Houston Astros vs Baltimore Orioles Prediction, 8/8/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Baltimore Orioles
Date: Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD
The Baltimore Orioles (70-42) will try to beat the Houston Astros (64-49) at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Tuesday. The pitchers who are expected to start are Framber Valdez and Grayson Rodriguez.
The Astros have accrued 182 doubles as a team and have knocked 142 baseballs out of the stadium. Houston is slugging .414 and have been called out on strikes 881 times, while taking a walk on 366 occasions. As a team, the Houston Astros are putting up 4.7 runs per contest, which is 11th in MLB. They have amassed 511 RBI's as well as 943 base knocks on the year, and their batting average comes in at .249. They have tallied 529 runs and hold an OBP of .320.
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They have a strikeout to walk ratio of 2.78 and the pitching staff holds a collective WHIP of 1.27. Astros pitchers have relinquished 133 home runs and also 466 runs in total (9th in baseball). Houston has allowed 904 base hits (8.1 per 9 innings) and 418 earned runs. The Astros are sitting with a team earned run average of 3.76 so far this year (2nd in the league), and the staff has rung up 1,017 batters. Their pitching staff has walked 366 opposing hitters and their FIP is 4.23 as a squad for the year.
The Astros have sent 351 relievers to the hill so far this season. The relief pitchers have inherited 104 base runners for the year and 32.7% of those runners ended up scoring. They have compiled 34 saves over the course of the season and have blown 16 out of their 50 save opportunities. The Astros bullpen have a save percentage of 68.0% and has come into the game in 112 save situations. The relievers have tallied 61 holds for the season (14th in baseball). Astros relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 64 times in addition to having 115 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Astros have turned 69.4% of baseballs in play into outs out of 8,997 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 11th in professional baseball. The Houston Astros are sitting with 2,999 putouts at this point in the season, as well as 958 assists and 55 errors. Their fielding percentage is currently at .986 which is 14th in professional baseball, and have accumulated 105 double plays.
Valdez (50-30 career mark) sits with a FIP of 3.54 while he has gone up against 2,713 batters in the major leagues. He has allowed 547 hits (7.6 hits per nine innings) with 242 walks. His ERA is 3.31 (239 earned runs allowed) and his WHIP is 1.215. Valdez has taken the hill for 649 innings and is sitting with 638 strikeouts in his MLB career.
The Orioles have a team slugging % of .423 and they average 4.97 runs per game (6th in the league). They have 215 doubles, while taking a walk 361 times and scoring 552 runs. Baltimore has 129 home runs this season and 535 runs batted in. They have been called out on strikes on 929 occasions (18th in baseball) and have notched a total of 952 hits. The Baltimore Orioles have recorded a team OBP of .322 and a team batting average of .254 this year.
The Baltimore pitching staff have given up 479 runs so far this season while having a team ERA of 4.08 (451 earned runs conceded). They have conceded 125 home runs and they concede 4.33 runs per 9 innings (11th in MLB). The Orioles hold a team WHIP of 1.278 and have a FIP of 4.04 as a team this season. Their K/BB ratio is 9.20 (1,012 strikeouts vs 344 walks). They are sitting at 18th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits relinquished with 928.
Baltimore relievers hold an inherited score rate of 36.6% of 205 inherited base runners. Their bullpen pitchers have come in 146 times in high leverage situations and also on 137 occasions with runners on. With 142 save situations, the Orioles have compiled 82 holds and also 23 blown saves. They sit at 18th in the league holding a save percentage of 60.3%, and they have sent 376 relief pitchers onto the field for the year. Baltimore has called on relief pitchers to enter the contest in 58 save opportunities and they have walked away with 35 saves.
Out of their 8,955 innings on the diamond, the Orioles have a defensive efficiency of 68.9% (18th in baseball). The Baltimore Orioles have turned 96 double plays and own a fielding percentage of .989 (4th in professional baseball). The Orioles have accrued 964 assists, 45 errors and have notched a total of 2,985 putouts on the campaign.
Rodriguez (2-3 career record) has earned a 6.09 ERA while surrendering 9.7 hits per nine innings. His strikeout to walk ratio is 2.62 and he has faced 297 opposing hitters so far in his MLB career. He has surrendered 46 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.500 and having a FIP of 4.8. So far in his pro baseball career, Rodriguez has allowed 73 hits while he has accumulated 76 K's in 68 frames.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Baltimore
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