Houston Astros vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 6/22/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-160) Baltimore (+139)
Zack Greinke and the Houston Astros (43-28, 1st in AL West) are headed to Oriole Park on Tuesday where they'll take on the Baltimore Orioles (23-48, 5th in AL East). The Orioles open this game at +139 while the Astros are coming in at -160. The total has been set at 9.5. The pitchers taking the mound will be Zack Greinke and Jorge Lopez.
As a squad, the Houston Astros are scoring 5.6 runs/g, which ranks them 1st in baseball. They have earned 399 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .346. The Astros have hit 142 two-baggers as a squad and have knocked 94 baseballs out of the park. They have 379 runs batted in and 678 hits on the season, and their average at the plate sits at .276. Houston has a slugging % of .453 and have struck out 517 times, while being walked on 251 occasions.
The Astros have compiled a team earned run average of 3.64 so far this year (9th in the league), and their staff has struck out 629 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 232 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 4.21 as a squad so far this year. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.71 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.17. Astros pitchers have conceded 87 home runs and also 287 runs in total (10th in the league).
The Astros have dispatched 212 relievers to the mound on the campaign. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 99 base runners on the season and 41.4% of those players crossed the plate. They have earned 14 saves so far this year and have blown 12 of their 26 chances to save the game. The Astros relief pitchers have a save percentage of 53.8% and stepped onto the hill in 57 save situations. The bullpen have accumulated 30 holds this season (23rd in MLB). Astros pitchers have stepped onto the hill with runners on base 62 times in addition to having 71 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Astros have transformed 73.1% of balls in play into outs out of their 5,730 innings, which has them ranked 1st in the majors. The Houston Astros have notched a total of 1,910 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 617 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .989 which is 2nd in professional baseball, and they have twisted 522 double plays.
Greinke (215-128 career win-loss record) has a FIP of 3.39 while he has faced 12,367 batters in the majors. He has given up 2,813 base hits (8.4 hits per nine innings) and has 695 free passes. His earned run average is 3.38 (1,138 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.158. Greinke has taken the mound for 3,030 frames and has 2,755 strikeouts so far in his MLB career.
Baltimore has accounted for 83 home runs on the year as well as 281 RBIs. They have hit 118 two-baggers, while taking a walk 194 times as well as putting up 291 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have earned a team OBP of .302 in addition to a batting average of .238 for the year. The Orioles have a slugging percentage of .401 and they are earning 4.10 runs per game (20th in baseball). They have struck out on 620 instances (17th in MLB) and have recorded 562 hits.
The Orioles have a team WHIP of 1.400 with a FIP of 4.71 as a team so far this year. They are currently ranked 25th in the league as a staff in total hits conceded with 625. The Baltimore pitching staff have allowed 373 runs for the season and come in with a team ERA of 5.25 (356 earned runs surrendered). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 2.68 (613 strikeouts against 229 free passes). They have yielded 108 home runs and they concede 5.50 runs per 9 innings (29th in MLB).
Sitting with 57 save situations, the Orioles have accrued 33 holds and 12 blown saves. Baltimore has had relief pitchers take the mound in 23 save chances and they have come away with 11 saves. Their relievers have come in 74 times in high leverage situations and on 87 occasions with base runners. Baltimore bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 41.4% out of their 133 inherited runners. They rank 27th in the league with a save percentage of 47.8%, and they have dispatched 239 bullpen pitchers onto the field for the season.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 39 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .985 (7th in pro baseball). The Orioles have recorded 571 assists, 37 errors and have accumulated 1,830 putouts on the season. In their 5,490 innings played, the Orioles are sitting with a defensive efficiency of 68.1% (25th in pro baseball).
So far in his MLB career, Lopez has surrendered 331 base knocks while he has tallied 250 strikeouts in 293 innings pitched. Lopez (11-25 career mark) has a 6.01 earned run average and has given up 10.2 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 196 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.500 and having a FIP of 5.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 2.29 and he has gone up against 1,303 hitters in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game ATS?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-160)
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