Milwaukee Brewers vs Cleveland Guardians Prediction, 6/23/2023 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Milwaukee Brewers vs Cleveland Guardians
Date: Friday, June 23, 2023
Location: Progressive Field in Cleveland, OH
TV: Bally Sports Great Lakes
Odds/Point Spread: Milwaukee (+125) Cleveland (-145)
The Milwaukee Brewers (38-36) are traveling to Progressive Field on Friday where they will attempt to defeat the Cleveland Guardians (35-38). The moneyline on this contest has the Brewers at +125 while the Guardians are at -145. The total is 8.5. The expected starting pitchers will be Wade Miley and Shane Bieber.
As a team, the Milwaukee Brewers are scoring 4.0 runs per game, which is 26th in baseball. They have notched a total of 298 runs and have an on-base percentage of .303. The Brewers have accumulated 94 two-baggers as a unit and have hit 83 baseballs out of the park. They have compiled 287 runs batted in as well as 547 base knocks for the season, and their team batting average sits at .226. Milwaukee has a slugging percentage of .374 and have been rung up 697 times, while drawing a walk on 247 occasions.
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The Brewers have an earned run average of 4.08 this season (14th in the league), and the staff has rung up 594 batters. Brewers pitchers have allowed 95 long balls in addition to 324 runs (13th in MLB). Their pitching staff has walked 248 opposing batters and their FIP sits at 4.63 as a unit so far this year. Milwaukee has yielded 594 hits (8.2 per 9 innings) and 297 earned runs. Their strikeout to walk ratio is 2.40 and their pitching staff has earned a collective WHIP of 1.29.
The Brewers bullpen have accumulated a save percentage of 69.2% and has come into the game in 67 save situations. The relief pitchers have inherited 86 runners this season with 27.9% of them earned a run for their team. Brewers bullpen pitchers have stepped onto the hill with players on base 59 times as well as having 63 appearances in high leverage situations. The Brewers have sent 234 relievers to the mound on the year. The relief pitchers are sitting with 40 holds so far this season (14th in the league). They have compiled 18 saves over the course of the season and have missed out on 8 out of their 26 save opportunities.
The Brewers have converted 71.2% of balls in play into outs in their 5,895 innings on the diamond, which has them sitting at 3rd in MLB. The Milwaukee Brewers are sitting with 1,965 putouts this year, in addition to 648 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding percentage is holding at .987 which ranks 7th in pro baseball, and have a total of 55 double plays.
Miley has thrown 1,664 innings and has accounted for 1,308 strikeouts during his MLB career. His earned run average is 4.10 (759 ER's allowed) and his career WHIP is 1.368. He has surrendered 1,703 base knocks (9.2 hits per nine innings) and has 574 walks. Miley (103-96 career mark) sits with a FIP of 4.11 and he has faced 7,133 hitters during his time in the majors.
The Cleveland Guardians have tallied a team OBP of .311 as well as a batting average of .247 this season. They have been called out on strikes on 521 occasions (29th in the league) and have notched a total of 612 base hits. Cleveland is sitting with 47 home runs so far this season as well as 268 runs batted in. The Guardians hold a team slugging % of .371 and they are scoring 3.93 runs per outing (27th in MLB). They have put up 134 doubles, while taking a walk 221 times and putting up 287 runs.
The Guardians have a WHIP of 1.289 in addition to having a FIP of 4.19 as a unit on the year. They sit at 16th in baseball as a pitching staff in total hits conceded with 618. The Cleveland pitching staff have surrendered 307 runs for the year and come in with a team ERA of 3.87 (282 earned runs yielded). Their strikeout to walk ratio is 7.70 (563 strikeouts against 226 bases on balls). They have relinquished 76 homers and they relinquish 4.22 runs per 9 innings (8th in the league).
Cleveland has had relief pitchers enter the game in 39 save chances and they have walked away with 25 saves. They are ranked 14th in baseball with a save rate of 64.1%, and they have dispatched 237 relievers onto the field on the season. Their relief pitchers have come in 97 times in high leverage situations and on 66 occasions with base runners. Cleveland relief pitchers hold an inherited score percentage of 20.9% out of 86 inherited runners. Sitting with 81 save situations, the Guardians have earned 41 holds in addition to 14 blown saves.
In 5,895 innings played, the Guardians have accumulated a efficiency on defense of 70.2% (7th in professional baseball). The Cleveland Guardians have turned 49 double plays and have notched a fielding percentage of .987 (13th in baseball). The Guardians have 676 assists, 36 errors and have a total of 1,965 putouts so far this season.
In his MLB career, Bieber has surrendered 709 hits while tallying 900 strikeouts in 798 innings pitched. Bieber (59-30 mark in his career) holds a 3.21 earned run average while surrendering 8.0 hits per nine innings. He has conceded a total of 285 earned runs while holding a WHIP of 1.112 and having a FIP of 3.1. His K/BB ratio is 5.06 and he has gone up against 3,231 batters during his pro baseball career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Cleveland (-145)
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