Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Indians Prediction, 6/17/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Indians
Date: Thursday, June 17, 2021
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: SportsTime Ohio
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+110) Cleveland (-141)
Aaron Civale and the Cleveland Indians (36-28, 2nd in AL Central) play the Baltimore Orioles (22-44, 5th in AL East) at Progressive Field on Thursday. The Indians open this game at -141 while the Orioles are priced at +110. The over/under opens at 8.5. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jorge Lopez and Aaron Civale.
Baltimore has a slugging rate of .390 and have been called out on strikes 572 times, while drawing a walk on 185 occasions. They have recorded 253 runs batted in as well as 515 hits so far this season, while their team batting average sits at .236. The Orioles have hit 114 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 69 balls out of the stadium. They have racked up 263 runs and have an on-base percentage of .300. As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which is 23rd in MLB.
The Orioles have an earned run average of 5.08 for the season (29th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 567 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.71 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.38. Orioles pitchers have surrendered 99 long balls in addition to 337 runs in total (26th in MLB). They have walked 209 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.66 as a squad this season.
The Orioles relief pitchers have a save rate of 50.0% and has entered the game in 53 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 121 runners so far this year and 39.7% of those players crossed the plate. Orioles relief pitchers have entered the game with opponents on base 81 times as well as having 69 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have sent 223 relievers to the mound so far this season. The relief pitchers have earned 30 holds this season (19th in MLB). They have tallied 11 saves this year and have not converted 11 of 22 save chances.
The Baltimore Orioles have accumulated 1,701 putouts over the course of the season, as well as 531 assists and 36 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .984 which is 10th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 461 double plays. The Orioles have turned 68.3% of baseballs in play into outs in their 5,103 innings on the field, which has them sitting 23rd in MLB.
Lopez has pitched in 289 innings and has racked up 247 K's in his career. Lopez (11-24 career win-loss mark) has earned a FIP of 5.07 and he has faced 1,282 opposing batters in the major leagues. His ERA is 5.95 (191 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.495. He has given up 324 base hits (10.1 hits per 9 innings) and has had 108 walks.
The Cleveland Indians have a team OBP of .295 as well as a team batting average of .225 so far this year. They have struck out on 526 occasions (28th in the league) and have earned a total of 468 base hits. Cleveland has compiled 72 home runs on the year as well as 253 RBIs. The Indians hold a team slugging % of .384 and they are recording 4.19 runs per contest (19th in the league). They have 94 two-baggers, while taking a walk 188 times as well as putting up 268 runs.
The Cleveland pitching staff have yielded 270 runs for the year while holding an ERA of 4.06 (252 earned runs yielded). They have conceded 77 home runs and they give up 4.35 runs per 9 innings (14th in the league). The Indians are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.277 in addition to having a FIP of 4.08 as a unit this year. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.68 (628 strikeouts vs 234 free passes). They are currently ranked 7th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 480.
Cleveland relievers have an inherited score percentage of 28.9% of 76 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 60 times in high leverage situations in addition to 56 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 48 save situations, the Indians have recorded 25 holds and 3 blown saves. They are currently ranked 1st in the league holding a save percentage of 86.4%, and they have sent 205 relievers to the hill on the campaign. Cleveland has had relief pitchers step onto the mound in 22 save opportunities and they have tallied 19 saves.
Out of their 5,037 innings played, the Indians have earned a efficiency on defense of 69.6% (15th in pro baseball). The Cleveland Indians have turned 51 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .983 (16th in professional baseball). The Indians have accrued 546 assists, 38 errors and have notched a total of 1,679 putouts this season.
So far in his career, Civale has allowed 195 hits while tallying 184 punch outs in 219 frames. Civale (16-12 career mark) holds a 3.48 ERA and has given up 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has surrendered 85 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.120 and a FIP of 4.0. His K/BB ratio is 3.61 and he has faced 883 hitters in his MLB career.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Cleveland (-141) and under 8.5 runs
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