Houston Astros vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 6/10/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Houston (+115) Cleveland (-135)
The Houston Astros (36-27) are en route to Progressive Field on Saturday where they will play the Cleveland Guardians (29-33). The line on this contest has Houston at +115 and Cleveland is opening at -135. The betting total comes in at 8. The pitchers expected to start will be J.P. France and Triston McKenzie.
The Astros have accrued 101 two-baggers as a squad and have smacked 69 balls out of the park. Houston has a slugging rate of .399 and have been called out on strikes 502 times, while being walked on 188 occasions. As a squad, the Houston Astros are scoring 4.5 runs per game, which is 14th in the league. They have accrued 269 RBI's as well as 512 base knocks this year, while their team batting average is .247. They are sitting with 281 runs and hold an on-base percentage of .316.
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Their strikeout to walk ratio is 3.25 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.22. Astros pitchers have allowed 66 long balls and 221 runs (1st in the league). Houston has allowed 490 base hits (8.0 per 9 innings) as well as 199 earned runs. The Astros have a team ERA of 3.25 so far this season (1st in baseball), and the staff has struck out 589 hitters. Their pitching staff has walked 181 hitters and their FIP sits at 3.83 as a squad on the campaign.
The Astros have dispatched 189 relief pitchers to the hill this season. The bullpen pitchers have inherited 52 runners on the campaign and 28.8% of them earned a run for their team. They have compiled 16 saves so far this season and have missed out on 6 out of their 22 save opportunities. The Astros bullpen have a save rate of 72.7% and has entered the game in 54 save situations. The bullpen have a total of 31 holds this year (17th in baseball). Astros relief pitchers have entered the game with runners on 30 times and also have had 48 appearances in high leverage situations.
The Astros have turned 69.2% of balls in play into outs in their 4,956 innings, which ranks them 15th in pro baseball. The Houston Astros have notched a total of 1,652 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 514 assists and 24 errors. Their fielding rate is at .989 which is 6th in professional baseball, and have 56 double plays.
France (1-1 career record) holds a FIP of 5.14 and he has gone up against 141 opposing hitters in the majors. He has conceded 30 base knocks (7.9 hits per 9 innings) and has had 9 walks. His earned run average is 3.44 (13 ER's allowed) and his WHIP is 1.147. France has pitched in 34 frames and has 29 punch outs in his pro baseball career.
The Cleveland Guardians have accounted for an OBP of .301 in addition to a team batting average of .235 so far this year. They have struck out on 436 occasions (29th in the league) and have earned 478 hits. Cleveland has tallied 35 home runs over the course of the season to go along with 205 runs batted in. The Guardians hold a slugging % of .350 and they are earning 3.62 runs per outing (28th in MLB). They have recorded 108 doubles, while taking a walk 185 times as well as notching 221 runs.
The Guardians have a team WHIP of 1.255 and are the owners of a FIP of 4.02 as a pitching staff so far this year. They come in at 16th in MLB as a staff in total hits conceded with 512. The Cleveland pitching staff have conceded 250 runs for the season while holding a team ERA of 3.77 (228 earned runs relinquished). They currently have a K/BB ratio of 7.70 (468 strikeouts vs 172 bases on balls). They have conceded 59 long balls and they allow 4.13 runs per 9 innings (8th in baseball).
With 75 save situations, the Guardians have accrued 38 holds and 14 blown saves. Cleveland has called on relief pitchers to take the mound in 37 save opportunities and they have come away with 23 saves. Their relievers have stepped onto the hill 83 times in high leverage situations in addition to 51 occasions with runners on. Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score rate of 22.9% of 70 inherited runners. They are currently ranked 16th in the league with a save rate of 62.2%, and they have dispatched 196 relief pitchers onto the field on the year.
The Cleveland Guardians have gotten 41 double plays and have accounted for a fielding rate of .986 (16th in MLB). The Guardians have accrued 572 assists, 31 errors and have accounted for 1,635 putouts during this campaign. In 4,905 innings on the field, the Guardians have accumulated a defensive efficiency of 70.0% (9th in baseball).
In his career, McKenzie has surrendered 244 hits while he has accumulated 378 K's in 349 frames. He has surrendered a total of 141 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.018 and a FIP of 4.0. He has a K/BB ratio of 3.38 and he has gone up against 1,380 hitters thus far in his career. McKenzie (18-21 win-loss record in his career) is the owner of a 3.63 earned run average while allowing 6.3 hits per nine innings.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Cleveland (-135)
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