 75 hitters and struck out 155 batters. They give up a walk 3.9 times per 9 innings while they strike out 8.2 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.57 while their FIP as a staff is 4.87.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 27th in the league. The Orioles hold a .367 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .294, which is good for 27th in baseball. They rank 20th in MLB with 7.8 hits per contest. Manny Machado comes into this matchup batting .338 with an OBP of .414. He has 26 hits this year along with 14 RBI in 77 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .623 with an OPS+ of 189. Adam Jones is hitting .250 this season and he has an OBP of .262. He has collected 20 hits in 80 at bats while driving in 12 runs. He has an OPS+ of 87 and a slugging percentage of .413. The Orioles as a unit have 149 base hits, including 34 doubles and 20 homers. Baltimore has walked 65 times this year and they have struck out on 210 occasions. They have had 140 men left on base and have an OPS of .661. They have scored 3.47 runs per game and totaled 66 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Indians/Orioles MLB game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Orioles +139
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