Cleveland Indians vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 6/6/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cleveland Indians vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Sunday, June 6, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Cleveland (-106) Baltimore (-104)
Sam Hentges and the Cleveland Indians (31-25, 2nd in AL Central) go to Oriole Park on Sunday where they'll meet the Baltimore Orioles (20-38, 5th in AL East). The Indians open this contest at -106 while the Orioles are coming in at -104. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers expected to start will be Sam Hentges and Jorge Lopez.
As a unit, the Cleveland Indians are putting up 3.9 runs per game, which has them sitting at 21st in baseball. They have earned a total of 216 runs scored while holding a team on-base percentage of .290. The Indians have accrued 79 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 63 baseballs out of the park. They have amassed 205 RBI's as well as 386 base knocks so far this year, and their batting average is .218. Cleveland has a slugging rate of .380 and have been called out on strikes 459 times, while drawing a walk on 166 occasions.
The Indians have an earned run average of 3.93 so far this year (13th in the league), and their staff has rung up 528 batters. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.54 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.26. Indians pitchers have relinquished 65 long balls and also 224 runs in total (8th in the league). They have walked 208 batters and their FIP is 4.10 as a team this year.
The Indians relievers have compiled a save rate of 85.7% and has stepped onto the mound in 45 save situations. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 62 runners on the campaign with 32.3% of those runners crossed home plate. Indians pitchers have gone to the mound with opponents on base 47 times and also have had 56 appearances in high leverage situations. The Indians have sent 169 relievers to the hill this year. The relief pitchers have racked up 23 holds on the season (24th in the league). They have tallied 18 saves this season and have not converted 3 of 21 save opportunities.
The Indians have transformed 70.6% of balls hit into play into outs out of 4,317 innings, which ranks them 9th in pro baseball. The Cleveland Indians have a total of 1,439 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 488 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .983 which has them ranked 19th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 376 double plays.
Hentges (1-1 career win-loss record) has earned a FIP of 5.87 while going up against 112 opposing hitters in the majors. He has surrendered 32 base knocks (12.7 hits per 9 innings) with 15 walks. His ERA is 7.15 (18 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 2.074. Hentges has taken the ball for 22 innings and has earned 24 strikeouts so far in his career.
Baltimore has 60 home runs this season and 210 RBIs. They have recorded 98 doubles, while walking 166 times as well as scoring 218 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have tallied a team OBP of .299 in addition to a team batting average of .233 this season. The Orioles have a team slugging % of .389 and they are scoring 3.82 runs per contest (24th in baseball). They have been called out on strikes on 488 occasions (20th in the league) and have totaled 437 hits.
The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.377 in addition to having a FIP of 4.56 as a pitching staff this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.67 (497 strikeouts against 186 walks). They come in at 27th in baseball as a staff in total hits relinquished with 490. They have given up 83 homers and they concede 5.10 runs per 9 innings (25th in MLB). The Baltimore pitching staff have given up 278 runs this season while holding an ERA of 4.84 (264 earned runs allowed).
Sitting with 53 save situations, the Orioles have compiled 30 holds and also 11 blown saves. Baltimore has called on relievers to enter the game in 22 save opportunities and they have tallied 11 saves. Their relievers have come in 68 times in high leverage situations and on 72 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relievers hold an inherited score rate of 39.8% out of their 108 inherited runners. They are ranked 27th in MLB with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have dispatched 195 relievers to the mound for the season.
In 4,419 innings played, the Orioles hold a defensive efficiency of 68.6% (24th in MLB). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 29 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .986 (4th in baseball). The Orioles have racked up 457 assists, 27 errors and have amassed 1,473 putouts so far this season.
In his pro baseball career, Lopez has conceded 312 hits while he has accumulated 237 punch outs in 279 innings pitched. He has given up 183 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.489 and a FIP of 5.1. His K/BB ratio is 2.28 and he has faced 1,237 hitters in his MLB career. Lopez (10-23 career record) has a 5.90 earned run average while giving up 10.1 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-106)
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