Baltimore Orioles at Cleveland Indians MLB Picks & Predictions 5/19/2019
Sunday, May 19, 2019
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Probable Pitchers: Josh Rogers vs. Shane Bieber
Progressive Field is the venue where Jake Bauers and the Cleveland Indians (23-20, 2nd in AL Central) will play the Baltimore Orioles (15-29, 5th in AL East) on Sunday. The odds on this matchup have the Orioles coming in at +142 and the Indians are at -152. The O/U has been set at 9.5.
The Orioles have been awful for baseball wagerers, having gone 15-29-0 SU. Cleveland is covering 53.5% of the time, going 23-20-0 straight up. The Indians have been a solid bet for bettors as favorites, going 19-17-0 SU. The Orioles cover 32.6% of the time as an underdog, having gone 14-29-0 straight up.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Orioles have been a less than ideal Over choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 21-21-2.
The Orioles cover 39.1% of the time as a visitor, having gone 9-14-0 straight up.
Important Cleveland Indians Betting Trends
Cleveland is covering 60.0% of the time at Progressive Field, going 12-8-0 SU.
The Indians have been a strong Under choice for O/U MLB wagerers, having gone 17-25-1.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
04/28/19 P Alex Cobb Back 10-day IL (04/27)
04/10/19 P Nate Karns Forearm 10-day IL (04/09)
03/28/19 DH Mark Trumbo Groin 60-day IL (03/25)
Key Cleveland Indians Injuries
05/14/19 CF Tyler Naquin Calf 10-day IL (05/14)
05/01/19 P Corey Kluber Forearm 10-day IL (05/03)
04/09/19 P Mike Clevinger Back 10-day IL (04/09)
03/27/19 CF Bradley Zimmer Shoulder 10-day IL (03/25)
03/25/19 P Danny Salazar Shoulder 60-day IL (03/24)
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 15-29 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Josh Rogers has a 0-0 record with an earned run average of 12.27 and a WHIP of 1.36 this season. He has 2 strikeouts over his 3.2 innings pitched and he's given up 4 hits. He's allowed 9.8 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 14.84. The bullpen has an earned run average of 6.02 and they have given up 189 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .270 against the bullpen and they've struck out 174 hitters and walked 85 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.3 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.9 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.53. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 401 base hits and 238 earned runs. They have allowed 91 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 158 batters and struck out 341. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.9 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.44 and their FIP as a unit is 5.82.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .238, good for 23rd in the league. The Orioles hold a .396 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 24th in baseball. They rank 22nd in MLB with 8.2 hits per game. Trey Mancini is hitting .311 with an on-base percentage of .360. He has 51 hits this season in 164 at bats with 20 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .561 and an OPS+ of 146. Jonathan Villar is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .311. He has totaled 46 hits and he has driven in 19 men in 180 at bats. His OPS+ is 94 while his slugging percentage is at .406. The Orioles have 359 hits, including 68 doubles and 52 home runs. Baltimore has walked 114 times so far this season and they have struck out 388 times as a unit. They have left 287 men on base and have a team OPS of .694. They score 3.98 runs per contest and have scored a total of 175 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Cleveland has a 23-20 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.81, Shane Bieber has a 2-2 record and a 1.09 WHIP. He has 54 strikeouts over the 49.2 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 41 hits. He's allowing 7.4 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.46. The bullpen has an earned run average of 2.98 and they have given up 118 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .233 against the Indians bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 126 batters and walked 41 opposing hitters. As a team, Cleveland allows 7.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 9.6 batters per nine innings. They are 6th in the league in team earned run average at 3.67. The Indians pitchers as a team have surrendered 328 base knocks and 153 earned runs this season. They have given up 49 home runs this year, which ranks 26th in Major League Baseball. Cleveland as a staff has walked 126 hitters and struck out 399 batters. They give up a walk 3 times per 9 innings while they strike out 9.6 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.21 while their FIP as a staff is 3.82.
As a team, they are batting .223, good for 25th in the league. The Indians hold a .355 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .306, which is good for 22nd in baseball. They rank 30th in MLB with 7.2 hits per contest. Jake Bauers comes into this matchup batting .242 with an OBP of .336. He has 32 hits this year along with 15 RBI in 132 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .371 with an OPS+ of 87. Carlos Santana is hitting .273 this season and he has an OBP of .381. He has collected 41 hits in 150 at bats while driving in 24 runs. He has an OPS+ of 111 and a slugging percentage of .420. The Indians as a unit have 309 base hits, including 55 doubles and 43 homers. Cleveland has walked 158 times this year and they have struck out on 399 occasions. They have had 282 men left on base and have an OPS of .662. They have scored 3.84 runs per game and totaled 165 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Indians MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +142
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