Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 6/14/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Monday, June 14, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+160) Cleveland (-208)
Hunter Harvey and the Baltimore Orioles (22-41, 5th in AL East) go to Progressive Field on Monday where they'll take on the Cleveland Indians (34-27, 2nd in AL Central). The Indians open this matchup at -208 while the Orioles are coming in at +160. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Hunter Harvey and Jean Carlos Mejia.
The Orioles have recorded 111 doubles as a unit and have hit 69 balls out of the stadium. Baltimore has a slugging percentage of .399 and have been rung up 540 times, while being walked on 178 occasions. As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are putting up 4.1 runs per game, which has them at 21st in baseball. They have accounted for 247 RBI's in addition to 501 hits on the campaign, while their team batting average is .239. They have accumulated 257 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .303.
The Orioles have compiled a team ERA of 5.04 so far this season (30th in the league), and the staff has rung up 552 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.75 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.38. Orioles pitchers have conceded 97 home runs and also 319 runs (24th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 201 opposing batters and their FIP is 4.67 as a squad on the year.
The Orioles bullpen have earned a save rate of 50.0% and has come into the game in 53 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 115 runners so far this season with 37.4% of those runners ended up scoring. Orioles relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 77 times in addition to having 69 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have sent 216 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The relievers have earned 30 holds for the season (16th in baseball). They have compiled 11 saves so far this year and have blown 11 of their 22 chances to get a save.
The Orioles have turned 68.4% of balls in play into outs in their 4,887 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 25th in pro baseball. The Baltimore Orioles have earned 1,629 putouts thus far, as well as 505 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .987 which is 4th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 439 double plays.
Harvey (1-2 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.53 and he has gone up against 75 opposing hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 15 hits (7.5 hits per nine innings) and has 6 walks. His ERA is 3.00 (6 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.167. Harvey has taken the mound for 18 innings and has totaled 18 K's in his career.
The Cleveland Indians have compiled an OBP of .297 and a batting average of .226 for the season. They have been called out on strikes on 508 instances (28th in baseball) and have a total of 448 base hits. Cleveland is sitting with 71 HRs so far this year to go along with 242 runs batted in. The Indians hold a slugging % of .389 and they score 4.18 runs per outing (20th in baseball). They have 91 doubles, while walking 183 times and scoring 255 runs.
The Cleveland pitching staff have relinquished 259 runs for the season while having a team ERA of 4.09 (242 earned runs conceded). They have allowed 75 dingers and they concede 4.38 runs per 9 innings (13th in MLB). The Indians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.280 in addition to having a FIP of 4.16 as a pitching staff for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.61 (590 strikeouts vs 226 free passes). They rank 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 455.
Cleveland has called on bullpen pitchers to take the mound in 21 save chances and they have come away with 18 saves. They are currently ranked 1st in baseball with a save percentage of 85.7%, and they have sent 194 bullpen pitchers to the mound for the year. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill 58 times in high leverage situations and also on 54 occasions with base runners. Cleveland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.1% of 73 inherited base runners. Sitting with 45 save situations, the Indians have accrued 23 holds and also 3 blown saves.
In 4,794 innings played, the Indians are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (11th in professional baseball). The Cleveland Indians have twisted 48 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .984 (13th in pro baseball). The Indians have accrued 527 assists, 35 errors and have amassed 1,598 putouts this year.
During his MLB career, Mejia has allowed 6 hits and he has 10 strikeouts in 8 frames. Mejia (1-1 career win-loss record) has earned a 4.15 earned run average and has surrendered 6.2 hits per nine innings. He has conceded 4 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.154 and being the owner of a FIP of 2.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.50 and he has gone up against 34 opposing batters thus far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore (+160)
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