Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles Free Pick Game 2

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In Game 2 of a doubleheader, the Houston Astros are set to take the field against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards. The game gets underway 7:35 p.m. ET and Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will broadcast this AL showdown.

Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles Odds

Baltimore (+210) is the home-team underdog against Houston (-230) and Vegas has put the Over/Under for this night game at 8.5 runs. The odds for wagering on the game’s total stand at -110 for both the over and the under. Runline odds sit at -155 for betting the Astros -1.5 runs and +135 for the Orioles +1.5 runs.

The Orioles are 46-113 straight up (SU) and 65-93 against the spread (ATS). The team has lost 52.6 units for moneyline bettors and 40.8 units (ATS). Baltimore has covered the spread four times in its last seven games and the total has gone over in four of those seven. The Astros are 101-58 SU and have gone 82-76 ATS. In total, the team’s lost 3.4 units for moneyline bettors and 1.8 units ATS. Houston’s covered the spread five times in its last seven games and the total has gone under in three of those seven.

Baltimore games have an over/under record of 72-81-5 in 2018. Houston has also been a decent under bet with a total record of 70-80-8.

Dallas Keuchel will get the start for Houston. The southpaw Keuchel is 12-11 with a 3.75 ERA and 151 strikeouts. He’s 0-0 with three strikeouts and a 1.80 ERA against Baltimore this year.

The Orioles will turn to Yefry Ramirez (1-7, 6.07 ERA), who has 58 strikeouts and 33 walks to his credit as well as a WHIP of 1.55. Ramirez hasn’t faced the Astros yet this year and did not record any MLB pitching stats in 2017.

As a unit, Baltimore’s pitchers have allowed 5.6 runs per game overall in 2018. Its starters have a 5.53 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings. The bullpen has a 4.82 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 8.1 K/9.

The Baltimore offense is putting up 3.9 runs per outing, including 3.8 per game over its last 10 games and 4.4 per game over its last five. The team has a slash-line of .251/.316/.433 over its last five games and is 2-3 SU during that span.

The Orioles’ batters have been led by outfielders Adam Jones and Trey Mancini. Jones is slashing .281/.313/.420 with 15 home runs, 63 RBIs and 54 runs scored, and Mancini is batting .242 with 24 homers, 57 RBIs and 68 runs.

In the other dugout, Houston’s pitchers have allowed 3.3 runs per game and its starters own a 3.19 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 10.35 K/9. The bullpen has managed a solid ERA of just 2.98, along with a K-per-9 of 10.64.

Astros hitters have slashed .256/.332/.426 on their way to 5.0 runs scored per game this year, including 4.7 runs per game over the team’s last 10 games and 3.6 per game over the team’s last five contests (4-1 SU).

Third baseman Alex Bregman and second baseman Jose Altuve have paced Houston’s offense. Bregman is slashing .289/.395/.537 with 31 home runs, 103 RBIs and 104 runs scored, while Altuve (.314/.385/.451) has produced 13 homers, 61 RBIs, 84 runs and 17 stolen bases.

The Orioles have lost 3.1 units and are 25-28 ATS when facing a left-handed starting pitcher. The over has hit in 25 of those games, as opposed to 27 that’ve hit the under against lefty starters.

Houston Astros at Baltimore Orioles Pick

Predictions: SU Winner – Astros, ATS Winner – Astros, O/U – OVER

Betting Trends

  • The under has cashed in three of Houston’s last seven games.
  • Each team has hit 10 home runs over its last 10 games.
  • Houston has averaged 20.3 runs + hits + errors over its last 10 games and 19.6 over its last five.
  • The Astros have won six of their last seven games SU.