Baltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros Prediction, 8/27/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Houston Astros
Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, TX
TV: AT&T SportsNet Southwest
Odds/Point Spread: Baltimore (+135) Houston (-155)
The Houston Astros (80-45) will go up against the Baltimore Orioles (64-59) at Minute Maid Park on Saturday. The line on this matchup has the Orioles at +135 while the Astros are opening at -155. The betting total comes in at 8.5. The men taking the mound will be Dean Kremer and Jose Urquidy.
Baltimore has a slugging % of .392 and have been called out on strikes 1,073 times, while taking a walk on 352 occasions. They have accounted for 503 runs batted in in addition to 993 hits on the season, and their average at the plate is .238. The Orioles have earned 223 doubles as a team and have knocked 129 baseballs out of the stadium. They are sitting with 532 runs and have an on-base percentage of .305. As a unit, the Baltimore Orioles are scoring 4.3 runs/g, which is 17th in baseball.
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Orioles pitchers have surrendered 136 home runs and also 520 total runs (15th in the league). Their pitching staff has walked 335 batters and their FIP is 4.06 as a squad this season. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.82 and the pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.29. The Orioles hold a team earned run average of 3.90 this season (15th in MLB), and they have rung up 945 batters.
The Orioles relief pitchers have accumulated a save rate of 76.1% and has entered the game in 116 save situations. The relievers have inherited 237 base runners this year and 30.0% of them crossed home plate. Orioles relief pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 168 times in addition to having 149 appearances in high leverage situations. The Orioles have dispatched 426 relievers to the mound so far this year. The relievers have notched 67 holds for the year (13th in the league). They have accumulated 35 saves this year and have blown 11 of their 46 save chances.
The Orioles have turned 68.7% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 9,888 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 22nd in baseball. The Baltimore Orioles have 3,296 putouts this year, as well as 1,154 assists and 74 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .984 which is 24th in baseball, and they have turned 111 double plays.
Kremer (6-12 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.74 while he has faced 640 batters in the major leagues. He has surrendered 158 hits (9.6 hits per nine innings) with 55 walks. His ERA is 5.11 (84 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.439. Kremer has taken the hill for 148 innings and has tallied 128 strikeouts in his MLB career.
The Houston Astros have compiled a team OBP of .320 and a batting average of .247 on the season. They have been rung up on 934 occasions (28th in the league) and have a total of 1,040 hits. Houston has accounted for 170 home runs over the course of the season as well as 564 RBIs. The Astros have a SLG% of .427 and they earn 4.60 runs per game (8th in baseball). They have put up 225 doubles, while getting a free base 421 times and racking up 580 runs.
The Houston pitching staff have yielded 422 runs this season while holding an ERA of 3.06 (380 earned runs relinquished). They have relinquished 105 homers and they surrender 3.40 runs per 9 innings (2nd in MLB). The Astros hold a team WHIP of 1.115 and have a FIP of 3.44 as a squad for the season. Their K/BB ratio sits at 3.12 (1,131 strikeouts against 362 free passes). They sit at 2nd in the league as a staff in total hits allowed with 883.
With 129 save situations, the Astros have earned 77 holds and also 14 blown saves. Houston has called on relievers to enter the contest in 52 save opportunities and they have tallied 38 saves. Their relievers have taken the field 119 times in high leverage situations in addition to 81 occasions with base runners. Houston relievers have an inherited score percentage of 29.8% out of their 121 inherited base runners. They are ranked 4th in baseball with a save percentage of 73.1%, and they have sent 366 relievers to the mound this season.
The Houston Astros have gotten 99 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .987 (10th in MLB). The Astros have accrued 989 assists, 59 errors and have amassed 3,350 putouts over the course of the season. In 10,050 innings on the diamond, the Astros hold a defensive efficiency of 71.9% (3rd in pro baseball).
Urquidy (23-9 career win-loss mark) has earned a 3.58 earned run average while allowing 7.8 hits per nine innings. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.05 and he has gone up against 1,257 batters during his pro baseball career. He has conceded a total of 124 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.068 and having a FIP of 4.2. So far in his MLB career, Urquidy has allowed 271 hits while earning 251 strikeouts in 311 innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Baltimore (+135)
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