Cleveland Guardians vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 5/31/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cleveland Guardians vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
Oriole Park at Camden Yards is the location where the Baltimore Orioles (34-20) will attempt to beat the Cleveland Guardians (24-29) on Wednesday. The expected starting pitchers will be Shane Bieber and Austin Voth.
As a squad, the Cleveland Guardians are recording 3.5 runs per outing, which has them at 30th in baseball. They have accumulated 183 runs scored while having a team on-base percentage of .297. The Guardians have accounted for 89 two-baggers as a squad and have hit 30 baseballs out of the park. They have earned 167 RBI's as well as 398 base knocks this season, while their batting average is at .227. Cleveland has a slugging percentage of .341 and have struck out 377 times, while being walked on 167 occasions.
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They have a K/BB ratio of 2.73 and their pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.25. Guardians pitchers have allowed 54 home runs and also 216 runs in total (5th in MLB). Cleveland has given up 445 hits (8.4 per 9 innings) and 195 earned runs. The Guardians have compiled a team earned run average of 3.69 for the season (5th in MLB), and their staff has rung up 402 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 147 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.10 as a team so far this season.
The Guardians have dispatched 164 relievers to the mound on the season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 61 runners so far this season and 21.3% of those players earned a run for their team. They have tallied 20 saves this year and have blown 12 of 32 chances to save the game. The Guardians relievers have earned a save rate of 62.5% and has stepped onto the mound in 59 save situations. The relief pitchers have recorded 27 holds for the year (18th in baseball). Guardians relief pitchers have stepped onto the hill with opponents on base 47 times and also have had 72 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Cleveland Guardians have earned a total of 1,427 putouts over the course of the season, in addition to 496 assists and 28 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which has them sitting 15th in pro baseball, and they have twisted 35 double plays. The Guardians have converted 70.3% of baseballs in play into outs out of 4,281 innings on the field, which has them ranked 8th in MLB.
Bieber (58-29 career mark) holds a FIP of 3.09 while he has faced 3,129 hitters in the majors. He has allowed 686 base knocks (8.0 hits per 9 innings) with 172 free passes. His ERA is 3.16 (272 ER's allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.109. Bieber has taken the hill for 774 innings and has earned 880 punch outs in his career.
Baltimore has recorded 64 HRs so far this season and 257 RBIs. They have recorded 96 doubles, while walking 196 times as well as racking up 265 runs. The Baltimore Orioles have recorded an OBP of .324 and a batting average of .249 on the campaign. The Orioles hold a team slugging % of .417 and they score 4.91 runs per contest (7th in the league). They have struck out on 441 instances (23rd in the league) and have totaled 453 hits.
The Orioles are sitting with a team WHIP of 1.307 in addition to having a FIP of 4.15 as a team so far this year. Their K/BB ratio sits at 9.10 (491 strikeouts against 174 free passes). They sit at 23rd in the league as a pitching staff in total hits surrendered with 463. They have given up 64 long balls and they give up 4.36 runs per 9 innings (10th in MLB). The Baltimore pitching staff have given up 236 runs on the season while holding an ERA of 4.08 (221 earned runs surrendered).
With 77 save situations, the Orioles have amassed 47 holds and also 12 blown saves. Baltimore has had relievers step onto the hill in 29 save chances and they have recorded 17 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the mound 77 times in high leverage situations and also on 71 occasions with runners on base. Baltimore relievers have an inherited score rate of 33.3% of 99 inherited base runners. They are currently ranked 20th in the league holding a save percentage of 58.6%, and they have dispatched 193 relief pitchers onto the diamond this season.
The Baltimore Orioles have turned 59 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .988 (10th in professional baseball). The Orioles have recorded 470 assists, 24 errors and have 1,463 putouts so far this year. In their 4,389 innings on the field, the Orioles have earned a efficiency on defense of 68.4% (21st in MLB).
In his career, Voth has given up 296 base hits while accumulating 273 strikeouts in 291 innings. Voth (15-13 win-loss mark in his career) holds a 4.79 earned run average and has conceded 9.2 hits per nine innings. He has given up 155 ER's while holding a WHIP of 1.371 and a FIP of 4.8. He has a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.65 and he has faced 1,258 opposing hitters during his MLB career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore
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