Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 6/16/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+130) Cleveland (-167)
Keegan Akin and the Baltimore Orioles (22-43, 5th in AL East) travel to Progressive Field on Wednesday where they'll meet the Cleveland Indians (35-28, 2nd in AL Central). The Indians open this game at -167 while the Orioles are priced at +130. The O/U has been set at 8. The expected starting pitchers are Keegan Akin and Aaron Civale.
The Orioles have accumulated 112 doubles as a unit and have smacked 69 baseballs out of the park. Baltimore has a slugging percentage of .392 and have struck out 558 times, while being walked on 184 occasions. As a squad, the Baltimore Orioles are scoring 4.0 runs per contest, which puts them at 22nd in MLB. They have accrued 251 runs batted in as well as 508 hits for the season, while their average at the plate sits at .236. They have notched a total of 261 runs scored and hold an on-base percentage of .301.
The Orioles hold a team earned run average of 5.06 for the season (29th in the league), and the staff has rung up 561 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 206 batters and their FIP is 4.65 as a squad on the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.72 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.38. Orioles pitchers have allowed 98 home runs and also 330 runs in total (25th in baseball).
The Orioles relievers have recorded a save rate of 50.0% and stepped onto the hill in 53 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 119 base runners so far this year with 38.7% of those players crossed home plate. Orioles bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with players on base 80 times as well as having 69 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have dispatched 220 relief pitchers to the hill so far this year. The relievers have notched 30 holds this year (19th in the league). They have accumulated 11 saves so far this season and have blown 11 of their 22 save chances.
The Baltimore Orioles have earned a total of 1,677 putouts this season, in addition to 525 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .986 which puts them in 4th in professional baseball, and have earned 453 double plays. The Orioles have converted 68.4% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,031 innings, which has them ranked 23rd in pro baseball.
Akin (1-3 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 3.61 while he has gone up against 217 opposing batters in the majors. He has surrendered 52 hits (9.4 hits per nine innings) and has 17 walks. His ERA is 4.35 (24 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.389. Akin has taken the ball for 49 innings and has earned 55 strikeouts so far in his career.
The Indians have a team SLG% of .384 and they earn 4.14 runs per game (20th in the league). They have hit 92 doubles, while walking 185 times as well as putting up 261 runs. Cleveland has compiled 71 home runs for the season to go along with 247 RBIs. They have struck out on 520 instances (28th in MLB) and have notched a total of 458 base knocks. The Cleveland Indians have recorded a team OBP of .295 in addition to a team batting average of .224 on the campaign.
The Indians have a team WHIP of 1.283 with a FIP of 4.13 as a pitching staff this year. They rank 8th in MLB as a staff in total hits relinquished with 473. The Cleveland pitching staff have yielded 268 runs over the course of the season while holding a team ERA of 4.09 (250 earned runs conceded). Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.64 (614 strikeouts against 233 walks). They have surrendered 77 dingers and they relinquish 4.38 runs per 9 innings (14th in MLB).
Sitting with 48 save situations, the Indians have 25 holds in addition to 3 blown saves. Cleveland has had relievers step onto the hill in 22 save opportunities and they have tallied 19 saves. Their relief pitchers have taken the field 60 times in high leverage situations and also on 56 occasions with base runners. Cleveland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 28.9% of 76 inherited runners. They are ranked 1st in MLB with a save percentage of 86.4%, and they have sent 200 relievers to the hill on the season.
The Cleveland Indians have turned 50 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .983 (13th in MLB). The Indians have recorded 539 assists, 37 errors and are sitting with 1,652 putouts on the season. In 4,956 innings on the diamond, the Indians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 69.7% (14th in pro baseball).
Thus far in his career, Civale has conceded 195 hits and he has 184 strikeouts in 219 innings. He has allowed 85 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.120 and having a FIP of 4.0. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.61 and he has faced 883 opposing batters in his career. Civale (16-12 career mark) has a 3.48 earned run average while conceding 8.0 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (-167)
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