Baltimore Orioles at Houston Astros MLB Picks & Predictions 6/9/2019
Sunday, June 9, 2019
Minute Maid Park
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Probable Pitchers: Dylan Bundy vs. Wade Miley
Michael Brantley and the Houston Astros (44-21, 1st in AL West) play the Baltimore Orioles (19-44, 5th in AL East) at Minute Maid Park on Sunday, June 9, 2019. The Orioles open this matchup at +185 while the Astros are priced at -200. The over/under has been set at 9.
The Orioles have been a terrible bet for bettors, having gone 19-44-0 SU. Houston covers 67.7% of the time, going 44-21-0 straight up. The Astros have been a strong bet for bettors as a favorite, going 43-20-0 SU. The Orioles are covering 30.0% of the time as an underdog, having gone 18-42-0 straight up.
Valuable Baltimore Orioles Betting Trends
The Orioles have been a hot and cold Over bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 30-30-3.
The Orioles are covering 34.4% of the time on the road, having gone 11-21-0 straight up.
Important Houston Astros Betting Trends
Houston covers 74.2% of the time at Minute Maid Park, going 23-8-0 SU.
The Astros have been an excellent Under bet for O/U baseball wagerers, having gone 27-36-2.
Key Baltimore Orioles Injuries
6/7/2019 Dwight Smith LF Concussion Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/7/2019 Pedro Severino C Head Probable for Jun 8
6/6/2019 Jonathan Villar 2B Thumb Probable for Jun 8
6/6/2019 DJ Stewart RF Ankle Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/5/2019 Andrew Cashner SP Leg Probable for Jun 8
6/2/2019 Alex Cobb SP Back Expected to be out until at least Jun 28
5/27/2019 Mark Trumbo LF Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 11
5/20/2019 Nate Karns RP Forearm Expected to be out until at least Jun 11
Key Houston Astros Injuries
6/6/2019 Aledmys Diaz 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 11
6/5/2019 Jose Altuve 2B Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 17
6/4/2019 Collin McHugh SP Elbow Expected to be out until at least Jun 25
6/3/2019 Max Stassi C Knee Expected to be out until at least Jun 10
5/29/2019 Carlos Correa SS Ribs Expected to be out until at least Jul 2
5/25/2019 George Springer RF Hamstring Expected to be out until at least Jun 22
5/15/2019 Joe Smith RP Achilles Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
3/28/2019 Lance McCullers SP Elbow Out for the season
Useful Pitching Statistics
The Orioles have a 19-44 overall record this season. Starting pitcher Dylan Bundy has a 3-6 record with an earned run average of 4.64 and a WHIP of 1.27 this season. He has 64 strikeouts over his 64 innings pitched and he's given up 58 hits. He's allowed 8.2 hits per 9 innings and he has a FIP of 5.3. The bullpen has an earned run average of 5.74 and they have given up 258 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .262 against the bullpen and they've struck out 242 hitters and walked 118 batters. As a team, Baltimore allows 9.4 hits per nine innings while striking out 7.8 batters per nine innings. They are 30th in the league in team earned run average at 5.64. The Orioles pitchers collectively have given up 586 base hits and 350 earned runs. They have allowed 126 home runs this season, ranking them 1st in the league. Baltimore as a pitching staff has walked 230 batters and struck out 483. They have walked 3.7 men per 9 innings while striking out 7.8 per 9. They have a team WHIP of 1.46 and their FIP as a unit is 5.74.
As a team Baltimore is hitting .237, good for 23rd in the league. The Orioles hold a .402 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .297, which is good for 25th in baseball. They rank 23rd in MLB with 8.1 hits per game. Trey Mancini is hitting .304 with an on-base percentage of .356. He has 72 hits this season in 237 at bats with 31 runs batted in. He has a slugging percentage of .549 and an OPS+ of 140. Jonathan Villar is hitting .256 this year and he has an on-base percentage of .314. He has totaled 62 hits and he has driven in 25 men in 242 at bats. His OPS+ is 95 while his slugging percentage is at .409. The Orioles have 512 hits, including 96 doubles and 80 home runs. Baltimore has walked 161 times so far this season and they have struck out 568 times as a unit. They have left 405 men on base and have a team OPS of .699. They score 4.08 runs per contest and have scored a total of 257 runs this year.
Useful Pitching Statistics
Houston has a 44-21 overall mark this year. With an earned run average of 3.39, Wade Miley has a 5-3 record and a 1.14 WHIP. He has 60 strikeouts over the 74.1 innings he's pitched. He also has given up 66 hits. He's allowing 8 hits per nine innings and his FIP stands at 4.44. The bullpen has an earned run average of 3.31 and they have given up 161 base hits on the year. Teams are hitting .207 against the Astros bullpen. Their relievers have struck out 229 batters and walked 77 opposing hitters. As a team, Houston allows 6.9 hits per nine innings while striking out 10 batters per nine innings. They are 3rd in the league in team earned run average at 3.52. The Astros pitchers as a team have surrendered 449 base knocks and 228 earned runs this season. They have given up 90 home runs this year, which ranks 7th in Major League Baseball. Houston as a staff has walked 179 hitters and struck out 650 batters. They give up a walk 2.8 times per 9 innings while they strike out 10 per 9. Their team WHIP is 1.08 while their FIP as a staff is 3.94.
As a team, they are batting .270, good for 2nd in the league. The Astros hold a .477 team slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .343, which is good for 2nd in baseball. They rank 3rd in MLB with 9.2 hits per contest. Michael Brantley comes into this matchup batting .322 with an OBP of .380. He has 78 hits this year along with 38 RBI in 242 AB's. He maintains a slugging percentage of .521 with an OPS+ of 140. Alex Bregman is hitting .275 this season and he has an OBP of .389. He has collected 63 hits in 229 at bats while driving in 44 runs. He has an OPS+ of 151 and a slugging percentage of .555. The Astros as a unit have 595 base hits, including 121 doubles and 105 homers. Houston has walked 242 times this year and they have struck out on 437 occasions. They have had 453 men left on base and have an OPS of .821. They have scored 5.18 runs per game and totaled 337 runs this season.
Who will win tonight's Orioles/Astros MLB game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orioles +185
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