Cleveland Indians vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 6/4/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, June 4, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-116) Baltimore (-105)
Oriole Park is the site where Keegan Akin and the Baltimore Orioles (19-37, 5th in AL East) will play the Cleveland Indians (30-24, 2nd in AL Central) on Friday. The moneyline on this game has the Indians priced at -116 and the Orioles are at -105. The over/under opens at 9. The pitchers taking the mound will be Aaron Civale and Keegan Akin.
As a unit, the Cleveland Indians are notching 4.0 runs per game, which is 20th in MLB. They have accumulated 215 runs scored while having a team OBP of .291. The Indians have accrued 79 doubles as a team and have smacked 63 balls out of the stadium. They have accounted for 204 runs batted in in addition to 378 base knocks so far this year, while their team batting average is sitting at .218. Cleveland is slugging .382 and have struck out 449 times, while being walked on 165 occasions.
The Indians hold a team ERA of 3.93 on the season (13th in the league), and they have rung up 521 batters. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.54 and the pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.26. Indians pitchers have given up 64 home runs and 221 runs in total (10th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 205 opposing players and their FIP is 4.10 as a unit over the course of the season.
The Indians bullpen have earned a save rate of 90.0% and has come into the game in 43 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 62 runners this season and 32.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. Indians pitchers have entered the contest with runners on 47 times as well as having 54 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have dispatched 165 relief pitchers to the hill for the year. The bullpen have tallied 22 holds on the campaign (25th in MLB). They have recorded 18 saves so far this year and have blown 2 out of their 20 save opportunities.
The Indians have transformed 70.6% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 4,245 innings on the field, which has them sitting at 9th in baseball. The Cleveland Indians have accounted for 1,415 putouts on the year, in addition to 479 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which is 15th in the majors, and have 368 double plays.
Civale (14-12 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.93 while he has faced 831 batters in the majors. He has surrendered 187 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has 50 free passes. His earned run average is 3.54 (81 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.152. Civale has taken the mound for 205 innings and is sitting with 169 punch outs in his career.
Baltimore is sitting with 59 long balls over the course of the season to go along with 207 runs batted in. They have recorded 97 doubles, while walking 163 times and scoring 215 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have accounted for a team OBP of .299 as well as a team batting average of .233 so far this season. The Orioles have a team slugging % of .390 and they score 3.84 runs per game (23rd in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 481 occasions (19th in MLB) and have 431 base knocks.
The Baltimore pitching staff have given up 277 runs so far this year while having an ERA of 4.91 (263 earned runs surrendered). They have conceded 83 long balls and they yield 5.17 runs per 9 innings (25th in baseball). The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.384 and have a FIP of 4.62 as a team so far this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.63 (487 strikeouts against 185 walks). They come in at 27th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 482.
Baltimore has had bullpen pitchers enter the game in 21 save opportunities and they have earned 10 saves. They rank 27th in the league with a save percentage of 47.6%, and they have dispatched 191 bullpen pitchers to the hill over the course of the season. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 67 times in high leverage situations and also on 72 occasions with base runners. Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 39.8% out of 108 inherited base runners. Sitting with 51 save situations, the Orioles have earned 29 holds and also 11 blown saves.
Out of their 4,338 innings on the diamond, the Orioles are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (23rd in professional baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 29 double plays and hold a fielding percentage of .986 (4th in pro baseball). The Orioles have accrued 449 assists, 27 errors and have accounted for 1,446 putouts so far this year.
So far in his career, Akin has conceded 44 hits while he has earned 49 K's in 40 innings. He has surrendered a total of 21 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.402 and having a FIP of 3.4. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.77 and he has gone up against 180 hitters in his career. Akin (1-2 career record) is the owner of a 4.65 earned run average while giving up 9.7 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-116)
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