Houston Astros vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 6/23/2021 MLB Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Location: Oriole Park in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-192) Baltimore (+145)
Jose Urquidy and the Houston Astros (44-28, 1st in AL West) go to Oriole Park on Wednesday where they'll take on the Baltimore Orioles (23-49, 5th in AL East). The line on this contest has the Astros priced at -192 and the Orioles are at +145. The O/U is set at 10. The men taking the mound are Jose Urquidy and Thomas Eshelman.
As a squad, the Houston Astros are putting up 5.7 runs per contest, which is 1st in baseball. They have earned 409 runs while holding a team on-base percentage of .348. The Astros have accounted for 145 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 95 balls out of the park. They have 389 RBI's in addition to 691 hits so far this season, while their average at the plate is .277. Houston owns a slugging percentage of .454 and have been called out on strikes 529 times, while being walked on 259 occasions.
The Astros have a team ERA of 3.61 on the campaign (9th in baseball), and their staff has struck out 644 batters. They have walked 233 opposing players and their FIP sits at 4.18 as a team on the season. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.76 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.16. Astros pitchers have given up 88 home runs in addition to 289 total runs (10th in baseball).
Astros relief pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 62 times as well as having 71 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers have tallied 30 holds so far this season (23rd in the league). The Astros bullpen have accumulated a save rate of 53.8% and has come into the game in 57 save situations. They have recorded 14 saves this season and have blown 12 out of their 26 save chances. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 99 runners on the campaign with 41.4% of those players earned a run for their team. The Astros have dispatched 215 relievers to the mound for the year.
The Astros have converted 73.2% of balls hit into play into outs out of their 5,811 innings, which has them sitting 1st in MLB. The Houston Astros have a tally of 1,937 putouts on the year, as well as 620 assists and 29 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .989 which puts them in 2nd in professional baseball, and they have turned 527 double plays.
Urquidy has taken the ball for 139 innings and is sitting with 117 punch outs during his MLB career. His ERA is 3.54 (55 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.031. He has given up 117 base knocks (7.5 hits per 9 innings) and has had 27 walks. Urquidy (8-5 career record) sits with a FIP of 4.09 while he has faced 556 hitters during his time in the majors.
Baltimore has 84 HRs for the year and 283 runs batted in. They have 118 two-baggers, while walking 195 times and recording 293 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have accounted for an OBP of .300 and a batting average of .236 this season. The Orioles hold a slugging percentage of .398 and they are recording 4.07 runs per game (20th in MLB). They have been called out on strikes on 635 occasions (16th in baseball) and have totaled 564 base knocks.
The Orioles have a team WHIP of 1.414 with a FIP of 4.70 as a staff on the season. Their K/BB ratio comes in at 2.64 (625 strikeouts against 237 free passes). They are currently ranked 27th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 638. They have given up 109 HR's and they relinquish 5.57 runs per 9 innings (29th in baseball). The Baltimore pitching staff have yielded 383 runs over the course of the season while holding an ERA of 5.28 (363 earned runs relinquished).
Baltimore bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 41.9% of 136 inherited runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill 74 times in high leverage situations and also on 89 occasions with runners on. With 57 save situations, the Orioles have amassed 33 holds in addition to 12 blown saves. They rank 27th in the league with a save percentage of 47.8%, and they have sent 243 relievers to the hill on the season. Baltimore has called on relievers to take the mound in 23 save chances and they have walked away with 11 saves.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 41 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .985 (8th in MLB). The Orioles have accrued 582 assists, 38 errors and have amassed 1,857 putouts on the campaign. In 5,571 innings on the diamond, the Orioles are sitting with a efficiency on defense of 67.8% (27th in the majors).
In his career, Eshelman has given up 84 base knocks and he has 41 punch outs in 75 innings pitched. He has surrendered 42 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.394 and having a FIP of 6.5. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.95 and he has gone up against 325 opposing batters during his pro baseball career. Eshelman (4-3 record in his career) has a 5.02 ERA while giving up 10.0 hits per 9 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Baltimore (+145)
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