Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 8/30/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+130) Cleveland (-150)
The Cleveland Guardians (67-59) will try to defeat the Baltimore Orioles (67-60) at Progressive Field on Tuesday. The moneyline on this contest has Baltimore at +130 while Cleveland is priced at -150. The total has been set at 8.5. The expected starting pitchers are Spenser Watkins and Cal Quantrill.
Baltimore has a slugging rate of .391 and have struck out 1,103 times, while drawing a walk on 363 occasions. They have amassed 509 runs batted in as well as 1,013 base knocks on the season, and their average at the plate comes in at .237. The Orioles have accounted for 227 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 132 baseballs out of the stadium. They have accounted for 538 runs and hold an OBP of .305. As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are knocking in 4.2 runs per game, which has them sitting at 20th in the league.
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Orioles pitchers have conceded 137 home runs and also 524 total runs (11th in MLB). They have walked 340 opposing players and their FIP is 4.04 as a unit this year. They have a K/BB ratio of 2.84 and their pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.28. The Orioles have a team ERA of 3.84 so far this year (13th in MLB), and the staff has rung up 964 batters.
Orioles bullpen pitchers have gone to the mound with runners on 172 times as well as having 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have racked up 68 holds so far this season (14th in the league). The Orioles relievers have a save rate of 77.1% and has entered the game in 119 save situations. They have compiled 37 saves on the year and have blown 11 of 48 save chances. The relievers have inherited 243 runners for the season and 29.6% of them crossed home plate. The Orioles have dispatched 431 relievers to the hill this year.
The Orioles have converted 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of 10,122 innings, which ranks them 21st in baseball. The Baltimore Orioles have earned 3,374 putouts for the season, as well as 1,184 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding rate is at .984 which is 21st in baseball, and they have turned 116 double plays.
Watkins has taken the hill for 138 innings and has racked up 88 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 5.58 (86 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.471. He has given up 161 hits (10.4 hits per 9 innings) and has 43 walks. Watkins (6-11 career mark) holds a FIP of 5.09 and he has gone up against 616 hitters in the major leagues.
The Cleveland Guardians have an on-base percentage of .312 in addition to a batting average of .250 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 878 instances (30th in the league) and have accounted for 1,076 base hits. Cleveland has knocked in 100 home runs on the year to go along with 513 RBIs. The Guardians hold a team slugging % of .383 and they are scoring 4.27 runs per outing (17th in MLB). They have hit 225 two-baggers, while walking 347 times as well as scoring 538 runs.
The Guardians hold a team WHIP of 1.190 and have a FIP of 3.81 as a squad on the campaign. They currently have a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.08 (1,061 strikeouts against 344 walks). They rank 5th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 985. They have conceded 132 dingers and they allow 4.07 runs per 9 innings (9th in baseball). The Cleveland pitching staff have given up 505 runs this season while having a team ERA of 3.67 (456 earned runs yielded).
Sitting with 91 save situations, the Guardians have tallied 40 holds in addition to 13 blown saves. Cleveland has called on relievers to step onto the hill in 47 save chances and they have recorded 34 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 121 times in high leverage situations and also on 100 occasions with runners on base. Cleveland relief pitchers have an inherited score percentage of 30.1% out of their 143 inherited base runners. They rank 4th in MLB with a save percentage of 72.3%, and they have sent 381 relief pitchers onto the diamond on the campaign.
The Cleveland Guardians have turned 97 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (20th in the majors). The Guardians have recorded 1,126 assists, 72 errors and have notched a total of 3,352 putouts so far this year. Out of their 10,056 innings played, the Guardians have earned a defensive efficiency of 70.4% (10th in MLB).
So far in his career, Quantrill has given up 400 base hits while he has accumulated 335 strikeouts in 427 innings pitched. Quantrill (26-16 career record) holds a 3.62 earned run average and has given up 8.4 hits per 9 innings. He has conceded 172 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.218 and being the owner of a FIP of 4.2. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.77 and he has gone up against 1,784 hitters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore (+130)
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