Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 9/22/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Baltimore Orioles vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Friday, September 22, 2023
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
The Baltimore Orioles (95-57) are on their way to Progressive Field on Friday where they will play the Cleveland Guardians (72-81). The pitchers expected to start will be Dean Kremer and Shane Bieber.
Baltimore has a slugging percentage of .429 and have been called out on strikes 1,278 times, while drawing a walk on 476 occasions. They have amassed 752 RBI's as well as 1,335 base knocks so far this season, while their average at the plate is at .258. The Orioles have tallied 292 doubles as a team and have hit 180 baseballs out of the park. They have accumulated 776 runs and have an on-base percentage of .322. As a team, the Baltimore Orioles are recording 5.1 runs per contest, which is 6th in baseball.
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They have a K/BB ratio of 3.00 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.26. Orioles pitchers have conceded 175 long balls and 650 total runs (8th in baseball). Baltimore has surrendered 1,272 base hits (8.4 per 9 innings) as well as 609 earned runs. The Orioles hold a team ERA of 4.01 over the course of the season (10th in baseball), and the staff has rung up 1,347 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 449 players from the other team and their FIP is 4.07 as a team so far this year.
The Orioles have dispatched 525 relievers to the mound for the year. The relief pitchers have inherited 270 base runners on the campaign with 34.4% of those players crossed home plate. They have accumulated 46 saves on the season and have not converted 30 of 76 save opportunities. The Orioles relief pitchers have accumulated a save percentage of 60.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 181 save situations. The bullpen have tallied 102 holds this season (1st in MLB). Orioles pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 187 times as well as having 192 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Orioles have turned 69.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of their 12,288 innings on the field, which has them sitting 16th in MLB. The Baltimore Orioles have a total of 4,096 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 1,355 assists and 64 errors. Their fielding percentage sits at .988 which puts them in 5th in the majors, and have a total of 135 double plays.
Kremer has taken the mound for 361 innings and has accounted for 302 strikeouts in his pro baseball career. Kremer (21-20 win-loss mark in his career) sits with a FIP of 4.61 while he has gone up against 1,534 hitters during his time in the major leagues. His earned run average is 4.38 (176 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.344. He has surrendered 363 hits (9.0 hits per 9 innings) and has 123 free passes.
Cleveland has hit 117 home runs this season as well as 587 runs batted in. They have recorded 279 doubles, while taking a walk 444 times as well as putting up 626 runs. The Cleveland Guardians have tallied an OBP of .313 in addition to a batting average of .250 so far this season. The Guardians have a team slugging % of .382 and they are earning 4.09 runs per outing (27th in MLB). They have been rung up on 1,079 instances (30th in baseball) and have tallied 1,306 hits.
The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 648 runs for the year while having a team ERA of 3.92 (594 earned runs conceded). They have surrendered 165 long balls and they allow 4.27 runs per 9 innings (7th in baseball). The Guardians have a team WHIP of 1.290 in addition to having a FIP of 4.21 as a squad for the season. They currently have a K/BB ratio of 8.10 (1,236 strikeouts vs 491 free passes). They are sitting at 17th in the league as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 1,270.
Cleveland has called on relievers to take the mound in 74 save opportunities and they have tallied 44 saves. They rank 20th in the league with a save rate of 59.5%, and they have sent 510 bullpen pitchers to the mound on the season. Their bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the mound 183 times in high leverage situations in addition to 131 occasions with base runners. Cleveland bullpen pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 23.5% out of 183 inherited base runners. With 173 save situations, the Guardians have tallied 94 holds in addition to 30 blown saves.
The Cleveland Guardians have turned 115 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .986 (12th in pro baseball). The Guardians have accrued 1,346 assists, 76 errors and have amassed 4,095 putouts this season. In 12,285 innings played, the Guardians have earned a efficiency on defense of 70.0% (7th in pro baseball).
In his career, Bieber has conceded 731 hits while he has tallied 926 punch outs in 820 innings. Bieber (59-32 win-loss mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.26 ERA while allowing 8.0 hits per 9 innings. He has surrendered 297 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.118 and a FIP of 3.2. He has a K/BB ratio of 4.98 and he has gone up against 3,326 batters so far in his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland
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