Cleveland Indians vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 6/5/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (+100) Baltimore (-125)
Oriole Park is the site where John Means and the Baltimore Orioles (19-37, 5th in AL East) will play the Cleveland Indians (30-24, 2nd in AL Central) on Saturday. The Indians open this contest at +100 while the Orioles are coming in at -125. The O/U has been set at 7.5. The expected starting pitchers are Aaron Civale and John Means.
Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .382 and have struck out 449 times, while being walked on 165 occasions. They have recorded 204 runs batted in and 378 base knocks on the campaign, and their average at the plate sits at .218. The Indians have compiled 79 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 63 balls out of the park. They are sitting with 215 runs and hold an OBP of .291. As a team, the Cleveland Indians are putting up 4.0 runs per game, which is 21st in the league.
The Indians are sitting with a team ERA of 3.93 on the year (14th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 521 hitters. They have walked 205 hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.09 as a unit for the year. Their K/BB ratio is 2.54 and the pitching staff sits with a WHIP of 1.26. Indians pitchers have given up 64 home runs and also 221 runs in total (8th in MLB).
The Indians have dispatched 165 relievers to the hill on the campaign. The relievers have inherited 62 base runners over the course of the season with 32.3% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. They have earned 18 saves this year and have missed out on 2 of 20 chances to save the game. The Indians relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 90.0% and has come into the game in 43 save situations. The relief pitchers have notched 22 holds on the year (26th in the league). Indians relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on base 47 times as well as having 54 appearances in high leverage situations.
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 9th in baseball. The Cleveland Indians are sitting with 1,415 putouts on the campaign, in addition to 479 assists and 32 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding steady at .983 which ranks 15th in MLB, and have 368 double plays.
Civale has taken the mound for 205 innings and has accumulated 169 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Civale (14-12 win-loss mark in his career) has earned a FIP of 3.93 while he has gone up against 831 hitters in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.54 (81 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.152. He has surrendered 187 base knocks (8.2 hits per 9 innings) and has had 50 walks.
Baltimore has a total of 59 home runs on the campaign and 207 runs batted in. They have put up 97 two-baggers, while taking a walk 163 times as well as earning 215 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have accounted for a team on-base percentage of .299 and a batting average of .233 for the year. The Orioles hold a team slugging percentage of .390 and they score 3.84 runs per contest (24th in baseball). They have struck out on 481 instances (20th in MLB) and have tallied 431 hits.
The Baltimore pitching staff have allowed 277 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 4.91 (263 earned runs conceded). They have relinquished 83 home runs and they concede 5.17 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.384 and have a FIP of 4.62 as a squad on the campaign. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 2.63 (487 strikeouts vs 185 walks). They rank 27th in baseball as a staff in total hits surrendered with 482.
With 51 save situations, the Orioles have earned 29 holds in addition to 11 blown saves. Baltimore has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 21 save opportunities and they have walked away with 10 saves. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 67 times in high leverage situations and on 72 occasions with base runners. Baltimore relievers have an inherited score percentage of 39.8% out of 108 inherited runners. They sit at 27th in baseball holding a save percentage of 47.6%, and they have sent 191 relief pitchers to the mound for the season.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 29 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .986 (4th in pro baseball). The Orioles have racked up 449 assists, 27 errors and have notched a total of 1,446 putouts over the course of the season. Out of their 4,338 innings on the field, the Orioles hold a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (24th in professional baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Means has conceded 223 base knocks while he has earned 235 K's in 272 innings pitched. He has allowed 105 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.032 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 4.05 and he has gone up against 1,092 opposing batters in his MLB career. Means (18-16 career mark) has a 3.47 earned run average and has given up 7.4 hits per nine innings.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore (-125) and under 7.5 runs
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