Houston Astros vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 6/21/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Monday, June 21, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Oriole Park is the site where Keegan Akin and the Baltimore Orioles (22-45, 5th in AL East) will play the Houston Astros (39-28, 2nd in AL West) on Monday.
As a team, the Houston Astros are scoring 5.6 runs per game, which has them sitting at 1st in the league. They have accounted for 372 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .345. The Astros have hit 135 two-baggers as a unit and have knocked 89 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 353 runs batted in in addition to 640 base knocks so far this year, and their average at the plate is .275. Houston owns a slugging percentage of .452 and have struck out 483 times, while being walked on 234 occasions.
The Astros hold a team earned run average of 3.75 for the season (11th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 592 hitters. They have walked 220 batters and their FIP comes in at 4.29 as a team so far this year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.69 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.19. Astros pitchers have relinquished 85 long balls in addition to 279 runs in total (13th in baseball).
The Astros have sent 204 relief pitchers to the mound on the year. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 99 base runners so far this year with 41.4% of them earned a run for their team. They have earned 14 saves over the course of the season and have blown 12 of their 26 save chances. The Astros bullpen have earned a save percentage of 53.8% and has entered the game in 56 save situations. The relievers have a total of 29 holds on the campaign (21st in MLB). Astros pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 62 times in addition to having 69 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Astros have transformed 72.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 5,406 innings, which has them sitting 1st in baseball. The Houston Astros have 1,802 putouts on the campaign, as well as 583 assists and 27 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .989 which has them ranked 2nd in baseball, and have earned 493 double plays.
Odorizzi has thrown 1,067 frames and has totaled 1,021 K's thus far in his career. Odorizzi (63-59 career mark) holds a FIP of 4.13 while he has faced 4,486 batters during his time in the majors. His earned run average is 3.96 (470 ER's allowed) and he has a career WHIP of 1.238. He has surrendered 956 base knocks (8.1 hits per nine innings) and has had 366 free passes.
The Orioles hold a slugging % of .391 and they are recording 4.03 runs per outing (21st in baseball). They have tallied 116 two-baggers, while getting a free base 188 times and putting up 270 runs. Baltimore has 70 home runs over the course of the season as well as 260 RBIs. They have struck out on 581 occasions (21st in MLB) and are sitting with 527 base hits. The Baltimore Orioles have tallied an on-base percentage of .302 and a batting average of .237 over the course of the season.
The Baltimore pitching staff have conceded 345 runs this season and come in with a team ERA of 5.13 (328 earned runs yielded). They have yielded 100 home runs and they give up 5.40 runs per 9 innings (27th in baseball). The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.386 with a FIP of 4.66 as a pitching staff for the year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.70 (576 strikeouts against 213 walks). They sit at 24th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 584.
Baltimore relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 40.7% out of 123 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have taken the field 70 times in high leverage situations in addition to 82 occasions with base runners. Sitting with 53 save situations, the Orioles have accrued 30 holds and also 11 blown saves. They are currently ranked 28th in baseball with a save rate of 50.0%, and they have sent 225 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign. Baltimore has called on bullpen pitchers to step onto the hill in 22 save chances and they have come away with 11 saves.
In 5,175 innings on the field, the Orioles have earned a defensive efficiency of 68.2% (23rd in professional baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have twisted 38 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .984 (11th in pro baseball). The Orioles have accrued 537 assists, 37 errors and have earned a total of 1,725 putouts so far this year.
So far in his MLB career, Akin has allowed 60 base hits while accumulating 62 strikeouts in 55 innings pitched. He has allowed 32 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.446 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.10 and he has faced 244 hitters so far in his MLB career. Akin (1-4 career record) has earned a 5.20 ERA and has surrendered 9.8 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baltimore
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