Houston Astros vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 9/23/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Friday, September 23, 2022
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (-150) Baltimore (+130)
Oriole Park at Camden Yards is the site where the Baltimore Orioles (77-71) will compete against the Houston Astros (99-51) on Friday. The odds on this game have Houston at -150 while Baltimore opens at +130. The betting total comes in at 7.5. The pitchers who are expected to start are Jose Urquidy and Dean Kremer.
The Astros have accumulated 260 two-baggers as a team and have smacked 199 balls out of the park. Houston has a slugging rate of .424 and have been rung up 1,091 times, while drawing a walk on 499 occasions. As a unit, the Houston Astros are putting up 4.6 runs per game, which ranks them 9th in baseball. They have 662 runs batted in in addition to 1,229 hits on the season, while their batting average is sitting at .247. They have accounted for 682 runs and have an on-base percentage of .321.
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The Astros are sitting with a team ERA of 2.90 this year (2nd in baseball), and their staff has rung up 1,385 hitters. They have walked 427 opposing batters and their FIP comes in at 3.32 as a team on the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.24 and the pitching staff has a collective WHIP of 1.09. Astros pitchers have given up 122 home runs and 474 total runs (2nd in the league).
Astros bullpen pitchers have entered the game with players on base 93 times and also have had 145 appearances in high leverage situations. The bullpen have recorded 92 holds for the season (7th in MLB). The Astros relief pitchers have earned a save rate of 77.4% and has come into the game in 154 save situations. They have recorded 48 saves this season and have blown 14 of 62 save chances. The relievers have inherited 135 base runners over the course of the season with 27.4% of those runners ended up crossing the plate. The Astros have dispatched 437 relief pitchers to the mound over the course of the season.
The Astros have turned 72.1% of balls in play into outs out of 11,946 innings, which has them sitting at 2nd in the majors. The Houston Astros have 3,982 putouts so far this season, in addition to 1,169 assists and 66 errors. Their fielding percentage is at .987 which is 6th in baseball, and they have turned 113 double plays.
Urquidy has taken the hill for 334 frames and has earned 274 strikeouts so far in his pro baseball career. Urquidy (24-12 career record) has earned a FIP of 4.28 while he has faced 1,357 opposing hitters during his time in the major leagues. His ERA is 3.74 (139 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.091. He has given up 296 base hits (8.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 69 free passes.
The Orioles have a team slugging % of .387 and they are earning 4.12 runs per game (22nd in baseball). They have put up 254 doubles, while getting a free base 428 times as well as recording 606 runs. Baltimore has compiled 153 HRs on the year and 574 runs batted in. They have struck out on 1,260 occasions (13th in the league) and are sitting with 1,154 base hits. The Baltimore Orioles have an on-base percentage of .304 in addition to a team batting average of .234 on the year.
The Baltimore pitching staff have surrendered 617 runs so far this year and come in with a team ERA of 3.94 (569 earned runs relinquished). They have conceded 158 long balls and they yield 4.27 runs per 9 innings (12th in MLB). The Orioles have a team WHIP of 1.287 with a FIP of 4.04 as a team for the season. Their K/BB ratio is 2.79 (1,099 strikeouts against 394 bases on balls). They have a ranking of 26th in MLB as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 1,281.
Baltimore relief pitchers have an inherited score rate of 30.2% out of their 281 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have come in 164 times in high leverage situations and on 196 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 133 save situations, the Orioles have earned 77 holds and 11 blown saves. They are ranked 1st in MLB holding a save percentage of 79.2%, and they have dispatched 497 bullpen pitchers onto the diamond over the course of the season. Baltimore has had relief pitchers step onto the hill in 53 save chances and they have recorded 42 saves.
In 11,715 innings on the field, the Orioles have earned a defensive efficiency of 69.0% (22nd in MLB). The Baltimore Orioles have gotten 135 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .984 (19th in pro baseball). The Orioles have racked up 1,383 assists, 84 errors and have 3,905 putouts so far this season.
Kremer (8-13 career record) holds a 4.76 ERA and has allowed 9.4 hits per nine innings. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.25 and he has faced 762 opposing batters so far in his career. He has conceded 94 ER's while earning a WHIP of 1.402 and a FIP of 4.5. During his career, Kremer has given up 185 hits while he has accumulated 144 strikeouts in 177 innings pitched.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Houston (-150)
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