Miami Marlins at Baltimore Orioles Betting Preview

Victor TrejosBaseball, MLB

The Miami Marlins will head north to Oriole Park to face off against the Baltimore Orioles. This interleague showdown will get going at 7:05 p.m. ET and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will be airing the game.

Miami Marlins vs. Baltimore Orioles Odds

Oddsmakers have listed Baltimore (-145) as the favorite over Miami (+135). The total stands at nine runs and bettors can take either the over or the under for -110. Bettors can also wager on the game’s runline with the current odds sitting at Marlins +1.5 runs (-160) and Orioles -1.5 runs (+140).

The Orioles are only 19-48 straight up (SU) and 24-43 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 28.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline and 24.2 units (ATS). Baltimore has a – ATS mark over its last seven games and the . The Marlins, on the other hand, have gone 26-43 SU this year and are 35-33 ATS. Overall, the team’s lost 2.2 units for gamblers taking the moneyline and 5.3 units ATS. Miami is – ATS over its last seven games and the.

Orioles games have an over/under record of 27-38-2 so far in 2018. The Marlins have an over/under record of 34-34.

Jose Urena will get the start for the visiting Marlins. The right-handed Urena (1-8, 4.59 ERA) has recorded 66 strikeouts in 80.1 innings so far. He has yet to face the Orioles this year and did not record a start against them in 2017, either.

The Orioles are turning to righty Kevin Gausman (3-5, 4.58 ERA), who has 74 strikeouts and 17 walks to his credit as well as a 1.40 WHIP. Gausman did not record a start against the Marlins in 2017.

As a unit, Baltimore’s pitchers have yielded 5.2 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have an ERA of 5.33, a WHIP of 1.53 and a strikeouts-per-nine of 7.8. The bullpen has a 4.31 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 8.1 K/9.

The Baltimore offense has put up 3.5 runs per outing, including 2.4 per game over its last 10 games and 2.2 per game over its last five. The team has hit .194/.313/.272 over its last five games and is 0-5 SU during that stretch.

Shortstop Manny Machado and right fielder Adam Jones have paced the Orioles’ batters this year. Machado is hitting .307/.378/.579 with 18 home runs, 50 RBIs and 32 runs scored, while the line for Jones stands at .286/.307/.451 with 10 homers, 29 RBIs and 26 runs scored.

In the other dugout, Miami’s pitching staff allowed 5.0 runs per game and its starters own a 4.55 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 7.70 K/9. The bullpen has an ERA of 5.09, along with a WHIP of 1.32 and a K-per-9 of 8.40.

The Marlins offense has slashed .235/.304/.353 on its way to 3.5 runs scored per game in 2018, including 4.6 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.8 per game over the team’s last five contests (3-2 SU).

Miami’s hitters have been led by third baseman Brian Anderson and second baseman Starlin Castro. Anderson is slashing .304/.379/.435 with four home runs, 33 RBIs and 39 runs scored, while Castro (.282/.332/.387) is up to three homers, 25 RBIs and 40 runs scored.

Miami Marlins vs. Baltimore Orioles Free Prediction


Predictions: SU Winner – Orioles, ATS Winner – Marlins, O/U – UNDER

Betting Notes

  • Miami has logged 12 extra-base hits over its last five games. Baltimore has eight XBH over its last five.
  • Baltimore has posted 16.2 Runs + Hits + Errors per game over its last 10 games and 16.2 over its last five.
  • Both teams have hit nine home runs over their last 10 games.