Baltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros Prediction, 6/30/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros
Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+185) Houston (-250)
Luis Garcia and the Houston Astros (48-31, 1st in AL West) host the Baltimore Orioles (25-54, 5th in AL East) at Minute Maid Park on Wednesday. The Orioles open this contest at +185 while the Astros are priced at -250. The over/under opens at 9.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Matt Harvey and Luis Garcia.
As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which puts them at 23rd in the league. They have notched a total of 315 runs and have an on-base percentage of .300. The Orioles have tallied 129 doubles as a team and have knocked 87 balls out of the stadium. They have accrued 304 runs batted in in addition to 620 base knocks on the campaign, and their team batting average is at .236. Baltimore is slugging .390 and have struck out 693 times, while drawing a walk on 218 occasions.
The Orioles hold a team earned run average of 5.52 on the campaign (30th in the league), and the staff has struck out 673 hitters. They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.47 and the pitching staff holds a WHIP of 1.46. Orioles pitchers have surrendered 121 long balls and 437 total runs (29th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 272 opposing hitters and their FIP sits at 4.79 as a unit on the year.
The Orioles relief pitchers have a save percentage of 50.0% and has entered the game in 61 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 161 base runners on the year with 41.0% of those runners crossed home plate. Orioles relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 103 times as well as having 85 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have dispatched 266 relievers to the mound this season. The relievers have tallied 34 holds on the season (18th in MLB). They have recorded 13 saves so far this season and have missed out on 13 out of their 26 save opportunities.
The Orioles have turned 67.5% of balls in play into outs in their 6,120 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting 28th in professional baseball. The Baltimore Orioles have a tally of 2,040 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 643 assists and 40 errors. Their fielding rate sits at .985 which has them sitting 7th in baseball, and they have twisted 547 double plays.
Harvey (47-61 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.94 and he has gone up against 3,844 batters during his time in the major leagues. He has given up 904 hits (9.0 hits per nine innings) and has 260 walks. His earned run average is 4.40 (443 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.284. Harvey has thrown 906 frames and has earned 827 strikeouts in his pro baseball career.
Houston has accounted for 103 long balls this year to go along with 429 runs batted in. They have hit 154 two-baggers, while walking 295 times and scoring 449 runs. The Houston Astros are sitting with an on-base percentage of .351 as well as a batting average of .278 so far this year. The Astros have a team SLG% of .452 and they score 5.68 runs per game (1st in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 579 instances (30th in the league) and have accounted for 758 hits.
The Astros hold a team WHIP of 1.166 and have a FIP of 4.05 as a team so far this season. They rank 9th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 570. The Houston pitching staff have yielded 309 runs on the year while holding a team ERA of 3.55 (278 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.79 (701 strikeouts against 251 walks). They have surrendered 91 homers and they yield 3.95 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
Houston relievers have an inherited score percentage of 41.0% out of 105 inherited runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 81 times in high leverage situations and also on 68 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 63 save situations, the Astros have recorded 33 holds and also 13 blown saves. They are currently ranked 25th in the league holding a save percentage of 55.2%, and they have dispatched 233 relievers to the mound this season. Houston has had bullpen pitchers step onto the hill in 29 save opportunities and they have walked away with 16 saves.
The Houston Astros have turned 59 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (1st in professional baseball). The Astros have racked up 665 assists, 31 errors and have earned 2,112 putouts this season. In 6,336 innings on the diamond, the Astros have earned a efficiency on defense of 72.8% (1st in pro baseball).
Garcia (6-5 record in his career) is the owner of a 2.84 ERA while conceding 6.8 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.24 and he has faced 359 hitters so far in his career. He has surrendered a total of 28 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.083 and having a FIP of 3.6. In his career, Garcia has given up 67 base knocks while accumulating 94 K's in 88 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Baltimore (+185)
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