Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 8/31/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+145) Cleveland (-170)
The Cleveland Guardians (67-59) will compete against the Baltimore Orioles (67-60) at Progressive Field on Wednesday. The odds on this game have the Orioles at +145 and the Guardians are opening at -170. The betting total is set at 8. The pitchers who are expected to start will be Jordan Lyles and Triston McKenzie.
The Orioles have tallied 227 doubles as a unit and have smacked 132 baseballs out of the park. Baltimore has a slugging rate of .391 and have struck out 1,103 times, while taking a walk on 363 occasions. As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are scoring 4.2 runs per contest, which has them at 20th in the league. They have 509 runs batted in in addition to 1,013 hits this year, and their team batting average is at .237. They have tallied 538 runs while having a team on-base percentage of .305.
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Orioles pitchers have conceded 137 home runs and 524 runs in total (10th in baseball). Their pitching staff has walked 340 opposing hitters and their FIP comes in at 4.04 as a squad so far this year. They have accumulated a K/BB ratio of 2.84 and their pitching staff has a team WHIP of 1.28. The Orioles have an ERA of 3.84 this season (13th in baseball), and the staff has struck out 964 batters.
Orioles pitchers have entered the contest with players on base 172 times in addition to having 152 appearances in high leverage situations. The relievers are sitting with 68 holds for the season (14th in MLB). The Orioles bullpen have earned a save percentage of 77.1% and has come into the game in 119 save situations. They have 37 saves this season and have not converted 11 of 48 chances to get a save. The relievers have inherited 243 runners this season with 29.6% of them crossed the plate. The Orioles have dispatched 431 relief pitchers to the hill on the season.
The Orioles have turned 68.9% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 10,122 innings on the diamond, which ranks them 21st in baseball. The Baltimore Orioles have 3,374 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,184 assists and 75 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .984 which has them sitting 21st in baseball, and have accumulated 116 double plays.
Lyles has thrown 1,293 innings and has accumulated 999 punch outs in his pro baseball career. Lyles (63-88 career record) holds a FIP of 4.67 while he has gone up against 5,686 batters in the majors. His ERA is 5.12 (736 earned runs allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.438. He has given up 1,420 base knocks (9.9 hits per nine innings) and has 439 walks.
Cleveland has accumulated 100 home runs so far this year to go along with 513 RBIs. They have tallied 225 doubles, while walking 347 times as well as scoring 538 runs. The Cleveland Guardians have accounted for a team OBP of .312 and a team batting average of .250 for the season. The Guardians hold a slugging % of .383 and they earn 4.27 runs per contest (17th in the league). They have struck out on 878 instances (30th in the league) and have earned a total of 1,076 hits.
The Guardians hold a team WHIP of 1.190 and have a FIP of 3.81 as a team on the year. They have earned a K/BB ratio of 3.08 (1,061 strikeouts vs 344 bases on balls). They rank 4th in baseball as a staff in total hits allowed with 985. They have yielded 132 home runs and they relinquish 4.07 runs per 9 innings (9th in the league). The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 505 runs for the year while holding a team ERA of 3.67 (456 earned runs surrendered).
With 91 save situations, the Guardians have 40 holds in addition to 13 blown saves. Cleveland has had bullpen pitchers take the mound in 47 save chances and they have walked away with 34 saves. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 121 times in high leverage situations and on 100 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 30.1% out of their 143 inherited runners. They are ranked 4th in MLB with a save percentage of 72.3%, and they have sent 381 relief pitchers onto the field this season.
Out of their 10,056 innings played, the Guardians have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.4% (10th in baseball). The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 97 double plays and have earned a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in professional baseball). The Guardians have racked up 1,126 assists, 72 errors and have earned a total of 3,352 putouts so far this year.
During his career, McKenzie has surrendered 209 base hits while accumulating 320 strikeouts in 301 innings. McKenzie (16-20 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.89 ERA and has given up 6.2 hits per nine innings. He has given up a total of 130 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.040 and having a FIP of 4.2. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.08 and he has gone up against 1,192 opposing batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore (+145)
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